Hawks Secure 3rd Seed in Playoffs After Celtics’ Loss

By Bob Rathbun, Hawks Play-by-Play
For Foxsportssouth.com

April 13, 2010

Another piece of the Hawks playoff puzzle fell into place last night when the Boston Celtics lost in Chicago, 101-93.

That enabled the Hawks to clinch the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Hawks will open the 2010 NBA Playoffs this weekend (Game One will be Saturday or Sunday) against either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Miami Heat.

The opponent will be decided tonight, when Miami hosts New Jersey and the Bucks visit Boston.

Miami will be seeded #5 (and play Boston) with a win tonight over the Nets OR a Milwaukee loss. Miami will face the Hawks in the first round for a second straight season if the Heat suffer an upset loss to the Nets and the Bucks win in Boston.

Tune in tonight at 8 on FOX Sports South to watch the Hawks close the regular season against the Cleveland Cavaliers! We