Boston Celtics Take on Atlanta Hawks in High-Stakes Conference Showdown Amid Injury Concerns

Hawks face Celtics with 3 consecutive wins

The Boston Celtics, currently leading the Eastern Conference with a record of 57-15, are set to face off against the Atlanta Hawks, who are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 33-39. The game will take place in Atlanta on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EDT. The FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE for the game is Celtics -16 with an over/under of 227.5 points.

The Hawks have been on a three-game winning streak and will be looking to extend it by defeating the Celtics in this matchup. However, Boston has been performing exceptionally well this season, with a 38-8 record against Eastern Conference opponents and being second in the league in scoring with 121.1 points per game.

Atlanta has struggled this season, particularly against teams with winning records, where they have a conference record of 19-26 and a poor performance against them with a record of 14-36. On the other hand, Boston has had great success against their conference opponents, which includes winning all four games played against the Hawks this season by an average margin of over five points.

Both teams have some injuries that could impact their performance during this game. For the Hawks, Trae Young is out due to a finger injury while Jrue Holiday is day to day with a shoulder injury among other players such as Jalen Johnson, Saddiq Bey and AJ Griffin dealing with various injuries. Similarly for Boston, Jaden Springer is missing due to an injury along with Xavier Tillman Sr., and Al Horford also dealing with various injuries affecting their performance during this crucial matchup between these two rivals.

In terms of recent performance, both teams have shown mixed results in their last ten games respectively. While Atlanta has averaged around 112 points per game in their last ten games while Boston has averaged around 123 points per game.

Overall both teams are performing well but will need to be cautious about injuries that could impact their play style and overall performance during this critical matchup between two strong contenders for the championship title.

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