The Celtics won the season series with Atlanta, 3-1, so if the teams finish with identical records, Boston will get the higher seed.
Garnett was asked if he felt better about the Celtics’ playoff chances now that he’s seen what they’re capable of with all their pieces together.
“I’ve always felt better,” he said. “I know what I have in here. I know who’s willing to fight, who’s not going to lay down. I’d take a bunch of fighters over some skill people any day.”
From here, the Celtics will look to build momentum and confidence and for Garnett to get back into a rhythm as the playoffs near. They aren’t at full strength, but they’re as strong as they can be, and for now, that’s good enough.