Vivlamore reporting from Philips Arena.
Just a quick couple of notes following the Hawks morning shoot-around before tonight’s game against the Clippers.
* Zaza Pachulia is definitely out with a sprained left foot. It will be the sixth straight game he has missed with the injury. Coach Larry Drew continues to term Pachulia as “day-to-day” and would not say if the center will play in the regular-season finale against the Mavs on Thursday.
* The Hawks will go back to their regular starting lineup against the Clippers, according to Drew. Jeff Teague and Kirk Hinrich will start at the guards, Joe Johnson and Josh Smith will start at the forwards and Jason Collins at center.
* Drew would not say whether Al Horford who play against the Mavs in an attempt to play in the postseason. “We don’t know,” Drew said. “It’s still a day-to-day evaluation. He’ll make a decision to see how he’s feeling.”
* The Hawks will announce this year’s winner of the Jason Collier Memorial Trophy before tonight’s game. The award is named after the late Hawks center who passed away Oct. 15, 2005, and is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the characteristics Collier displayed off the court as a community ambassador. Marvin Williams won the award last season.
I will report back before tipoff with a game thread.