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Game Thread: Game 5 of Hawks vs. Celtics


GAME 5: HAWKS VS. CELTICS

(Series tied, 2-2)

April 26, 2016, 8:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Probable – Dennis Schroder (left ankle sprain), Kent Bazemore (right knee stiffness), Al Horford (left groin strain)

Inactives: Splitter, Edy Tavares

Celtics

Isaiah Thomas

Evan Turner

Jae Crowder

Amir Johnson

Jonas Jerebko

Injury report: Out – Avery Bradley (right hamstring sprain)

Inactives: Bradley, TBA

Officials: Mike Callahan, Pat Fraher, John Goble

From the Hawks

In Game 4, Millsap scored 45 points on 19 field goals and tied the Hawks’ postseason franchise record for field goals made held by Hall of Famers Dominique Wilkins (twice) and Bob Pettit. It was also in the club’s fifth-highest playoff scoring effort behindWilkins (50 and 47), Pettit (50) and Zelmo Beaty (46).

From the Celtics

Thomas has scored 113 points through the first four games of the 2016 playoffs for the Celtics. According to the Elias Sports Bureau that matches a mark not done since Larry Bird recorded an identical 113 points through the first four games of the 1988 playoffs.

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About the Author

Chris Vivlamore has been a reporter and editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2003.