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Notebook: Hawks 83, Celtics 74


Posted Sunday April 29, 2012 11:22PM

By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: For all the fuss about players unavailable for Game 1 between the Celtics and Hawks, there was little noticeable affect Sunday when Atlanta's Zaza Pachulia and Boston's Ray Allen did not play, yet the Hawks' 83-74 win left a similar and much bigger question about Game 2.

Will Rajon Rondo be allowed to play Tuesday, when these teams next meet?

The Celtics' All-Star point guard, who had 20 points, 11 assists and four steals, was ejected with 41 seconds left when he drew back-to-back technical fouls and appeared to bump official Marc Davis.

That bump -- and it appeared debatable whether or not Rondo initiated the contact -- could be grounds for a one-game suspension.

Boston head coach Doc Rivers said he thought Davis turned into Rondo, but that wasn't obvious on replay.

What was clear was the Hawks showed up in Philips Arena with more energy as Josh Smith had nine of his 22 points and five of his career playoff-high 18 rebounds while the home team ran to a 31-18 first-quarter lead.

From there, the Celtics chipped away behind a defense that held Atlanta to 35.1 percent shooting over the final three quarters, and Boston was within 78-74 when the play of game unfolded.

Atlanta had the ball in the final minute when All-Star guard Joe Johnson, mired in a terrible game, fumbled the ball from near the free-throw line toward mid-court. Smith and Boston's Kevin Garnett went to the floor for it, and Brandon Bass entered the fray a second or so later.

Davis called Bass for a foul, his sixth, and Rondo reacted. Davis wasted little time hitting Rondo with his first technical, and as the official faced the scorer's table, Rondo appeared to lean toward him while continuing to voice his opinion.

As soon as there was contact between Rondo's chest and Davis' back, the official T'ed Rondo again and ejected him.

Johnson made one of two free throws for the technicals, and then Smith made two for being fouled to close the scoring on what was a sluggish game.

Other than the Hawks in the first quarter, when they made 12-of-22 shots, neither team was crisp offensively and the low score was attributable only partly to defense. Both teams missed quite a few open shots.

Johnson made just 3-of-15 shots, and missed all nine of his 3-pointers while adding four turnovers.

Garnett ended up with 20 points (10 in the fourth quarter) by making 7-of-10 shots in the second half, but he was 1-for-9 in the first half and Paul Pierce was 5-for-19 overall with 12 points. He missed all six of his trey tries, and Boston missed all 11.

Conversely, the Hawks were 7-for-20 from distance, and Kirk Hinrich hit 4-of-6 for all 12 of his points. Backcourt mate Jeff Teague scored 15, and made both his trey tries.

Despite being out-rebounded 50-41, the Celtics stayed in the game by taking care of the ball. They turned the ball over just six times, and Atlanta converted those into a modest four points.

QUOTABLE: "I was upset about the call, and I said something [to Davis]. As I was walking I thought he stopped, and my momentum carried me into him. It's out of my control [whether he's suspended]. My teammates all thought that I was obviously in the wrong. They may see that I bumped him, but I didn't intentionally chest-bump him. I know the rules."
-- Rondo.

THE STAT: 4 -- that was the Boston bench production, in terms of points. Rivers has been resting his starters quite a bit recently, but Sunday he played Rondo (43:11), Pierce (41:16), Garnett (40:18) and Bass (35:12) a ton. Conversely, the reserves played just 51:21 and combined for those four points on 2-for-7 shooting with one assist and three turnovers.

Greg Stiemsma did contribute nine rebounds, but by comparison the Atlanta bench was good for 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

TURNING POINT I: You could make the case that the Hawks won this game in the first quarter. Despite scoring just 34 points in the second half and 52 over the final three quarters, they finished on top largely because Boston allowed 31 points in that first quarter and could not catch up.

QUOTABLE II: "We got off to a very fast start. I thought we did a good job pushing the tempo. Certainly that was a point of emphasis going into this game although as the game wore on, we didn't get out and run as much."
-- Hawks head coach Larry Drew.

TURNING POINT II: The Hawks' offense had turned incredibly stagnant, and Boston went on a 9-2 run in the middle of the fourth quarter to pull within 73-68 on Bass' 19-foot jumper with 3:29. On Atlanta's next possession, Smith whipped the ball out to Teague beyond the arc. As Teague up-faked, Mickael Pietrus broke toward him from the right corner.

Then, when Teague took the ball back down, Pietrus returned toward Hinrich in the corner. So, Teague launched. His 3-pointer with one second left on the shot clock gave Atlanta a 76-68 lead with 3:06 left in the game, and he added a runner a minute later to again expand the lead (78-70) with 1:58 to go.

QUOTABLE III: "I knew they were going to stunt off me because Kirk had been making shots from the corner."
-- Teague.

