Celtics 89, Hawks 81 - January 5, 2013

Celtics 89, Hawks 81 - January 5, 2013

The Celtics trailed by as many as 19 points in Saturday's tilt against the Hawks, but a rock-solid defensive effort in the second half propelled them to an impressive 89-81 victory in Atlanta. The C's outscored the Hawks 51-28 in the second half after giving up 53 points in the first two frames.

Rajon Rondo earned his second triple-double of the season with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while Paul Pierce poured in a team-high 26 points for Boston. Rondo's two triple-doubles have him tied with Jose Calderon for the most in the NBA this season.