Following today's shootaround, Larry Drew announced his starting lineup for tonight's game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat at Philips Arena. Drew opted to go with his more conventional starting lineup of Jeff Teague and DeShawn Stevenson in the backcourt. Kyle Korver and Josh Smith will man the forward positions with Al Horford in the middle.
Teague, Stevenson, Korver, Josh and Al start tonight vs Heat.— Brandon Leak (@Hometeam_BLeak) November 9, 2012
As far as matchups go for tonight's game, expect to see a lot of Josh Smith guarding LeBron James with Stevenson matched on Dwyane Wade. That will leave Kyle Korver likely matched against a perimeter shooter like Shane Battier.
Drew said on Friday that he hadn't ruled out using the big lineup that he deployed against the Indiana Pacers with Zaza Pachulia at center alongside Josh Smith and Al Horford at the forward positions. Stevenson will be making his second start of the season and may also draw his share of time opposite LeBron.