Could the Atlanta Hawks be the Boston Celtics’ kryptonite?

Could the Atlanta Hawks be the Boston Celtics’ kryptonite? Or could we explain away the two highly unusual losses of the Celtics this week to the Hawks on their home court of State Farm Arena by acknowledging that Boston is a bored ball club with an insurmountable lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings?

Add in the fact that they have been experimenting with atypical lineups in preparation for the NBA’s 2024 postseason, and you have a very good set of excuses for the twin losses we would all rather forget. And while all of that very well could be true, what if it is not?

The cohost of the CLNS Media “The Big Three NBA” podcast, A. Sherrod Blakely, was joined by Lauren Williams of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to talk about how the Celtics and Hawks matchup, and if the Celtics should be worried about seeing Atlanta in the playoffs. Check it out below!

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire