Heading Into The Garden
Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks takes place tonight in the NBA. Boston is currently up 3-1 in the series, and are looking to finish the Hawks and move on in the playoffs.
There is a lot on the line in tonight's game. The Hawks are trying the muster up any kind of offense and strategy in order to come out the victors tonight.
Boston Looking To Seal The Deal
In game 4, Boston dominated the Hawks with the final score being 101-79. Pierce scored 24 points and Rando had over 16 assists. Their defense has been playing lights out thus far, which certainly bodes well heading into tonight's game. Much of their starters were out by the fourth quarter since they were up by a huge margin.
The Hawks certainly need to dig deep if they want to drag out this series. Josh Smith only scored 15 points, but had 13 rebounds. Al Horford scored 12 points. He went on to say that the Celtics just set the tone early and never let off the throttle. They were outmatched in every way in game 4, and they will need to regroup and come out strong in tonight's game.
An interesting thing heading in tonight's game the rest that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have gotten. They are an aged team, but certainly have been given the chance to rejuvenate themselves in hopes of having some fresh legs.
Keys To Victory
The Celtics need to set the tempo again early for game 5. Rajon Rando needs to distribute the ball and execute on both ends of the floor. Kevin Garnett needs to get feeds inside the paint, and Ray Allen will need to continue his excellent perimeter shootings.
For the Hawks, they will need everyone including the bench to have a lights out game. Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Al Horford and Jeff Teague will all need to be firing on all cylinders. They will need to play better defense as well in order to hang with the high-caliber offense in Boston.