Grinding! The Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks are all knotted up at 2 games a piece in the first round of Eastern Conference NBA playoff action. Watch one team pull ahead in game 5 from Philips Arena on April 26th, at 8:30pm EST online here!
The Atlanta Hawks, who have home court advantage in the series, will host the Boston Celtics during game 5 of the first round of basketball playoffs. The home court has been the difference in each of the 4 games leading up to this critical match up. The visiting team has yet to secure a win on the road and Boston must steal one away if they are to have a shot at getting to the second round. Watch every basket and assist of this exciting game on live stream here!
The team who shoots better, wins the game. Simple. This has been the case in this series as the team with the higher shooting percentage has won every game. The Celtics shot their way to victory at home, lighting up the score board with threes and getting solid production from their bench. Defense has also played a huge roll for the home teams whom, in all wins, were able to control the boards and get crucial stops.
For the Celtics to win this playoff series, they will have to do something they have not been able to accomplish in over 2 years. The Celtics last victory in Atlanta was Nov. 23, 2013. The Celtics coaching staff have been working hard throughout this series. Boston has been making constant changes in match-ups and defensive looks against the Hawks during the first four games, so expect some new looks for game 5 as well.
If either team has momentum, it is the Celtics coming off two wins at home. This Eastern Conference series is gaining relevance now that teams in the west have beat each other up and injuries continue. The winner of this series may very well be in the midst of a title run. The playoffs are an exciting time of year and the winner of this series has to deal with LeBron James 31, and the Cavaliers. Cleveland is resting and waiting now that they swept Detroit out of the first round.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Will the Celtics be able to pull off a road win or will the Hawks hold court? Who will you be rooting for in this game?