Plain and simple last night was ugly. The Celtics look to get back on track tonight with a game against the Hawks in Atlanta. Game tips off at 8pm on TNT.
Last night the Celtics had the one seed ripped from their grasp against the Cavs and just looked plain out matched throughout the second quarter and the entire second half. The Celtics are a much better team than the showed last night and I expect for them to bounce back with a commanding win over the Hawks tonight.
The Hawks have been absolutely miserable lately and look as if they may play themselves right out of the playoffs. Over the last ten game the Hawks have only won 2 of them and tonight Millsap will be a game time decision although indicators are pointing towards him playing. Nevertheless, this Hawks team beat the Celtics by 16 the last time they played in Atlanta.
I see two ways that this game can go tonight. The first possibility is a blow out by a motivated Celtics team who just got their asses kicked. The second and more likely scenario is a hard fought battle that stays close till the end. Even in this scenario I still think that the Celtics will win the game. I've got a final score of 107-103 Celtics.