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Recap

Hawks pull out the broom, sweep season series with Celtics


By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday January 30, 2010 12:17AM

ATLANTA (Exclusive to NBA.com) -- If the Hawks indeed took the Celtics' best shot Friday night as Jamal Crawford suggested his team did in a pugnacious third quarter, then there is growing evidence that the pecking order has changed in the Eastern Conference.

Crawford scored 18 of his 28 points in the first half, and Joe Johnson's dazzling 16-point fourth quarter triggered a 100-91 win that gave Atlanta a 4-0 season sweep of Boston and bumped the Hawks (30-15) into the No. 2 spot in the East ahead of Boston (29-15) and Orlando (30-16).

No wonder players hung around on the Philips Arena court a little longer than usual after the game, bumping fists and celebrating before a rare sellout crowd of 18,732. It was Atlanta's first four-game sweep of Boston since 1995-'96.

"We won't stick our chests out yet, but we can stand straight up and look them eye to eye," Crawford said after the Celtics pulled within 74-73 by the end of the third quarter only to have the Hawks answer resolutely in the fourth. "It shows we don't fear anybody. I think it shows our growth that we can take a team's best punch and come back and win."

Boston's second straight loss following a slip-up one night earlier in Orlando made it clear that while certain elements of the Celtics remain similar, the Hawks are different from the team Boston swept in the past two regular seasons.

"I don't know if we could have won the game tonight with the way the Hawks were playing," said Boston coach Doc Rivers, who saw his team outscored 25-3 in fast-break points in the first half while falling behind 53-41. "No one likes to get swept, but . . . it doesn't mean anything for the playoffs."

After trailing by 12 at halftime, the Celtics played brute ball, bulling their way to the free-throw line 20 times in the period, making 19 to make it a one-point game. Paul Pierce led the way, driving repeatedly on the way to a 14-point third quarter that included 10 for 10 at the line.

"[It was like] a playoff game," said Atlanta coach Mike Woodson of a contest that saw two technical fouls called upon each team, and a flagrant fouled whistled against Atlanta's Josh Smith. "Everybody was banging and bodies were flying around."

Once upon a time, if you shut down the Hawks' transition game and muscled them around a bit, they were usually done.

Tonight they scored just two fast break points in the third as that 12-point halftime edge slipped to a point.

Here's the difference: Atlanta scored just two fast-break points in the fourth quarter, too, but still pulled away as Johnson hit 7 of 9 shots. The offseason addition of Crawford in a trade with Golden State has diversified the Hawks' offense in a big way, making them much harder to guard.

A pair of free throws by Rasheed Wallace with 1:34 left in the game shrank Atlanta's lead to 93-88, yet the Hawks pushed tempo next time down the floor, and Johnson nailed a running seven-footer off the backboard nine seconds later for a seven-point lead.

There was still more than a minute to go, and after Wallace missed a 3-pointer, Rajon Rondo grabbed a rebound and whipped the ball outside to Ray Allen for what looked like an open 3-point attempt.

Problem was, Crawford anticipated the pass perfectly from the wing, intercepted it and dunked uncontested for a 97-88 lead with 1:05 left.

Pierce countered with a 3-pointer, but Johnson added a trey right back and that was that.

"You don't want to lose," Pierce said after scoring 35 points. "Psychologically if we play this team again in the playoffs . . . they'll feel like they have an edge. Give them all the credit; they played hard."

Kevin Garnett scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in his third game back after a lengthy layoff with a hyper-extended knee, but he and Pierce were Boston's only double-digit scorers. Center Kendrick Perkins, who scored just once in the loss at Orlando, was good for just a pair of field goals Friday.

The Celtics will try to sort themselves out Sunday when the Lakers visit Boston.

The Hawks will be tested Saturday in a trip to Orlando to face a Magic squad that has twice walloped them this season.

For a few more minutes than usual, however, the Hawks savored Friday's win.

"We do pose some disadvantages for [the Celtics]," Josh Smith said after scoring 12 points and grabbing nine rebounds. "We're a young team, and we get out and have fun, and run and get transition points. It was only a matter of time for us maturing and learning how to win."

