By: Evan Singleton
Keys to the Game: Celtics vs Hawks (November 6, 2017)
Avoid Trap Game Potential:
The Celtics have won 8 straight games. 5 of which have come on the road. This is the last of their road trip before heading home for a home stand. Meaning, this is a potential trap game. The Hawks are 2-8 this season, and just took down the Cavs. They might be feeling good. The Celtics are most likely tired and ready to go home. If the green team does not come out with the same intensity as they usually do, I can see this getting away from them.
Containment of Schoder:
The only true threat on this team, in my humble opinion, is Dennis Schroder. He is amongst the top of the league in usage rate and time spent with the ball (on offensive). If they can lock him up, shut him down, and keep him out of the game the Celtics will have no trouble taking home a W.
Big Al vs Old Team:
Al Horford is going to have a HUGE impact on tonights game. Like we all know, he was once a member of the Atlanta Hawks. He is playing great as of late, now it is time to keep that going while facing off against his old squad.