Vivlamore back from NYC. Here is your quick game thread for tonight’s game against the Magic.
The news today is that Kirk Hinrich will start in the backcourt with Jeff Teague with Joe Johnson out.
Here is coach Larry Drew’s thoughts on the move:
“From a matchup standpoint, we like the matchups,” Drew said. “We play a little faster. Just to tweak it. See how both Jeff and Kirk play with one another. We’ve been wanting to experiment with that anyway. They’ve been out on the floor before so we will put them out there as starters and see if they can generate anything.”
The move allows Drew to use Willie Green off the bench, where he has provided a spark this season. Green started for Marvin Williams Monday in Chicago and for Johnson in New York Wednesday.
“Willie has been doing a really good job the last couple of weeks,” Drew said. “He’s done a really good job coming off the bench with his ability to score. Moving him back to the bench gives us that punch again.”
I’m a little behind after traveling this morning so take it away folks.