Celtics-Hawks Playoff Schedule: Game 1 Set For Saturday In Atlanta

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The Boston Celtics are back in the NBA playoffs with hopes of staying around a little longer.

The Celtics, who finished the season as the Eastern Conference’s No. 5 seed with a 48-34 record, will take on the No. 4 seed Atlanta Hawks in a first-round playoff matchup.

Atlanta is the favorite on paper and won three of its four games against Boston this season, but the Celtics enter the playoffs on a positive note after Wednesday’s huge comeback win over the Miami Heat.

This series will kick off at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday night in a nationally-televised affair on ESPN. The Hawks will host Games 1 and 2 and Games 5 and 7, if necessary, while TD Garden will be the site of Games 3 and 4 and Game 6, if necessary.

Here’s the full series schedule.

Game 1 at Atlanta: Hawks 102, Celtics 101
Game 2 at Atlanta: Hawks 89, Celtics 72
Game 3 at Boston: Celtics 111, Hawks 103
Game 4 at Boston: Celtics 104, Hawks 95 (OT)
Game 5 at Atlanta: Hawks 110, Celtics 83
Game 6 at Boston: Thursday, April 28, 8 p.m. ET
*Game 7 at Atlanta: Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m. ET
*If necessary

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Thumbnail photo via Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports Images

Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson (90) and Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) go up for the tipoff to start their game at Philips Arena.

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