Josh Smith (C) stepped up big on Sunday in the Hawks' win over the Celtics. He scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, numbers of his postseason averages of 15.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. (Reuters/Tami Chappell)

Hawks vs Celtics: Game Thread

Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics

What?: Rivalry Game (Game #32)

Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)

When?: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 – 7:00 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM

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Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Lou Williams | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford

 

Boston Celtics:

PG: Rajon Rondo | SG: Avery Bradley | SF: Paul Pierce | PF: Brandon Bass | C: Kevin Garnett

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Injury/Inactive Players Report

Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (sore left foot), Anthony Morrow (right hip strain), and Johan Petro (illness) are doubtful.

Boston Celtics: Chris Wilcox (sprained UCL) is out.

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Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Atlanta Hawks (20-11) … Boston Celtics (15-17)

Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: Won 3 / ROAD: Lost 1 … Boston Celtics –> OVERALL: Won 1 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Lost 3

Home/Away Records: Hawks are (11-5) at home … Celtics are (5-11) on the road.

Atlanta Hawks: Cold. Although they have won three straight at home, Atlanta hasn’t played in Philips since Dec. 29 and just lost two-of-three on the road. The Hawks got blown out on New Years Eve in Houston and lost a heart breaker in Detroit last night. Not exactly the ideal way to start the new year.

Boston Celtics: Cold. The Celtics lost four straight before snapping the skid with a win at home against the Indiana Pacers on Friday.

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