Vivlamore reporting from Philips Arena.
Just a quick note from morning shoot-around before the Hawks conclude their regular season tonight against the Mavericks.
UPDATE: The NBA just released it’s schedule for Game 1 of the playoffs. The Hawks-Celtics series will start Sunday, no matter who hosts. The time and rest of the series scheduled will be released later. The rest of the Game 1 schedules are below.
It looks like the Hawks will be without reserve guard Jannero Pargo, who has been nursing a stiff back. Coach Larry Drew said this morning that Pargo is a game-time decision but doubted he would play. As reported yesterday, Zaza Pachulia will not play tonight. He left Philips Arena Thursday morning wearing a walking boot. It’s the first time that I’m aware he’s worn it.
According to reports from Dallas, it appears the Mavs may rest Jason Kidd.
We will report back later today with a game thread but here is the topic if you want tostart commenting: How will the Hawks’ offense be different in the playoffs without Al Horford and Pachulia? Discuss.
Here is the schedule for each game 1 of the first round.
Utah at San Antonio: Sunday, April 29
Dallas/OR/Denver at Oklahoma City: Saturday, April 28
Denver/OR/Dallas at L.A. Lakers: Sunday, April 29
L.A. Clippers at Memphis: Sunday, April 29
OR Memphis at L.A. Clippers: Sunday, April 29
Philadelphia/OR/New York at Chicago: Saturday, April 28
New York/OR/Philadelphia at Miami: Saturday, April 28
Orlando at Indiana: Saturday, April 28
Boston at Atlanta: Sunday, April 29
OR Atlanta at Boston: Sunday, April 29