The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Boston Celtics tonight on the road.  With a win tonight, the Hawks would tie this best-of-seven first round playoffs series at 3-3.  The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Joe Johnson in the backcourt, Marvin Williams and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center.  Zaza Pachulia (sprained left foot) is day-to-day.  I think the key to a win for the Hawks tonight is to get an early lead and keep up the momentum.  When you are playing on the road, you can't let the home team get the momentum.  The Hawks have to come out ready to play, take an early lead, and sustain the momentum until the final buzzer sounds.  If the Hawks can do so, I think they can get a W tonight and force a decisive Game 7 at Philips.

 

Game Time: 8pm E.T.

TV: SPSO, TNT

Radio: 680 The Fan, 99X

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