Celtics vs. Hawks: Breaking Down the Matchups

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Celtics vs. Hawks: Breaking Down the Matchups
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Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo have huge advantages at their positions.

In a 2008 playoff rematch, the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks will square off in the first round of the NBA playoffs.  The 2008 series stretched to seven games, but now each team is without a star player in Ray Allen for the Celtics and Al Horford for the Hawks.

Home court advantage was critical for the C's in 2008, but they opted for rest down the stretch instead of making a run at home court.  Will coach Doc Rivers regret not going for home court?

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