HOT: Smith had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the first half, on 7-for-12 shooting. He also had two assists. . . . Rondo made 5-of-7 shots in the first quarter, and added three assists. All of his teammates combined for eight points in that period. . . . Garnett scored 10 points in the final period, when he made 4-of-6 shots and both of his free throws.

NOT: Garnett missed 8-of-9 shots in the first half, when he added six rebounds and two assists. . . . Avery Bradley, who scored a career-high 28 points in Atlanta on April 20, missed 6-of-7 shots in the first half and finished with 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting. At times in the second half, he was the only starter not on the floor for Boston as Rivers inserted Pietrus instead. . . . Over the final three quarters, Johnson made 1-of-10 shots with one rebound, one assist and all four of his turnovers. He missed all six of his shots (five from beyond the arc) in the second half. . . . The Hawks were dreadful in the third quarter, making just 5-of-18 shots and 4-of-8 free throws, but Hinrich had two 3-pointers in the period and Boston was a modest 8-for-22. . . . Pierce made just 1-of-9 shots in the second half, and missed a layup in the final minute of the game. Smith made just 1-of-8 shots in the second half, but had seven rebounds, two assists, a blocked shot and -- of course -- drew the Bass foul that sparked the wild sequence in the last minute.

QUOTABLE IV: "We pride ourselves on defense, but we gave up 31 points to start the game on the road. You give the home team confidence. We had very little ball movement. We didn't run our stuff. We didn't play like us. I've got to find new stuff, or get us to run our stuff."
-- Rivers.

NOTABLE: Rivers said Allen's absence does not mean that he'll miss the entire playoff series, but he's been out for two-plus weeks. . . . Pachulia has missed eight straight games, and does not seem likely to play in Game 2 Sunday in Atlanta. . . .

UP NEXT: For both teams, Tuesday @ Atlanta, Friday @ Boston, Sunday @ Boston.

BOS
ATL
   
    • 39.0%

    • 40.8%

    • 0.0%

    • 35.0%

    • 76.9%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSATL
Total Rebounds4150
Offensive Rebounds711
Turnovers613
Fast Break Pts:1110
Biggest Lead:019
Points in the Paint:3628
BOSATL
p2 players   20Smith   22
rbGarnett   12Smith   18
aRondo   11Johnson   5
sRondo   4Johnson   2
b3 players   1Smith   1
 
  • 03/19 - BOS 79 @ ATL 76
  • 04/11 - ATL 86 @ BOS 88
  • 04/20 - BOS 92 @ ATL 97
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF41:465-190-62-3-1304462110112
B. BassF35:123-70-02-2-80550611108
K. GarnettC-F40:188-190-04-4-61111234201020
A. BradleyG28:124-120-22-4-1311204000010
R. RondoG43:1110-180-00-0-5134112410020
G. Stiemsma 19:031-20-00-0-24590311002
M. Pietrus 20:190-20-20-0-20330200100
S. Pavlovic 05:560-00-00-000110102000
K. Dooling 06:031-30-10-0+40111000002
M. DanielsDNP - Coach's Decision
R. HollinsDNP - Coach's Decision
E. MooreDNP - Coach's Decision
S. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24032-820-1110-13 734412124963174
 39.0%0.0%76.9% team rebs: 6total to: 6
Atlanta Hawks (4-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
J. JohnsonG38:053-150-95-8+2413450040111
J. SmithF42:388-200-16-9+172161841031022
J. CollinsC31:373-50-00-0+152350501006
K. HinrichG31:524-84-60-0+1204420010012
J. TeagueG33:005-102-23-4+1215632110015
I. Johnson 15:282-40-00-0-83250420014
Ma. Williams 13:341-50-00-0-60110200002
W. Green 09:551-20-00-0-150220101002
T. McGrady 13:412-30-00-002351102004
J. Pargo 10:102-41-20-0-60001200015
E. DampierDNP - Coach's Decision
V. RadmanovicDNP - Coach's Decision
J. StackhouseDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24031-767-2014-21 11395016183131383
 40.8%35.0%66.7% team rebs: 8total to: 13

inactive

  • Celtics: Allen, Johnson
  • Hawks: Horford, Pachulia

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Rondo, Rondo
  • Hawks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #8 Marc Davis, #30 John Goble
  • Attendance: 19292
  • Duration: 2:22
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Garnett (Bass gains possession)
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:43 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:39
[ATL 2-0]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:21
[BOS 2-2]
 
  11:08
[ATL 4-2]
Teague Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:36
[ATL 7-2]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:26  
  10:13 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
Bradley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  10:02
[BOS 4-7]
 
  09:50
[ATL 10-4]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:34 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:29 Collins Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:27  
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:09 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51
[ATL 13-4]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:21
[ATL 15-4]
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:21  
  08:21
[ATL 16-4]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Pierce Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  08:08
[BOS 6-16]
 
