Game Thread: Game 1 of Hawks vs. Celtics

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

GAME 1: HAWKS VS. CELTICS

April 16, 2016, 7 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Questionable – Tim Hardaway Jr. (right groin strain)

Inactives: Splitter, Edy Tavares (D-League)

Celtics

Isaiah Thomas

Avery Bradley

Jae Crowder

Amir Johnson

Jared Sullinger

Injury report: None

Inactives: TBA

Officials: James Capers, Derrick Collins, Rodney Mott

From the Hawks

Korver finished third in the NBA in total plus/minus for the season at plus-427. He trailed only LeBron James (plus-618) and Kevin Love (plus-428). … The Hawks led the NBA in opponent field goal percentage at .432. They were also third in steals (9.1), fourth in points off turnovers (18.5), fifth in blocks (5.9) and opponent turnovers (16.1), sixth in points allowed (99.2) and opponent 3-point percentage (.338).

From the Celtics

Thomas recorded 1,823 points and 509 assists during the 2015-16 season. He joined Larry Bird and John Havlicek as the only three Celtics in franchise history to record 1,600 points and 500 assists in a single season. … The Celtics finished the season tied for fourth in the NBA in defensive rating) 100.9. They also were second in opponent turnovers (16.4) and steals (9.2).

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