Larry Drew was still undecided about his starting lineup against the Wizards an hour before tip off. The coach was still deciding whether to go with a smaller lineup or make an adjustment based on some of the success the Wizards had in their meeting two weeks ago.
Despite their height disadvantage, particularly in the backcourt, most games this season Drew has gone with a smaller lineup. It something he came to terms with during the offseason when the roster went through an overhaul.
Stay tuned for his decision. UPDATE: Starters are Teague, Harris, Stevenson, Smith and Horford.
The Wizards have won two of their last three games – their only victories of the season. According to coach Randy Wittman, his team is looking to build on those efforts, including their win over the Heat this week.
“That’s the main thing that we take from these last couple of games that we continue to build on them,” Wittman said. “We don’t take steps backward and it stops and the ball stops moving and we starting holding. We showed them the Miami game. We watched it and the things that we did. That’s what we have to continue to build on. We can’t let what we did in the Miami game go to waste.”
There is no local television broadcast tonight. Radio only in Atlanta.