Atlanta Hawks: Will Attempt to Halt Streaking Boston Celtics

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Marco Belinelli
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Marco Belinelli /

The Atlanta Hawks will have their work cut out for them on Saturday night against the Boston Celtics. The Streaking Boston Celtics have won 14 straight including a win against Golden State.

The Atlanta Hawks season has been disappointing for the most part so far as they are off to a 3-12 start and have struggled consistently to finish games. The problem for the Hawks hasn’t been sticking with opponents surprisingly enough, it has been the ability to get that big shot at the end of the game to close.

They will face a team on Saturday night that has had the exact opposite be true. The Boston Celtics have been the best team in the NBA in the early season winning 14 straight including a win against the defending champs the Golden State Warriors. Finishing close games and finding a way to get the late clutch shot.

For the Hawks they will have to hope that home court plays some advantage and the Celtics are due to lose one.

Kyrie Irving has been the leader and closer of the Celtics this season scoring at will along with a young core of players who look to be the next team in the East.

The Hawks will need a good performance from frustrating shooting guard Kent Bazemore to be able to pull this one out.  As well as John Collins remaining active on the glass and using his speed and youth to help the Hawks keep up with the Celtics size and speed.

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The game can be watched on your local Atlanta Fox Sports station or on the Fox Sports Go app with the tip scheduled for 7:30 as the Hawks look to get on track against the hottest team in the NBA.