Zaza Pachulia, who stepped into the starting line-up in Horford's absence, revealed today that the best case scenario for his return from a bone chip injury in his foot would probably be a Game 7:
.@zaza27 says he has bone chip in foot. Timetable for 4/13 injury was 4-6 wks. He's out for GM 4 & 5 and likely 6 (if necess.).— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) May 3, 2012
With Josh Smith out for Game 3 with a knee injury, the Hawks front-court is painfully thin. The only healthy centers left on their roster are Jason Collins and Erick Dampier, while Ivan Johnson could have to play 30-35 minutes at the power forward position.