Atlanta at Boston
7:30 P.M. ET
Boston: 100.4 points/100 possessions (22nd)
Atlanta: 102.7 points/100 possessions (T-16th)
Boston: 99.6 points allowed/100 possessions (5th)
Atlanta: 101.4 points allowed/100 possessions (10th)
Probable Hawks Starters:
Jeff Teague (PG), Kyle Korver(SG), Anthony Tolliver (SF), Josh Smith (PF), and Al Horford (C)
View From The Opposing Bench: HawksHoop
UPDATE: Horford (flu) is out, and Courtney Lee is in, coming off the bench.
Thumbnail: Holy smokes! So many things can happen in a month. A month ago, I predicted the C’s would be well on their way to moving up in the Eastern Conference standings. A move that would have surely come at the expense of the Hawks; at least partly, anyway.
Now, the Celtics are fighting to keep themselves firmly out of the 8th spot while key guy like Courtney Lee and Kevin Garnett stay shelved with injuries. The Hawks, meanwhile, are much hotter than the Celtics. They’ve been a respectable 6-4 in their last 10. Compare that record to the C’s ugly 3-7 and the chances of tonight serving as the beginning of a win streak don’t look good. Let’s hope some home cooking is good eat for the C’s.
Prediction: Celtics 99, Hawks 93