The Hawks will start Jeff Teague, Devin Harris, Kyle Korver, Josh Smith, and Al Horford tonight against the Orlando Magic. DeShawn Stevenson's back is feeling better and was not listed inactive, but he was the latest Hawk to feel ill with a flu bug that has been making it's rounds in the locker room. Drew said the back is not an issue, but that he has been feeling under the weather. DeShawn can be used, but if all goes well against the Magic, he won't be needed much.
The Hawks will not go with their big lineup, choosing to play smaller with Al at the 5, where he will likely match up with Nikola Vucevic while the match-up of the night (if there is one) will be Josh Smith against Glen "Big Baby" Davis. The Hawks appear to be the clear favorites tonight, and this is a great chance for Atlanta to get a convincing win and rest some of their stars that have been asked to play a lot of minutes early in the year due to so many close games.