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NBA: Hawks test next for surging Celtics

Boston Celtics have won seven games in a row ahead of the visit of Atlanta Hawks in one of just two NBA games on Sunday.

The Celtics are priced at 20/23 to win with a -6 handicap in the Point Spread and Atlanta are 21/10 in the Money Line.

Boston have fought their way up to seventh in the Eastern Conference thanks to their winning streak and will move ahead of Toronto Raptors in the final automatic playoff spot if they manage to beat the Hawks on Sunday.

New signing Derrick White came off the bench in Friday's win over Denver Nuggets and looks set to be involved against the Hawks.

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Coach Ime Udoka, who worked with the guard during his spell as an assistant at San Antonio Spurs, was impressed with how quickly White has managed to settle in and with his performance against Denver.

"We showed him some film and got him acclimated as quickly as we could, and he did what he's done, what I've seen him do in the past," Udoka told reporters after the game, via NESN. "He's a very smart player that does a lot of things very well."

White settling in well

He added: "We don't miss a beat with him out there. Space, defensive ability, shooting ability, simple things like running to corners and spacing - things that have been ingrained in him and been drilled, and that carried over tonight."

The Hawks sit in 10th spot in the East with a 26-29 record and have managed just two wins in their last six games.

Sunday's other game sees Minnesota Timberwolves head to Indiana Pacers. Minnesota have lost their last two and will be looking to bounce back against a Pacers outfit who are on a five-game losing streak.

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