Celtics
Hawks
     
    • 41.9%

    • 47.4%

    • 25.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 86.7%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS ATL
Total Rebounds 11 10
Offensive Rebounds 7 7
Turnovers 16 14
Fast Break Pts: 8 29
Biggest Lead: 9 14
Points in the Paint: 40 42
BOS ATL
p Pierce   35 Crawford   28
rb Perkins   12 Smith   9
a Rondo   8 Crawford   6
s 6 players   1 Johnson   3
b Allen   2 Smith   3
 
  • 11/22 - BOS @ ATL
  • 12/16 - ATL @ BOS
  • 04/01 - BOS @ ATL
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 37:31 11-15 1-1 12-13 +8 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 1 0 35
K. Garnett F 33:17 5-11 0-0 5-6 +10 2 5 7 3 3 1 3 1 0 15
K. Perkins C 23:24 2-4 0-0 4-4 +5 2 10 12 0 3 0 1 1 1 8
R. Allen G 36:19 4-13 1-4 0-1 +3 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 9
R. Rondo G 42:44 3-13 0-0 0-0 +2 2 3 5 8 4 1 4 0 1 6
T. Allen   15:29 3-3 0-0 2-2 -22 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 8
R. Wallace   25:57 2-8 1-5 1-2 -13 1 1 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 6
G. Davis   12:56 1-2 0-0 2-2 -19 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
E. House   07:01 0-4 0-2 0-0 -14 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
B. Scalabrine   05:21 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Walker DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-74 3-12 26-30   7 28 35 18 20 6 16 5 4 91
  41.9% 25.0% 86.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17
Atlanta Hawks (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Williams F 30:05 2-5 0-0 0-0 +2 1 5 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 4
J. Smith F 40:39 4-10 0-0 4-9 +1 1 8 9 1 2 2 4 3 0 12
A. Horford C 41:12 5-11 0-0 1-1 +6 2 6 8 3 4 0 1 0 1 11
J. Johnson G 43:14 10-22 2-3 5-5 +1 0 5 5 1 1 3 2 0 2 27
M. Bibby G 08:43 1-2 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
J. Crawford   39:17 9-16 3-7 7-7 +20 0 3 3 6 2 2 4 0 1 28
M. Evans   18:21 2-6 1-5 2-3 +8 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 7
Z. Pachulia   13:43 4-5 0-0 1-2 +10 3 3 6 2 4 1 1 0 1 9
J. Teague   04:20 0-1 0-0 0-0 +7 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
M. West   00:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-78 6-15 20-27   7 32 39 15 23 10 14 4 5 100
  47.4% 40.0% 74.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14

inactive

  • Celtics: Daniels, Giddens
  • Hawks: Morris

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Perkins, Wallace
  • Hawks: Pachulia, Woodson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #46 Matt Boland, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 18732
  • Duration: 2:31
Boston Celtics (29-15) Atlanta Hawks (30-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Perkins (Garnett gains possession)
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  11:43
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:16 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:04 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:41  
  10:37 Horford Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:19 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:13
[ATL 2-2]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  10:00
[BOS 4-2]
 
  09:48 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:30 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  09:20
[BOS 6-2]
 
  08:55 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:53  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:34  
  08:18 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:18
[BOS 7-2]
 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:18
[BOS 8-2]
 
  08:01 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:59  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:54  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:53  
  07:53 Bibby Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:43  
  07:26 Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:23  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:02 Bibby Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:01  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  06:48
[BOS 10-2]
 
  06:48 Bibby Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:48 Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:48  
  06:45 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:26
[ATL 4-10]
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  06:12  
Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:08  
  06:08
[ATL 5-10]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:08
[ATL 6-10]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Perkins Hook Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:44 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:37 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  05:25
[BOS 12-6]
 
  05:03 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:57 Horford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:57  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:32  
  04:32 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  04:32  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace  04:32  
  04:32 Williams Substitution replaced by Evans 
  04:32
[ATL 7-12]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:20
[BOS 14-7]
 
  03:58 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:57  
  03:40 Evans Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:40
[BOS 15-7]
 
  03:40 Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:40
[BOS 16-7]
 
  03:22 Pachulia Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST)  03:06  
  03:03
[ATL 9-16]
Evans Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:03  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Davis  03:03  
  03:03
[ATL 10-16]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:39
[ATL 12-16]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
  02:39 Johnson Substitution replaced by Teague 
  02:39
[ATL 13-16]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  02:23  
  02:19
[ATL 15-16]
Pachulia Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  01:56
[BOS 18-15]
 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Short 
Rondo Substitution replaced by House  01:47  
  01:38 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:House (1 ST) 
House Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Teague (1 BLK)  01:34  
  01:32 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:28
[ATL 18-18]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:12
[BOS 20-18]
 