  07:42
[ATL 18-6]
Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:11 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:05  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  07:05  
  06:58
[ATL 20-6]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:50  
  06:50 Collins Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  06:43 Teague Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:05 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:04 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:59 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:58  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:51
[BOS 8-20]
 
  05:28 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:26  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:12 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:06 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:05  
  05:00 Smith Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Bradley Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  05:00
[BOS 10-20]
 
Pierce Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:50  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Pietrus  04:50  
  04:50 Teague Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:46
[ATL 22-10]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:30  
Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  04:11  
  04:07
[ATL 24-10]
Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Rondo Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:49
[BOS 12-24]
 
Pietrus Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:38  
  03:38 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:38 Team Rebound 
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:38  
  03:38
[ATL 25-12]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pierce Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  03:28  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:28  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  03:28  
  03:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:04  
  03:04 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42
[ATL 27-12]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:14 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:06  
  02:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:06
[ATL 28-12]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:06
[ATL 29-12]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:06 Johnson Substitution replaced by Green 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:49 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:44 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:33  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:18
[BOS 14-29]
 
  00:51.9 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:50.5  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:40.0
[BOS 16-29]
 
  00:24.8
[ATL 31-16]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  00:01.9
[BOS 18-31]
 
  00:00.0 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[ATL 33-18]
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pietrus Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:19  
  11:04 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:03  
  10:53 Pargo Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:45
[BOS 20-33]
 
  10:20 Green Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  10:20 Green Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Dooling  10:20  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Bradley  10:20  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:07
[BOS 22-33]
 
  09:50 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:48  
  09:43 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dooling Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  09:27
[BOS 24-33]
 
  09:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:24 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:24 Green Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  09:07 McGrady Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  09:07 McGrady Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:46
[ATL 36-24]
Pargo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:22 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:16 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:14  
Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:54 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:53  
  07:44 Pargo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:44  
Team Rebound  07:44  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Pietrus  07:44  
  07:44 Pargo Substitution replaced by Teague 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:44
[BOS 25-36]
 
  07:23
[ATL 38-25]
Johnson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:42
[ATL 40-25]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:13 Johnson Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pietrus (1 BLK) 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
Pietrus Violation:Kicked Ball  06:12  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Rondo  06:12  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Bass  06:12  
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:06  
  05:53
[ATL 42-25]
Collins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McGrady (1 AST) 
  05:40 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:40  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  05:40  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 McGrady Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:05 McGrady Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 McGrady Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:02 Collins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:52 Team Rebound 
Stiemsma Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:52  
  04:52 McGrady Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Stiemsma Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:44  
  04:44
[ATL 44-25]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
  04:28 Collins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:28
[BOS 26-44]
 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett  04:28  
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:28
[BOS 27-44]
 
  04:07 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:04  
Pavlovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST)  04:03  
  03:54 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:53  
Pavlovic Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:44  
Pavlovic Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:44  
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Bradley  03:44  
  03:32 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:31 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:28  
  03:19
[ATL 46-27]
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:12  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  02:58
[BOS 29-46]
 
  02:41 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  02:24  
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:23  
Bradley Putback Layup Shot: Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:22  
  02:22 Collins Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:22  
  02:22 Collins Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:22
[BOS 30-46]
 
  02:06 Teague Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  02:05 Teague Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:59 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:57  
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:54
[BOS 32-46]
 
  01:54 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:54
[BOS 33-46]
 
  01:42 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Bradley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  01:33
[BOS 35-46]
 
  01:14
[ATL 48-35]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:44.9 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:35.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Rondo Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:13.9  
  00:13.9
[ATL 49-35]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.9  
  00:13.9 Johnson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Bass Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:13.9  
  00:13.9 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:11.9  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  11:21
[BOS 37-49]
 
  10:55 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Bass Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  10:40
[BOS 39-49]
 
  10:12
[ATL 52-39]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  09:29 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Rondo Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:02  
  08:46 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  08:42 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:11  
  08:11 Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:11 Team Rebound 
  08:11
[ATL 53-39]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  08:01  
  07:56 Collins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:56
[BOS 40-53]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:56
[BOS 41-53]
 
  07:40 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:39  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:13) 
  07:13 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:12  
Bradley Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  07:05
[BOS 43-53]
 
  07:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:47
[ATL 56-43]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Teague (3 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  06:32
[BOS 45-56]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:18  
  06:02 Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Collins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:01
[ATL 58-45]
Collins Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:14) 
  05:35 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:33  
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Collins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:10
[ATL 60-45]
Collins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:49 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:44 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Teague Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  04:26  
  04:26 Collins Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Bass Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:16  
  04:16
[ATL 61-45]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:16
[ATL 62-45]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:48
[ATL 64-45]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  03:29
[BOS 47-64]
 
