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See the schedule for the Celtics’ first-round series against the Hawks

Derrick White (left) and the Celtics were 3-0 against Trae Young and the Hawks this season.Matthew J Lee/Globe staff

The Celtics will open the first round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks turned back the Miami Heat — whom the Celtics played in the Eastern Conference finals last season — in the play-in tournament to earn the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Boston will have home-court advantage through at least the first two rounds by virtue of its No. 2 seed.

The Hawks are led by Trae Young, who is averaging 26.2 points and 10.2 assists per game.

The Celtics beat the Hawks in all three of their regular-season matchups: a 126-101 win in November, a 134-125 win on March 11, and a 120-114 victory to wrap the regular season on Sunday.

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The winner of this first-round series will advance to play either No. 3 Philadelphia or No. 6 Brooklyn.

Celtics playoff schedule

Game 1: Hawks at Celtics, Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Hawks at Celtics, Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m., NBATV

Game 3: Celtics at Hawks, Friday, April 21, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: Celtics at Hawks, Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m., TNT

*Game 5: Hawks at Celtics, Tuesday, April 25, TBD, TBD

*Game 6: Celtics at Hawks, Thursday, April 27, TBD, TBD

*Game 7: Hawks at Celtics, Saturday, April 29, TBD, TNT

*if necessary

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Christopher Price can be reached at christopher.price@globe.com. Follow him @cpriceglobe.