  00:55.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.9  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.9 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Davis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:26.4  
  00:26.4
[ATL 19-20]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Rondo  00:26.4  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  00:26.4  
  00:26.4 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:26.4 Teague Substitution replaced by West 
  00:26.4
[ATL 20-20]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:03.6
[BOS 22-20]
 
  00:00.0
[ATL 23-22]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (29-15) Atlanta Hawks (30-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:41  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: House (1 AST)  11:26
[BOS 24-23]
 
  11:11
[ATL 25-24]
Horford Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
Wallace Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:55  
  10:43 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:07
[ATL 27-24]
Pachulia Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pachulia (1 ST)  09:59  
  09:56
[ATL 29-24]
Pachulia Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:53  
  09:53 Teague Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST)  09:39
[BOS 26-29]
 
  09:23 Johnson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  09:23  
Wallace Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:11  
Wallace Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:11  
Wallace Technical  09:11  
  09:11
[ATL 30-26]
Johnson Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  08:51
[ATL 32-26]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:40  
  08:29 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:27 Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:23
[ATL 35-26]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:13  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  08:13  
Garnett Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:05  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:05  
House Substitution replaced by Rondo  08:05  
Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins  08:05  
  07:46 Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  07:28 Evans Substitution replaced by Williams 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:13 Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
  07:13 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:13
[ATL 37-26]
Pachulia Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:49
[BOS 28-37]
 
  06:34
[ATL 39-28]
Horford Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (2 AST) 
  06:17 Pachulia Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  06:17  
  06:17 Crawford Substitution replaced by Bibby 
  06:17 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Smith 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:59  
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:56
[BOS 30-39]
 
  05:33
[ATL 41-30]
Horford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:22 Bibby Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:22  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  05:22  
  05:22 Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  05:11
[BOS 32-41]
 
  04:56 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:32 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:30  
  04:21 Johnson Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw Technical Missed  04:21  
Team Rebound  04:21  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:07 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:02
[ATL 43-32]
Smith Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:33 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:32  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  03:24  
  03:24 Pierce Violation:Kicked Ball 
  03:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:09 Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:07  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  03:02
[BOS 35-43]
 
  02:43
[ATL 45-35]
Crawford Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:21 Johnson Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:19  
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  02:11
[BOS 37-45]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:46  
  01:46 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:46 Team Rebound 
  01:46
[ATL 46-37]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Perkins Hook Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  01:32  
Team Rebound  01:32  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:18
[ATL 48-37]
Crawford Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:18  
  01:18
[ATL 49-37]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
  01:11 Johnson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  01:02  
  00:59.4
[ATL 51-37]
Johnson Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Garnett Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  00:47.4
[BOS 39-51]
 
  00:33.9
[ATL 53-39]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:10.3
[BOS 41-53]
 
  00:02.9 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (29-15) Atlanta Hawks (30-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[ATL 55-41]
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:22
[BOS 43-55]
 
  11:06
[ATL 57-43]
Bibby Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
  10:52 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  10:52
[BOS 44-57]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  10:52
[BOS 45-57]
 
  10:36 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:35  
Garnett Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  10:27
[BOS 47-57]
 
  10:04 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:03  
  09:58 Williams Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:58  
Team Rebound  09:58  
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:58
[BOS 48-57]
 
  09:38 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  09:32  
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  09:30  
  09:24 Bibby Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  09:24 Bibby Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  09:17 Williams Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  09:17
[BOS 49-57]
 
  09:17 Williams Substitution replaced by Evans 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  09:17
[BOS 50-57]
 
  09:03 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  09:01  
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  08:54  
  08:45 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  08:44  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Evans (2 ST)  08:34  
  08:29
[ATL 59-50]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  08:09 Crawford Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  08:09
[BOS 51-59]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  08:09
[BOS 52-59]
 
  07:55
[ATL 62-52]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Crawford (5 AST) 
  07:42 Smith Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) 
Perkins Technical  07:42  
  07:42
[ATL 63-52]
Crawford Free Throw Technical (19 PTS) 
  07:42 Woodson Technical 
Pierce Free Throw Technical (23 PTS)  07:42
[BOS 53-63]
 
