Atlanta Hawks' Devin Harris (34) goes to the basket between Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers (15) and LeBron James, background, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec, 10, 2012, in Miami. (Photo: AP)

Hawks vs Pistons: Devin Harris Doubtful


AJC Update: Devin Harris is inactive tonight.

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Atlanta Hawks combo guard Devin Harris is doubtful for tonight’s game against the visiting Detroit Pistons.

Harris missed the previous three games with a sore left foot and is likely going to miss his fourth straight tonight.

According to Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Harris is doubtful for the game. He spent some time on the court prior to this morning’s shoot-around but left before it really got started. … This would be the fourth straight game Harris has missed due to the injury. He also missed two games earlier this season with turf toe and a stomach illness.”

The Hawks organization later tweeted news of Harris’ status, stating he is a “game time decision,” along with the starting lineups for tonight’s game.

Vivlamore updated his post to confirm the organization’s tweet that Atlanta native Lou Williams will make his second straight start for the Hawks and also gave head coach Larry Drew’s explanation for the decision:

“Being smaller, it has its advantages and disadvantages,” Drew said of a backcourt that features 6-foot-2 Jeff Teague and 6-1 Williams. “The way we feel we need to play we want to go a little smaller with the quickness. He had a really good game our last game. With he and Jeff in there it makes us a lot quicker, a lot faster and it puts us in a more up-tempo style. We had success with it our last game and we are going to go with it again.”

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