The Atlanta Hawks are set to close out their 2013-14 season tonight against former coach Larry Drew and the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. Since the Hawks are now locked into the 8 seed of the playoffs (and will be facing the Indiana Pacers in the first round), tonight should again feature lineup that gives the bench players most of the minutes.
Chris Vivlamore, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, announced earlier today on twitter that all 12 players would be traveling with the team and Paul Millsap was the only player resting for the entire game:
All 12 Hawks will travel to Milwaukee. Still to be determined who will play and who will rest vs. Bucks. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) April 15, 2014
Current plans is for Paul Millsap to rest and all other Hawks to be available vs. Bucks. #ATLHawks
— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) April 16, 2014
While it is a bit surprising that Millsap is the only player resting for the entire game, most of the starters are probably going to be playing less minutes than usual. It will be interesting to see how Pero Antic fairs in this game (if he even plays at all), as he noted after Monday’s game that he was still feeling some soreness in his ankle.
Vegas has the Hawks as 3.5-point road underdogs in this one. Be sure to follow us on twitter (@ATLBeatBlog) as we move closer to tip off, and check back after the game for a full recap.
Date: April 16, 2014
Tip-Off Time: 8:00 p.m.
TV Channel: SportSouth (Local in Atlanta), NBA League Pass
Radio: 92.9 FM (Atlanta Flagship), Atlanta Hawks Radio Network Affiliates
Live Stream: League Pass Broadband