Raptors at Atlanta Hawks: Game thread
- Chris Vivlamore is on the scene again. He’s undefeated. I’m told that some technical issues will be resolved soon that will allow C-Viv to post blogs on the days he covers.
- Larry Drew is using the “big” lineup with Jason Collins at center. Drew told C-Viv he likes Zaza Pachulia and Vladimir Radmanovic playing together off the bench.
“It’s matchup,” Drew said. “It’s also a combination of bring Zaza off the bench with Vladimir. I have been playing those guys together more and I just like that combination of both coming off [the bench] together. They play well together and seem to complement each other. I wanted to go back to that. I also wanted to go back to Jason at the starting spot. He’s a little more familiar as a starter and I wanted to start giving him some more minutes.”
- Tracy McGrady (back) is active.
- For the Raptors, Andrea Bargnani (calf), James Johnson (ankle), Jerryd Bayless (ankle) and Arron Gray (personal) are out.
Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat