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Play of the Day for Wed., April 30, 2008

Apr 30, 2008 8:15 PM

Atlanta Hawks +14 versus Boston Celtics

You have to give the Hawks credit for hanging in against the NBAs best team and taking two hard-fought victories at home. If nothing else, they proved they belonged in the playoffs after being spanked by the Celtics in Boston. Though Boston is still the better team and will most likely win the series, Atlanta has shown to be more athletic with young players Joe Johnson and Josh Smith doing the damage off the dribble and in the paint. The shot of confidence the Hawks received at home is immeasurable, and that should be enough to give them some swagger in Boston Garden. The underdogs will once again play tough and, although they may not pull out the win, they should be very competitive and in this one throughout. ATLANTA +14.