Lionel Hollins will make one lineup change in the playoffs: rookie Bojan Bogdanovic will start over rookie Markel Brown in Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks.
“(I want to) see if we can get off to a little better start, make Kyle (Korver) have to guard somebody,” Hollins said. “He’s still going to help them, but at least we have the guy we want in the game at this point.”
Bogdanovic started 28 games this season, including once against the Hawks, but this marks his first start since a February 20th game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bogdanovic has shot well in the last month: he averaged 12.8 points per game in 27.5 minutes per game over the last 18 games of the regular season, shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from three-point range, and earned April’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month Award. Conversely, Brown’s time on the floor has diminished more and more: he played the first five minutes and 35 seconds Sunday, before sitting out the rest of the game.