Drew Regrets Not Using Bigger Lineup
The Hawks vaulted back into their first-round playoff series against the Pacers by starting a bigger lineup that resulted in convincing home victories in Games 3 and 4. The greatest of the many benefits of the move has been the matchup of Josh Smith on Paul George.
“Yeah, I do wish,” coach Larry Drew on whether he should have made the change earlier in the series. “We’ve been aware what the big lineup has meant for us, and it certainly has had its good moments. It hasn’t always worked out that way. Certainly, in making that adjustment, it’s had an effect.”