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Celtics vs Hawks preview: Pivotal game on tap in regular season home finale

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The Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics meet in a pivotal game for playoff seeding Saturday night at Philips Arena.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The final regular season home game of the regular season might be the biggest for the Atlanta Hawks when they host the Boston Celtics Saturday night. Both teams enter the game with a 47-32 record and the winner will have an inside track to securing home court advantage in the first-round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Jeff Teague scored 23 points to help Atlanta to a 95-87 win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. The Hawks have won two straight and seven of their last 10. They are 26-14 this season at Philips Arena.

The Celtics have been just as good. Boston stretched its winning streak to four straight on Friday with a 124-109 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Tyler Zeller had a huge day off the bench with 26 points while Isaiah Thomas added 20. The Celtics are 20-20 on the road this season and lost their previous trip to Atlanta 121-97 back in late November.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

Radio: 92.9 "The Game" FM