BOSTON, MA - MAY 04: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics defends against Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The Boston Celtics will host the Atlanta Hawks in on Sunday. The Celtics are ahead 2-1 in the best-of-seven playoff series.
The Atlanta Hawks jumped out to an early lead in their opening-round NBA Playoff series against the Boston Celtics, but have dropped two straight games and now trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. They'll attempt to even things up in enemy territory on Sunday night.
The Hawks will be getting a shot in the arm as forward Josh Smith plans on returning from a knee injury that knocked him out of Game 2 early and kept him out of Game 3 entirely.
The Celtics, meanwhile, will look to keep the momentum rolling on their home court and go up 3-1 to get just one victory away from advancing to the conference semifinals.
Sunday's Game 4 will tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will be televised nationally on TNT.
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