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Zaza Pachulia Injury: Hawks Center Listed As Game-Time Decision

Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia did not practice on Saturday and is officially listed as a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics. Pachulia however is doubtful to play because of a foot injury that cost him the final seven games of the regular season.

Pachulia was to have his foot re-examined this weekend although there have been no reports of when that was to take place. Some improvement was reported on Thursday after the Hawks' regular season finale and Atlanta is hopeful that he can return to the lineup at some point during the series.

If Pachulia can't go, Larry Drew will have to decide to either start center Jason Collins or go with a small lineup with Marvin Williams at the power forward and Josh Smith at the center position.

For more on the Hawks-Celtics playoff series check out Peachtree Hoops and CelticsBlog. For more news and notes regarding the NBA Playoffs head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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