Found May 06, 2012 on NESN.com:
8 a.m.: The Celtics could put the Hawks' backs against the wall. A 3-1 series lead is a nearly insurmountable deficit in a best-of-seven series, and the Celtics have a chance to take just such an advantage in Game 4. Since losing the opening game, the Celtics won two straight and will try to protect their home court again on Sunday. Ray Allen played well in his return to the lineup Friday, but his status is uncertain for Sunday. The Hawks are also also hoping to have Josh Smith back in uniform after he missed Game 3 with a left...
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