The Hawks will be without one of their big men as Zaza Pachulia is out sick and will not be traveling to San Antonio according to Michael Cunningham. Also according to MC, Atlanta will be sticking with the big lineup for the foreseeable future with the reasoning being that it allows the team to play straight up without having to double team which causes the Hawks to have to scramble to find shooters.
Where the big lineup will get a major test tonight is in pick and roll defense. The Spurs will put the Hawks in a variety of pick and roll situations with Tim Duncan. Will be a good test to see how the big lineup responds due to those conditions.
With Zaza out I would think that Josh Powell probably gets a few more minutes tonight but Etan Thomas is also a candidate for a slight bump in minutes as well.