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Playoff time brings about the physic aspect in all the NBA “experts.” These experts look ahead to round 1 of the NBA playoffs, which feature the Boston Celtics versus the Atlanta Hawks.
PPG: Celtics (91.8) vs. Atlanta (96.6)
RPG: Celtics (38.8) vs. Atlanta (41.2)
APG: Celtics (23.6) vs. Atlanta (22.4)
FG%: Celtics (46%) vs. Atlanta (45.4%)
FT%: Celtics (77.8%) vs. Atlanta (74%)
3P%: Boston (36.7%) vs. Atlanta (37%)
According to the stats, it looks like a pretty even match-up. But, hey, they don’t play the game on paper.
Now on to the “experts” of the NBA. Majority of them predict the Celtics to be victorious.
Jackie MacMullan: Celtics in 6
The Hawks are thin in the middle due to injuries, but don’t underestimate how critical it is for Ray Allen to play in this series. Boston should prevail but their margin of error is close to non-existant.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics in 6
Boston is too inconsistent to not slip up (no first-r...
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Ray Allen will require offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.
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All about banner 18 in one last run with the Big 3 --- errr, I mean big 4
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