Dates, times for Celtics' first-round series vs. Hawks


The Boston Celtics' 2023 playoff run will begin Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta took care of business against the Miami Heat in Tuesday's play-in game, leading by as many as 24 points in its 116-105 victory at Kaseya Center to take the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. Seven Hawks players scored in double figures as Trae Young led the way with 25 points. Atlanta dominated the glass with 22 offensive rebounds to Miami's six.

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Check out the schedule for the Celtics-Hawks series below. NBC Sports Boston will have complete coverage of the first round.

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  • Game 1: Saturday, April 15 - 3:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden
  • Game 2: Tuesday, April 18 - 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden
  • Game 3: Friday, April 21 - 7 p.m. ET at State Farm Arena
  • Game 4: Sunday, April 23 - 7 p.m. ET at State Farm Arena
  • Game 5: Tuesday, April 25 - 7:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden
  • Game 6: Thursday, April 27 - 8:30 p.m. ET at State Farm Arena
  • Game 7*: Saturday, April 29 - 7:30 at TD Garden

The C's went 3-0 against the Hawks in the regular season. The last time the two teams met in the NBA playoffs was in 2016 when Atlanta beat Boston in six games in the first round.

Tip-off for Game 1 is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live right here on NBC Sports Boston.

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