The Boston Celtics trail the visiting Atlanta Hawks by a score of 48-40 at the half on Wednesday night. The game is a sneak peak at a potential playoff matchup between the two teams.
Mickael Pietrus, out since March 23, has three points for the Celtics and one rebound. Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett lead the team with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Both Bass and Garnett have five rebounds each. No other player has more than four points for Boston.
Josh Smith leads the Hawks with 12 points and six rebounds.
Boston has turned the ball over 10 times, compared to just five for Atlanta.
Celtics guard Ray Allen, averaging 14.2 points per game and 3.1 rebounds, is out with a swollen ankle.
Boston is hot off a Tuesday night over the Miami Heat. A win over Atlanta would make it four straight for the Celtics.
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