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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks game thread

The Hawks return to action on Thursday and a familiar opponent awaits.

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The Atlanta Hawks have five games remaining and, in short, need to start piling up victories to ensure another playoff appearance. The Boston Celtics stand in their way on Thursday evening (in front of a TNT audience) and Al Horford returns to Philips Arena for the second time in an opposing uniform.

Stay tuned throughout the evening for all the latest and, as always, let's keep the discussion civil in the comments.

Probable Starters


PG - Dennis Schröder

SG - Tim Hardaway Jr.

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Dwight Howard


PG - Isaiah Thomas

SG - Avery Bradley

SF - Jae Crowder

PF - Amir Johnson

C - Al Horford

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Kent Bazemore (knee), Malcolm Delaney (back), Paul Millsap (knee) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) are probable; Thabo Sefolosha (groin) is out.

Boston - Jae Crowder (elbow) is probable