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112415 ATLANTA: -- Hawks guard Jeff Teague pressures Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas as the Hawks beat the Celtics 121-97 in a basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Hawks guard Jeff Teague pressures Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas as the Hawks beat the Celtics 121-97 in a basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

HAWKS VS. CELTICS

Dec. 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m., TD Garden

Starters

Hawks (15-12, 6-6 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Probable – Mike Scott (left knee contusion), Tiago Splitter (right hip), Kyle Korver (ankle rehabilitation), Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehabilitation)

Inactives: Tim Hardaway Jr.

Celtics (14-12, 7-6 home)

Isaiah Thomas

Avery Bradley

Jae Crowder

Amir Johnson

Jared Sullinger

Injury report: Out – Marcus Smart (lower left leg injury)

Inactives: Jordan Mickey, Smart

Officials: Sean Wright, Mitchell Ervin, James Williams

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 127-106 home win over the 76ers Wednesday, which snapped a three-game losing streak. … The Hawks are ranked third in the NBA in steals per game at 9.4. … Teague needs seven assists to tie Bob Pettit (2,350) for sixth on Hawks’ all-time list. … Korver needs five 3-pointers to tie Jason Terry (648) for third in franchise history. … The Hawks and Celtics have split the season series 1-1.

From the Celtics

The Celtics are coming off a 119-116 loss at Detroit Wednesday, their second straight defeat. … Smart has been out since suffering injury on Nov. 20. … The Celtics are ranked first in the NBA in opponent turnovers at 18.0 per game. Crowder is ranked ninth in the league with 1.96 per game. … They are tied for fourth in the NBA with a defensive rating of 97.8.

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