Found May 05, 2012 on
The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks play two completely different styles of basketball. The differences between the teams continue among their fan bases. The two clubs have quite the disparity between them when it comes to prices of tickets on the secondary market. Celtics fans have had to pay a lot more to see the Green play at TD Garden than Hawks fans have to pay to see their team play at Philips Arena. Tickets for Game 1 of the series in Atlanta averaged about $53 while Game 2 cost just $48, according to SeatGeek. In contrast, Game 3 in...

Ray Allen, Josh Smith game time decisions

Via the Globe: Ray Allen participated through the entire [shoot around]and is considered a game-time decision after missing the past 11 games with bone spurs in his right ankle. Allen also made it through the team's entire practice Thursday, offering hope that he can return to the lineup. That's certainly more than Ray has been able to do in past sessions......

Signs pointing to Ray Allen returning tonight

#CelticsTalk: Still no official word on #Celtics Ray Allen, but he did more during his pre-game workout than he has since the injury.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) May 4, 2012 Ray Allen went through warm ups, but reports are that Ray went through his normal pre-game routine. Something he hasn't done since being injured. Stay with CelticsLife for more updates on Ray's status!

Avery Bradley, Ray Allen will play tonight

Twitter / @SherrodbCSN: #CelticsTalk: #Celtics Ave ... via kwout We'll have to see how the shoulder injury affects his game, but Avery Bradley will give it a go tonight.  Though he'll be limited.  Ray Allen is also in, which is a nice surprise because I would have bet he'd be out after playing 37 minutes in Game 3. Josh Smith...

Your Morning Dump... The minutes are already piling up

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Rivers is most concerned with the minutes of the Big Four - Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen (ankle) who returned to the lineup after nearly a month off.Rondo (45.6), Pierce (44.2)...

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Ray Allen back, Josh Smith out for Game 3

BOSTON — It seems like the Boston Celtics never enter a game with 15 available bodies. But with Ray Allen returning with “no restrictions” tonnight, Doc Rivers’ team is at full strength — at least for one night. Rivers cautioned that Allen could have to miss more time at a later date if his ankle [...]

Celtics survive overtime thriller with 90-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Boston squeezed out a win in overtime over the Atlanta Hawks,  90-84.  This series has been one where the team that should have won has lost or nearly lost, with Boston taking game two without Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen while barely winning at full strength and Atlanta missing Joe Johnson. This whole series has been neck and neck.  Game three was no different as both teams...

Ray Allen Showing No Signs Of Rust With Strong First Half Against Hawks

Ray Allen quickly put to rest any doubts about his ability to be effective. Despite missing over three weeks with a right ankle injury, Allen entered at the 4:40 mark in the first quarter against Atlanta and quickly got to work, making two jump shots in the opening period. Prior to the game, Doc Rivers noted that Friday night's game would Allen's first time playing full court...

Celtics 90, Hawks 84: All wins counts the same, thankfully

I’m still not sure exactly how an 11-point lead dissolved into a tie game in less than three milliseconds, but only a cruel god would have subjected us to five extra minutes of that sludge. Thankfully, the Celtics prevailed in overtime against an Atlanta Hawks team that brought a lot of effort if not a lot of talented players healthy enough to compete.For all the interesting...

Celtics Hold Court In OT Thriller Win Over Atlanta Hawks 90-84

The Boston Celtics needed to win Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs to keep home court advantage and they did just that as Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen returned to Boston’s lineup and the Celtics sure needed both of them as Rondo led the way with his seventh career playoff triple double scoring 17 [...]

Hawks F Smith sidelined for Game 3 against Celtics

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith will not play in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics because of a sprained left knee. Smith was hurt in Atlanta's 87-80 loss in Game 2 on Tuesday night and tried to work out before Friday night's game, but decided he was unable to play. Hawks coach Larry Drew said Marvin Williams would start in place of...

Smith, Horford return for Atlanta in Game 4

BOSTON (AP) -- Center Josh Smith and forward Al Horford are back for Game 4 of the Atlanta Hawks' first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. Smith missed Game 3 with a strained tendon in his left knee but was in the starting lineup. Horford, who had not played since Jan. 11 with a torn left pectoral muscle, came off the bench. The Celtics had Ray Allen back for...

Celtics vs Hawks: Notes From The Garden

I love going to Celtics games. There really is something special about it. You can just sit beneath all of those banners and just lose yourself for a couple hours. But what sticks out in basketball – more than any other sport – is the speed of the game and just how good these guys really are. When you’re watching a game live you see just how amazing these players really are...

Josh Smith reportedly out for Game 3

Expect a lot of Jason Collins, Ivan Johnson and Marvin Williams tonight for the Hawks. Or in other words, Atlanta’s loss of Smith is really going to hurt.

Hawks' Josh Smith ruled out for Game 3

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has been ruled out of Friday night's playoff game against the Boston Celtics due to soreness in his left knee, Yahoo! Sports reported.
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