Celtics-Hawks Injury Report & Starting Lineups For Game 2


Celtics Look To Take 2-0 Series Lead

The Boston Celtics really took care of business in game one of their series against the Hawks in game two of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Today they will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead before departing for Atlanta for Game 3.

Boston Celtics: 2nd (ORtg), 2nd (DRtg), 20th (Pace), 1st (NRtg)

Atlanta Hawks: 7th (ORtg), 22nd (DRtg), 6th (Pace), 19th (NRtg)

Boston Celtics Starting Lineup (Projected)

PG: Marcus Smart, SG: Derrick White, SF: Jaylen Brown, PF: Jayson Tatum, C: Robert Williams III

Atlanta Hawks Starting Lineup (Projected)

PG: Trae Young, SG: Dejounte Murray, SF: De’Andre Hunter, PF: John Collins, C: Clint Capela

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks Injury Report

Celtics: PF Danilo Gallinari (ACL) – Out

Odds For Hawks @ Celtics

Point Spread: Boston Celtics -10.5

Over/Under: 230.5

Moneyline: Celtics -510, Hawks +390

Prediction For Game 2

After Game 1, Jaylen Brown was quoted as saying, “Each game is its own story.” The performances from both teams on Saturday don’t guarantee anything for tonight, and Atlanta can definitely turn things around. Still, the Celtics looked dominant against the Hawks defense, and even when they did let up, they easily corrected course to close out the game. Yes, this could be closer than Saturday if we see an improved performance from Trae Young, but I still believe Boston will head to Atlanta with a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Final: Celtics: 120, Hawks 104

Remaining Hawks/Celtics Schedule

Game 2: Atlanta at Boston, Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. on NBA TV

Game 3: Boston at Atlanta, Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. on ESPN

Game 4: Boston at Atlanta, Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m. on TNT

Game 5: Atlanta at Boston, Tuesday, April 25, TBD if necessary

Game 6: Boston at Atlanta, Thursday, April 27, TBD if necessary

Game 7: Atlanta at Boston, Thursday, April 27, TBD if necessary