Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/29/13
8 a.m. ET: Jeff Green and the Celtics better have gotten their rest, because fresh off a buzzer-beating win over the Cavaliers, they get to host a foe who never makes things easy on them. The Celtics (37-34) have played the Hawks (40-32) three times this season, and two of those three games have needed more than the regulation 48 minutes to get settled. Most recently, the Celtics survived a 107-102 overtime win at TD Garden on March 8 to give them a 2-1 advantage in the series. That head-to-head record is important because the Celtics come into Friday 2 1/2 games behind the Hawks, who they are chasing for the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. By beating Atlanta in their final regular-season meeting, the Celtics could claim the tiebreaker in the event both teams finish with identical records. Join us for updates and analysis from TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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