ATLANTA – Many teams have become notorious for resting their non-injured players in preparation for the playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks, on the other hand, seemed to have rested even as they were on the court as they lost badly to the Washington Wizards to close out the regular season, 109-98.
Despite the embarrassing setback and finishing in a four-way tie record of 48-34 in the clogged Eastern Conference, the Hawks “Moonwalked” into the 4th seed and thus earned a home court series against the Boston Celtics and mercurial Isaiah Thomas. They will tip off their Eastern Conference-leading ninth consecutive NBA playoff appearance with a “Volt Out” when the club hosts the Boston Celtics on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The Hawks, who introduced three bold new team colors prior to the 2015-16 season, will give each fan in attendance a limited edition Volt Green t-shirt.
“The environment inside Philips Arena has been electric all season, but we’re taking it up a level for Game 1,” said Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club CEO Steve Koonin. “Our fans asked for a #VoltOut and we are going to deliver it to them in a major way on Saturday when we host the Celtics.”
The Hawks secured the No. 4 seed in the 2016 Eastern Conference Playoffs and will host Game 1 and Game 2 of their first round matchup against Boston. Game 2 is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.
Limited tickets for the Atlanta Hawks Playoffs, driven by Kumho Tire, are now available.
Atlanta Hawks fans will receive a complimentary Volt Green t-shirt at Game 1 of the club’s first round playoff series at Philips Arena on April 16, 2016.