Posted Apr 27, 2013 7:35 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have made an expected lineup change for Game 3 of the playoffs against Indiana, going with 7-footer Johan Petro at center in hopes of playing tougher defense against the more physical Pacers.
By moving Petro into the lineup on Saturday night, the Hawks are able to shift Al Horford to power forward and Josh Smith to small forward. Kyle Korver is coming off the bench after starting the first two games in Indianapolis, where the Pacers grabbed a 2-0 lead in the series by an average of 16 points a game.
Petro played only 31 games during the regular season, averaging 3.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. He has played a total of 25 1/2 minutes in the playoffs, scoring 10 points and grabbing two rebounds.
|Noel's Summer Block Party|
Watch as Nerlens Noel rejects shot after shot in the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues.
|Jabari Parker Heats Up Summer League|
Watch as Jabari Parker shows why he was selected with the number two pick in the draft by impressing at the Las Vegas Summer League.
|Scott Reaches 4-Year Deal With Lakers|
Reports: Byron Scott reaches four-year, $17 million deal to coach the Los Angeles Lakers.
|LeBron James Visits China|
Check out this clip of LeBron James' visit to China.
|GameTime: Shoni "Showtime" Schimmel Feature|
Check out this feature on the Atlanta Dream guard and 2014 WNBA All-Star MVP Shoni "Showtime" Schimmel.