Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics Live: Even an exhausted squad can not slow down the Boston Celtics, who have won seven straight victories in Friday’s home game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics needed extra time in the 130-125 victory on Wednesday in Washington. While playing without three key players, Boston saw goalie Kyrie Irving score her last 12 points, including two with a triple at the end of overtime, on the way to a score of 38.
Boston Celtics won despite the absence of Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown, who together contributed 35.7 points, 16.1 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game, but Irving returned after missing a game due to a shoulder injury to hit 12 of 28 shots from the field. “The brand of this group has always been all the available pieces and we expect them to do what they supposed to do,” Boston coach Brad Stevens told reporters. “Everyone did not have their best night, but everyone did their job and they continued to add value when they arrived.” The Celtics’ winning streak surpasses Atlanta’s total victories during the season and the Atlanta Hawks started a nine-game series with a 114-107 loss Wednesday in Dallas. “I think our turnovers have had a greater impact on the game than on the game we escaped,” Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce told the media after the Hawks finished with 21 turnovers.
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Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics: News
THE HAWKS (6-21):
Striker John Collins recorded his fifth consecutive double on Wednesday, recording 17 rebounds on 20 points on 20 shots. Rookie Trae Young ranks tenth in the league in a several assists per game (7.3) and is second in team scoring (15.7 per game), compared to 18.3 for Collins per game. Atlanta is 2-12 from home, which is the lowest total road victories in the Eastern Conference.
THE CELTICS (17-10):
Irving is one of 10 players in the NBA with an average of more than 21 points (22.5). More than six assists (6.4) per game. His 38 points on Wednesday are the third-biggest goal he has scored this season. Striker Marcus Morris added 27 points against Washington. Also, in his last two games, he scored 58 points in 21 of 36 shots. Boston hopes that Brown and Hayward, both ill, can return on Friday. But ‘expects Horford (pain in the left knee) to miss a few more games.
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics: Betting
- Boston, eighth in the NBA in the percentage of free throws (79.5%), made 25 attempts on Wednesday.
- Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter scored 19 points, the highest of the season on Wednesday, scoring four points for three.
- The Celtics had a first-quarter lead with 45 points and a 114-96 victory in Atlanta on November 23. While Aron Baynes scored 16 points with nine rebounds and four assists.
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics: Predictions
Celtics 118 : Hawks 99.