Vivlamore reporting from Cleveland.
Just a couple of quick notes from this morning’s shootaround.
* Forward Ivan Johnson is doubtful for tonight’s game against the Cavaliers due to a stomach illness. Johnson made the trip to Cleveland but was unable to go to the arena for this morning’s practice. Coach Larry Drew said he doubted Johnson could play but would wait until game-time to make a final determination. Drew said the Hawks could really use Johnson against the Cavs. The Hawks are already without guard Devin Harris (sore left foot) who did not travel with the team.
* While being short-handed, Drew said he has yet to determine a starting lineup. That would include whether to keep Lou Williams in the lineup, as he has been for the past two victories. The Cavaliers ability to dribble penetrate, especially with Kyrie Irving back, will play a major part in the decision.
* Drew is also undecided on what game in this back-to-back to play swingman DeShawn Stevenson. He said the coaches were going to discuss whether it would be better to have Stevenson tonight against the Cavaliers or tomorrow against the Pacers.
* I will post a game thread blog later today. I have to go get me wife (of 21 years today) an anniversary gift.
- Chris Vivlamore
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