Pero Antic is dealing with back spasms, so Gustavo Ayon will start at center here in Memphis-— Andre Aldridge (@AndreHoops) January 12, 2014
Antic has started the last five games for the Hawks at center. He tied his season high in points with 16 in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.
Gustavo Ayon will get the start in place of Antic leaving Elton Brand in a reserve role. Ayon was slowed by an ankle injury in December and last played in Atlanta's win over Boston on December 31. He was a healthy DNP-CD for the last five games.