Game Thread: Game 3 of Hawks vs. Celtics

041916 ATLANTA: Hawks Paul Millsap goes up to block a shot by Celtics Marcus Smart during the second game in their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff at Philips Arena on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Hawks’ Paul Millsap goes up to block a shot by Celtics’ Marcus Smart during Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at Philips Arena on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

GAME 3: HAWKS VS. CELTICS

(Hawks lead series, 2-0)

April 22, 2016, 8 p.m., TD Garden

Starters

Hawks

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Questionable – Dennis Schroder (left ankle sprain); Probable – Kent Bazemore (right knee soreness)

Inactives: Splitter, Edy Tavares

Celtics

Isaiah Thomas

Evan Turner

Jae Crowder

Amir Johnson

Jonas Jerebko

Injury report: Out – Avery Bradley (right hamstring sprain); Questionable – Kelly Olynyk (sore right shoulder), Marcus Smart (bruised ribs)

Inactives: Bradley, Olynyk

Officials: Marc Davis, Eric Lewis, Zach Zarba

From the Hawks

The Hawks had a franchise playoff record 15 blocks in the Game 2 victory. … The Hawks allowed the Celtics seven first-quarter points, an all-time NBA playoff low for an opening period in the shot-clock era. … With 714 career postseason points, Jeff Teague is ninth in franchise history. He trails Steve Smith (eighth, 718) by four, Kevin Willis (seventh, 721) by seven and Mookie Blaylock (sixth, 731) by 17 points.

From the Celtics

The Celtics will still be without Bradley following his Game 1 hamstring injury. … The Celtics have shot .258 combined from the field in the first two games of the series. … Including regular season, the Celtics have lost five straight to the Hawks.

TV; Radio: ESPN2, FSSE; 92.9 FM

Reader Comments 0

0 comments