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Tolliver to start against the Grizzlies; Zaza and DeShawn out

The Hawks will switch up their starting lineup once again after a disappointing loss last night in Indiana as they host the Memphis Grizzlies.

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The Hawks will start Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Anthony Tolliver (!), Josh Smith, and Al Horford. Larry Drew said he wanted Tolliver's length against the lanky Tayshaun Prince, and with Zaza Pachulia still out with his sore Achilles', the Hawks options for going big at the three are limited.

DeShawn Stevenson will be out as well which seriously cuts down on Drew's options at small forward. Devin Harris (foot) will be available for the Hawks and could be important to keeping the Hawks playing up-tempo against the grind-it-out style of the Grizzlies.

Atlanta will have to find a way to turn the Grizzlies over and get out on the break if they are to get a win over a Memphis team that is extremely deep in the frontcourt. The Hawks will also have to find a way to limit Memphis' offensive rebounds to hold them to one shot, something that they have struggled with in recent games.