boston celtics vs. atlanta hawks: hawks outclassed

the atlanta hawks is by no means a bad or a poor team. but when paired up against the boston celtics the hawks look really inferior. game of the best-of-seven series between the two ballclubs saw the celtics winning 104-81.

much has been said about the celtics like their bench stepping up and the big three playing like they have been together for years. in game 1 of the series, paul pierce, jesus shuttlesworth, and kevin garnett need only play for not more than 35 minutes to beat the hawks.

the big ticket scored 16 and grabbed 10 rebounds for the celtics while rookie al horford proved that he belongs in the nba with a 20-point 10-rebound playoffs debut to lead the hawks.

with the way the celtics manhandled the hawks, i would not be surprised if the celtics sweep the series.