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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks

In entrance of a nationwide tv viewers on Opening Evening, the Boston Celtics misplaced arguably their finest participant for the season with a ugly damage. At that time, there was justified panic about what Brad Stevens’ staff is perhaps this season however, on cue, the staff rattled off eight victories in a row and they're going to put that streak on the road in Atlanta towards the Hawks on Monday.
The Hawks broke their own eight-game streak on Sunday with a fun win in Cleveland however that gained’t cease detractors from seeing little or no probability at success on Monday. Boston enters as practically double-digit favorites behind the gifted due of Kyrie Irving and previous buddy Al Horford and, greater than something, that is an offense that appears to be able to making the most of Atlanta’s typically porous protection.
Hawks followers may have the chance to see John Collins face off towards Horford and that can be attention-grabbing on various ranges. Nonetheless, Atlanta was (very) short-handed on Sunday, taking part in solely eight gamers within the second half (and Luke Babbitt seeing the court docket for 42 minutes) and having a back-to-back isn’t ideally suited. It ought to be famous that the Celtics additionally performed on Sunday however, merely put, Boston is far deeper than Atlanta when coping with solely accessible rosters.
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Game Info

Recreation Date/Time: Monday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Philips Area
TV: TSN 2, Fox Sports activities Southeast, Fox Sports activities Go, NBA League Cross

Accidents: Hawks— DeAndre’ Bembry (fractured proper wrist), Ersan Ilyasova (bone bruise, left knee), Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) and Miles Plumlee (strained proper quad) are out. Marco Belinelli (sore left Achilles), Malcolm Delaney (sprained proper ankle) is possible and Dennis Schroder (sprained left ankle) are possible.
What to look at for:
Coming off their first win because the season opener, the Hawks (2-Eight) return residence to host the Boston Celtics (Eight-2) who arguably have the very best protection the Hawks have confronted all season.
The Celtics allowed opposing groups a league-best common of 93.2 factors per sport whereas the Hawks have allowed opponents a mean of 110.6 factors per sport, 26th within the NBA.
Led by Kyrie Irving and former Hawk Al Horford, the Celtics (Eight-2) are purple sizzling on an eight-game win streak. Irving leads the staff in factors per sport (27.four), assists per sport (5.6) and the league in steals per sport (2.four) whereas Horford leads the staff in rebounds per sport (9.1).
Up to now two video games, the Celtics defeated the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder (101-94) and Orlando Magic (104-88).
The Hawks have been fortuitously capable of finding some scoring prowess on Sunday towards the Cavaliers with all 5 starters and two gamers off the bench scoring within the double-digits on the highway.
The Celtics have allowed opponets to shoot 42.four p.c from the sphere, fourth within the league, and 30.Eight p.c past the Three-point arc, the very best within the league.
Regardless of Boston having the very best document within the NBA and a vicious protection, they sit within the backside third of the league in factors scored per sport (102.9), one spot up from the Hawks. This season, the Hawks averaged 102.7 factors per sport, 24th within the league.
Though the Celtics aren’t one of many highest scoring groups within the league, they're top-of-the-line at avoiding turnovers, averaging 13.1 per sport to date this season.
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