For the third straight game, the Boston Celtics expect to have all 15 players available.
Doc Rivers told reporters at the team's shootaround Tuesday that he expects a full stable of bodies available for Game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks as the Celtics try to close out the series on the road on Tuesday night. Avery Bradley (shoulder), Ray Allen (ankle) and Paul Pierce (knee) had been the team's biggest question marks.
Looking to stave off elimination, the Hawks will start Al Horford and Marvin Williams in place of Jason Collins and Kirk Hinrich, allowing Joe Johnson to move to shooting guard. Coach Larry Drew is hoping that the move, which might have come too late, will allow Johnson to rest on defense without needing to chase around Paul Pierce. It should also afford Johnson a more favorable matchup on offense, where he can now look to post up Avery Bradley.
Horford's status had previously been questionable for Game 5 after he made a surprise return Sunday after missing several months with a torn pectoral muscle.
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