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Preview and Game Thread #61: Chicago Bulls Vs. Atlanta Hawks (Updated)

Atlanta Hawks 10-11 Season Game #61



41-17 36-24
Philips Arena
March 1, 2011, 7:00 PM
SportSouth, 99X FM, Pre and Post Game Show 680 The Fan, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Derrick Rose PG Kirk Hinrich
Keith Bogans SG Joe Johnson
Luol Deng SF Marvin Williams
Carlos Boozer PF Al Horford
Joakim Noah C Jason Collins

Hawks Injury Report: Josh Smith (knee) is out and Kirk Hinrich (calf) will start.

Bulls Injury Report: none reported

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Pre-Game update from the arena.

  • AJC writer Ken Sugiura reports that Josh Smith will miss tonight's game with a knee injury that he suffered in the Denver game. Jason Collins will start in his place.
  • Sugiura also reports that Kirk Hinrich will make his first start in a Hawks uniform tonight. Hinrich came off the bench in wins over Golden State and Portland. He sat out the loss in Denver with a sore calf.
  • The Hawks also announced today that they have recalled Pape Sy from the the Utah Flash of the NBA D-League. Sy played in 23 games while averaging 8 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. More thoughts on this move later.
  • Josh Smith is getting an MRI on his knee tonight.