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The Boston Celtics will be at home at TD Garden when they play the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics come into the game with a 13-17 record and have not found their stride this season. Entering the game with a 17-14 record, the Hawks have been a middling team this season. This game will begin at 1:00 pm EST and SportSouth and CSN-NE will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Celtics come into today's game after barely hanging on to beat Cleveland, 103-100. Brandon Bass had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Boston. The Hawks, meanwhile, are coming off a 109-102 loss to the Magic. Jeff Teague had a game-high 22 points. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Celtics taking the first game, 94-87. Brandon Bass was a standout player in the game, producing 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 2 blocks.

It could be an error-filled game for Boston offense, which ranks 26th in the league in ball protection (TO% of 15.8%). They'll be facing the ball-hawking Atlanta defense, which forces the second-most turnovers in the NBA (26.9%).


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