Hawks – Celtics Preview

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics

Dec 18, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25) goes to the basket past the defense of Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Home court advantage is up for grabs tonight in the Eastern Conference. These two teams have something in common and it’s their record with both going 47-32 on the year so far with not many games left. The Atlanta Hawks are on a hot streak winning 11 or their 14 games. The only thing is the Celtics are hot to having won four straight games in a row.

They both are tied in the Eastern Conference for the number three seed. The  Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas knows how big this game is by saying “We want to win every game and we’ve got to be ready”. Isaiah averages 22 points in the three meetings in Atlanta , luckily Boston has lost twice. The only one who else averages double digits on the Celtics is Jae Crowder averaging 15. He is a big key to try to defeat the Hawks tonight in Atlanta.

The Hawks have better help this season series with five players averaging at least 12 points a game. The leader of the pack is Forward Paul Millsap’s who averages 19.7  points.

The Hawks should be the favorite to win tonight after getting a huge victory over Toronto by a score of 95-87 on Thursday night. The thing that helped them was limiting the Raptors guards DeMar DeRozen and Kyle Lowry who combined with 32 points and only going 13 for their 39 shot attempts together.

Game Information:

Where: Phillips Area

Time : 7:30 pm ET

TV : FSSO or ESPN3

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