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The Atlanta Hawks will be at home at Philips Arena when they play the Boston Celtics. The Hawks are playing well to begin the season, entering today's game with a record of 8-5. On the other hand, the visiting Celtics are not above .500 on the season, entering today's game with a 4-10 record. This game is slated to start at 7:30 pm EST and SportSouth and CSN-NE will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Hawks come into today's game after defeating Detroit, 96-89. With 18 points on 7 for 17 shooting, Jeff Teague was the leading scorer for Atlanta. Meanwhile, the Celtics are coming off a 97-82 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Jordan Crawford had a team-high 24 points.

Scoring chances at the line might be quite scarce for Boston in this matchup. They are 26th in the league in FTA rate (23.4), while Atlanta is among the league's least foul-prone teams (allowing a rate of just 22.9, ranking fourth in the NBA).


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