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2012 NBA Playoffs Schedule: League Confirms Hawks-Celtics Sunday Start

The NBA has confirmed an earlier report that the first round playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics will begin on Sunday no matter which team holds home court advantage.

The remaining playoff schedule will be announced following tonight's schedule of games. With a win over the Dallas Mavericks tonight the Atlanta Hawks can secure home court advantage meaning that Sunday's game would take place at Philips Arena. Atlanta can also secure home court if Boston loses its Thursday night matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. A Hawks loss combined with a Boston win however would give the Celtics four home games in the potential seven game series.

For more on the Hawks-Celtics playoff series check out Peachtree Hoops and CelticsBlog. For more news and notes regarding the NBA Playoffs head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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