Tuck Tucker, President of Tucker Castleberry

Tonight at Philips Arena The Atlanta Hawks play The Dallas Mavericks at 8:00. A win will give them home court advantage through the first round of the playoffs vs The Boston Celtics !

A change in the league’s playoff seeding rules several years ago gave teams with a better record the advantage in the postseason despite divisional championships. Although the Celtics (38-27) earned one of the top four seeds by virtue of winning the Atlantic Division, the Hawks (39-26) could finish with a better record. A Hawks victory over the Mavericks or a Celtics loss to the Bucks in Thursday night’s final games would give the Hawks home-court advantage. A Hawks loss and a Celtics win would give the edge to Boston, based on tiebreakers (division winner and head-to-head record).


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