Zaza Pachulia

I’m creating this game thread in the throes of a debilitating stomach virus that caused me to chunder like I’ve never chundered before about 15 minutes ago. So why am I doing this instead of lying in bed, moaning softly? Because I care, that’s why.

No bells and whistles on this one, though. I’m skipping the five questions (that’s usually the toughest part of these posts to come up with) and going right to the injuries. OK, I will take the time to point out that the Hawks have won four in a row and they’re red hot from deep during that streak, shooting .494 from beyond the arc.

Injury report

Toronto: Sonny Weems is listed as questionable for tonight, which I guess you could see as an upgrade on his recent condition.

Atlanta: Marvin Williams and Jeff Teague are both listed as questionable.

Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: TSN2
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, Linas Kleiza, Amir Johnson, Andrea Bargnani
Atlanta: Mike Bibby, Maurice Evans, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Al Horford

I can feel my next hurl coming so no pregame song tonight. Oh boy…