March 20, 2017, 6:33 pm
Ersan Ilyasova finished the night with 13 points, one assist and six boards on 5-of-11 from the field and 3-of-9 from deep against the Hornets on Monday.
Ilyasova started at the four and produced a decent line. The big man has started two straight games in place of Paul Millsap (knee) and has produced top-90 numbers during that span. Millsap is expected to miss at least one more game. The Hawks are in a good position in the standings and would face the Raptors in the playoffs if the season ended today. However, the Pacers are creeping up on them and a fall to the sixth seed would mean facing a hot Wizards squad. Therefore the Hawks have some incentive to try and bring Millsap back even if he is not one hundred percent, so Ilyasova may only have value for another game or two.