Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics

The Atlanta Hawks visit the Boston Celtics on Saturday at 4:30pm, and you can watch the game with our free live stream. on skysports.com, the Sky Sports mobile app and YouTube channel.

The Hawks (19-49) endured a miserable first half of the campaign but, thanks to the emergence of their young stars Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Huerter, have found plenty of reasons to be positive heading into towards next season.

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Young’s stellar play since the All-Star break has vaulted him into the Rookie of the Year conversation. Although it is unlikely he will overhaul Dallas Mavericks’ teenage sensation Luka Doncic for the award, Young’s play has justified the Hawks’ decision to select him as their future star when they could have picked Doncic.

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Since the All-Star break, Young is averaging 26.1 points and 9.0 assists per game. He’s made 41.4 per cent of his threes and 89.4 per cent of his free throws. He scored 49 points in the Hawks’ quadruple-overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls, dropped 36 points on the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves in wins and racked up a triple-double in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

In support, second-year forward Collins is averaging 19.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while lighting up the league with his high-flying dunks. Rookie shooting guard Huerter has established himself as a starter and is shooting threes at an impressive 38.8 per cent.

The Boston Celtics visit the Atlanta Hawks on NBA Saturdays – watch the game free via a live stream on skysports.com, the Sky Sports mobile app and Youtube on Saturday from 4:30pm
The Celtics (42-27) have yet to meet the lofty expectations placed on them at the start of the season. With Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and Jayson Tatum, many believed they would better their run to last season’s Eastern Conference finals.

That has not happened, thanks in part to ongoing speculation over Irving’s future in Boston, Hayward’s struggle to recapture the All-Star form that preceded his year-long injury absence and the team’s young core (Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier) adjusting to new roles after excelling last season.

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The good news for ‘Gang Green’ is that they still have time to realise their collective potential before the playoffs. They showed positive signs on a recent four-game West Coast road trip, beating the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.

The Celtics will feel they must secure homecourt advantage for the opening round of the playoffs. To do that, they need to overhaul the Indiana Pacers or the Philadelphia 76ers to push their way into the top-four places in the Eastern Conference rankings in what remains of the regular season.

The first step on that path is beating an improving Hawks squad on Saturday.

Watch the Atlanta Hawks visit the Boston Celtics on Saturday at 4:30pm on a free live stream available on skysports.com, the Sky Sports app and Sky Sports’ YouTube channel – TV subscribers can also watch the game on Sky Sports Arena

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