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Atlanta Hawks News and Notes From Win Over The Warriors

Pre-Game Notes:

Al Horford on deciding against having an MRI on his injured hand:

"I didn’t think it was necessary," he said. "I just think it’s a matter of, I’ve had several injuries to it and it takes longer to heal. I was getting concerned because it wasn’t getting any better. It feels somewhat better today."

Larry Drew Pre-Game on the merits of bringing Marvin Williams off the bench:

"When he's in the starting lineup ... he can be a first option at times, he can be a fourth option at times," Drew said. "When he is in there with the reserves, he is going to be either one or two. To me, he's adapted well."

MC on Marvin's coming off the bench:

L.D. is using his normal lineup tonight so Marvin is back among the starters. He looked pretty good in his two most recent games coming off the bench. He played fewer minutes than his average but he got up 17 shots in 50 minutes. I think the Hawks benefited from him playing on the second unit.

The key ingredient there is the shot attempts. 

Post Game

Marvin Williams on the back injury that he sustained:

"I got up quick but when I tried to walk back to the bench it locked up on me," he said. "I will see how it feels tomorrow."

 I just realized that I inadvertently left this out of the game recap. As always we will update you on Marvin's status as soon as I hear something. 

Coach Drew on the defensive job the Hawks did on Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis:

"We knew we would have our hands full with Curry and Ellis, but I think we did a pretty good job with them," Hawks coach Larry Drew said. "We did a good job contesting their shots, but then Wright made shots. Sometimes you give something up to stop something else."

Bret LaGree of Hoopinion on the Hawks ball and player movement:

Offensively, the Hawks provided a reminder that, when they move the ball, move without the ball, and look to get the ball inside initially, they create extremely high quality shots. 31 assists on 44 field goals on 55.8 eFG% attest to that. Each of those numbers could have been higher had Atlanta not displayed, at times, some shockingly poor transition passing.