Perkins Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:42
[BOS 54-63]
 
Perkins Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  07:42
[BOS 55-63]
 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (25 PTS)  07:29
[BOS 57-63]
 
  07:12
[ATL 65-57]
Crawford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Horford (3 AST) 
Rondo Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:55
[BOS 59-65]
 
  06:37
[ATL 67-59]
Horford Running Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Crawford (6 AST) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:37  
  06:37
[ATL 68-59]
Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:23  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:16 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:06 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:06  
Perkins Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:50  
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:38  
  05:38 Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  05:38  
  05:38
[ATL 69-59]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:14 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:02  
  05:02 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:02 Team Rebound 
  05:02 Horford Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
  05:02 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  05:02  
  05:02 Pachulia Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:02
[BOS 60-69]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:02
[BOS 61-69]
 
  04:42 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Allen (2 BLK) 
  04:42 Team Rebound 
Wallace Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:40  
  04:40 Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:40 Team Rebound 
  04:40
[ATL 70-61]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:23 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:02 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:01  
  03:58 Crawford Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  03:58
[BOS 62-70]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  03:58
[BOS 63-70]
 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:43  
  03:43
[ATL 71-63]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  03:43
[ATL 72-63]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  03:30
[BOS 66-72]
 
  03:19 Crawford Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  03:10  
  03:08 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:57 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:56 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:53 Pachulia Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:50  
  02:50 Pachulia Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  02:50 Pachulia Technical 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Pierce Free Throw Technical (28 PTS)  02:50
[BOS 67-72]
 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:50
[BOS 68-72]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:50
[BOS 69-72]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:41  
  02:41
[ATL 73-69]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:41
[ATL 74-69]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
Team Rebound  02:27  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:17
[BOS 71-74]
 
  01:54 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:54  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  01:54  
  01:54 Smith Substitution replaced by Horford 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:43  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:32 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:30  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:58.9 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:56.8  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST)  00:39.9  
  00:36.1 Crawford Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  00:15.6 Pachulia Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:15.6
[BOS 72-74]
 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  00:15.6  
  00:15.6 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Smith 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:15.6
[BOS 73-74]
 
  00:02.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.7 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:01.0 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (29-15) Atlanta Hawks (30-15)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (3 BLK)  11:35  
Team Rebound  11:35  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:35  
  11:19 Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Team Rebound 
  11:12 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:11 Williams Tip Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:09
[ATL 76-73]
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
House Jump Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:52 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
House Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  10:41  
  10:33
[ATL 78-73]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:12
[BOS 75-78]
 
  09:49 Horford Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:48  
  09:48 Horford Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  09:29
[BOS 77-78]
 
  09:07
[ATL 80-77]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Timeout : Official  08:45  
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:36 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:21
[ATL 83-77]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Scalabrine Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
Team Rebound  07:57  
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  07:57  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:31
[ATL 85-77]
Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:30  
Allen Substitution replaced by Garnett  07:30  
Davis Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:30  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:15 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:02 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:01  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:52
[BOS 79-85]
 
  06:29 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:27  
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  06:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55
[ATL 87-79]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Garnett Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:39  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:39  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  05:39  
  05:17 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:00
[ATL 89-79]
Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
Team Rebound  04:34  
  04:34 Williams Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wallace (2 AST)  04:25
[BOS 81-89]
 
  04:08 Horford Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:08 Horford Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:43 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:26
[ATL 91-81]
Crawford Jump Bank Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:26  
  03:26
[ATL 92-81]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  03:10
[BOS 83-92]
 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:55  
  02:55 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:55 Team Rebound 
  02:55
[ATL 93-83]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:45 Horford Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  02:45
[BOS 84-93]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  02:45
[BOS 85-93]
 
  02:25 Smith Turnover : Double Dribble (4 TO) 
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (32 PTS)  02:15
[BOS 87-93]
 
  01:50 Johnson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:48  
  01:34 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:34
[BOS 88-93]
 
  01:34 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:25
[ATL 95-88]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:09  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST)  01:08  
  01:05
[ATL 97-88]
Crawford Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:05  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  00:54.4
[BOS 91-97]
 
  00:33.0
[ATL 100-91]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:21.9  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.9 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
ATL
2nd Southeast
53
29
7-3
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
ATL
Johnson 20.9
Horford 9.9
Johnson 5.7
Smith 2.4
Smith 1.8

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