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Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks
2008 NBA Playoffs
Much like the Lakers and Nuggets, the Boston Celtics should just roll over the Hawks without much effort or struggle.
No one in the NBA is playing defense like Kevin Garnett and his boys in green right now, the Celtics are the most defensively sound team I have seen in a long time. Along with their lock down D the Celtics are blessed with multiple scoring options like Ray Allenís sharp shooting to Paul Pierceís unique scoring ability from both inside and outside and finally KG dominance whenever he touches the basketball.
I donít see anyone in the Eastern Conference really giving the Celtics much trouble, except for maybe the Detroit Pistons who are always dangerous.
I am not saying the Atlanta Hawks are that terrible because honestly they arenít that bad, especially now that Mike Bibby has gotten comfortable in the offense and become a solid leader and point guard for Joe Johnson and company.
The Hawks will most likely get swept, but I wouldnít be surprised to see them get one at home against the Celtics. In the near future, I believe the Hawks will be a force in the East with young players like Josh Smith, rookie Al Horford, Joe Johnson and AC Law maturing and learning how to play with each other, but right now they are going to learn an important lesson against the Celtics, and that is humility.
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