Hawks put Horford, Williams in lineup for Game 5
Al Horford is back in the starting lineup for the Atlanta Hawks
as they try to avoid elimination in their first-round series
against the Boston Celtics.
Horford missed most of the regular season and the first three
games of the playoffs after undergoing pectoral surgery. He made a
surprising return in Game 4, coming off the bench for 12 points and
five rebounds in a 22-point loss.
With the Celtics leading 3-1, Atlanta made a couple of changes
for Game 5 on Tuesday night. In addition to Horford starting at
center, Marvin Williams gets the nod at small forward so Joe
Johnson can drop back to the shooting guard position, in hopes that
will free him up for more offense. He scored just nine points in
the previous game.