CELTICS WIN SERIES 4-3

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Good thing, that home court advantage. Despite losing three games in Atlanta, the Celtics dropped the Hawks 99-65 in Boston in Game 7 to set up a second-round matchup with the Cavs. Story
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ESPN.com Research Notes

The Celtics and Hawks have met nine times in postseason history. Boston has won eight of the nine matchups. But this is the first time these two teams have met in the postseason since 1988.

In the Celtics' past two trips to the playoffs (2003-04, 2004-05), they bowed out in the first round.

Since 1984, only three No. 8 seeds have beaten a No. 1 seed in the first round. The most recent upset happened last year when Golden State knocked off Dallas by winning the series 4-2.

The home-court advantage is significant in best-of-seven series. Teams with the advantage have won 272 of 363 series, or 74.9 percent.

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Player Matchups

HAWKS CELTICS
M. BibbyM. Bibby
Points: 13.9
Rebounds: 3.3
Assists: 6.0
PGR. RondoR. Rondo
Points: 10.6
Rebounds: 4.2
Assists: 5.1
J. JohnsonJ. Johnson
Points: 21.7
Rebounds: 4.5
Assists: 5.8
SGR. AllenR. Allen
Points: 17.4
Rebounds: 3.7
Assists: 3.1
J. SmithJ. Smith
Points: 17.2
Rebounds: 8.2
Assists: 3.4
SFP. PierceP. Pierce
Points: 19.6
Rebounds: 5.1
Assists: 4.5
M. WilliamsM. Williams
Points: 14.8
Rebounds: 5.7
Assists: 1.7
PFK. GarnettK. Garnett
Points: 18.8
Rebounds: 9.2
Assists: 3.4
A. HorfordA. Horford
Points: 10.1
Rebounds: 9.7
Assists: 1.5
CK. PerkinsK. Perkins
Points: 6.9
Rebounds: 6.1
Assists: 1.1

Season Series

Boston leads 3-0
Nov 9, 2007 @BOS 106, ATL 83Recap | Box Score
Mar 2, 2008 @BOS 98, ATL 88Recap | Box Score
Apr 12, 2008 BOS 99, @ATL 89Recap | Box Score

Injury Report

ATLANTA HAWKS
atl No recent injuries
BOSTON CELTICS
bos No recent injuries

Playoff History

ATL BOS
Championships: 1 Championships: 16
Last Championship: 1958 Last Championship: 1986
Last Season:
Did not qualify
Last Season:
Did not qualify

Team Stats (Regular Season)

  HAWKS CELTICS
PPG 98.2 100.5
RPG 42.2 42.0
APG 22.0 22.4
FG% 45.406 47.502
FT% 77.234 77.068
3P% .356 .381

Featured Comment

    LeBron did his job, just could not catch Celtics in the Garden.

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