  03:11 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:10  
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  03:03
[BOS 49-64]
 
  02:45 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:43 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:32 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:31  
Stiemsma Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  02:29  
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF)  02:27  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:27  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:27  
  02:27 Johnson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  02:27 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:27 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
  02:27 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:25  
  02:10 Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:53  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:51
[BOS 51-64]
 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:33  
  01:33
[ATL 65-51]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:33 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:32 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:19 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:17  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  01:07
[BOS 53-65]
 
  00:47.9 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:46.5  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.9 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:33.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:32.0  
  00:32.0 Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:16.9  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  00:01.0  
Stiemsma Tip Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dooling (1 AST)  11:39
[BOS 55-65]
 
  11:16
[ATL 67-55]
McGrady Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  10:57
[BOS 57-67]
 
  10:38 McGrady Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Dooling Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 McGrady Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:06 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:04 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:03 Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:01  
  09:56 Johnson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  09:56 Johnson Substitution replaced by Collins 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:32 Pargo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:30  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  09:15
[BOS 59-67]
 
  09:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:14 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:14 Green Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Dooling Substitution replaced by Pierce  09:14  
  08:54 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  08:53  
Rondo Running Hook Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:15) 
  08:26
[ATL 69-59]
Pargo Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 McGrady Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Pietrus Violation:Kicked Ball  07:50  
  07:38 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:36 McGrady Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:35
[ATL 71-59]
McGrady Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  07:07
[BOS 61-71]
 
Bass Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:47  
  06:31 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  06:29  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST)  06:17
[BOS 63-71]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:06  
  06:06 Pargo Substitution replaced by Teague 
  05:54 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:51  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  05:33  
  05:32 Teague Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:30 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
  05:27 Collins Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) 
  05:27  
  05:27 McGrady Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  05:19 Collins Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:19
[BOS 64-71]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:19
[BOS 65-71]
 
  05:05 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  04:52  
  04:44 Teague Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:44  
Team Rebound  04:44  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:44
[BOS 66-71]
 
  04:26
[ATL 73-66]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:11 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:52 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:51  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  03:29
[BOS 68-73]
 
  03:06
[ATL 76-68]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:05  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Bradley  03:05  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  02:54
[BOS 70-76]
 
Bass Foul: Personal (5 PF)  02:36  
  02:26 Collins Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:25  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  01:58
[ATL 78-70]
Teague Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Garnett Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Pierce (6 AST)  01:41
[BOS 72-78]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:38  
  01:19 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  01:18  
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:01
[BOS 74-78]
 
Bass Foul: Personal (6 PF)  00:41.0  
Rondo Technical  00:41.0  
Rondo Technical  00:41.0  
Rondo Ejection:Second Technical  00:41.0  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Dooling  00:41.0  
  00:41.0
[ATL 79-74]
Johnson Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
  00:41.0 Johnson Free Throw Technical Missed 
  00:41.0 Team Rebound 
  00:41.0
[ATL 80-74]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  00:41.0  
  00:41.0
[ATL 81-74]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:41.0  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:41.0  
  00:41.0 Collins Substitution replaced by Williams 
Team Timeout : Short  00:40.7  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.4 Teague Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Bradley Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:32.4  
  00:32.4
[ATL 82-74]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:32.4  
  00:32.4
[ATL 83-74]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.8  
  00:25.9 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:16) 
  00:03.9 Hinrich Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:01.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
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BOS
1st Atlantic
39
27
7-3
24-9
15-18
ATL
2nd Southeast
40
26
7-3
23-10
17-16
 
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Hawks Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.454.401
FT%.740.784
Points96.682.2
Rebounds41.242.5
Assists22.417.5
Steals8.15.5
Blocks4.63.3
3-Point %.370.310
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Celtics Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.460.433
FT%.778.000
Points91.886.8
Rebounds38.841.2
Assists23.619.8
Steals7.59.0
Blocks5.56.2
3-Point %.367.295
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Atlanta Hawks (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Collins, Jason85:156-110-00-048120161100112
Dampier, Erick54:337-130-02-3771406031216
Green, Willie62:376-131-40-017836020013
Hinrich, Kirk141:0913-306-162-2481269420234
Horford, Al107:4520-340-06-8520258114124246
Johnson, Ivan54:275-160-13-57101707330513
Johnson, Joe242:5438-1029-3618-2461521211181614103
McGrady, Tracy90:0310-260-45-661117640102225
Pargo, Jannero46:206-214-120-014565230216
Radmanovic, Vladimir15:180-40-30-00111300010
Smith, Josh195:3634-880-416-2110586824143155584
Teague, Jeff224:3030-737-1717-194182225185105784
Williams, Marvin144:3416-458-167-95283359332447
Boston Celtics (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Allen, Ray112:2217-385-188-142161888420147
Bass, Brandon190:0019-460-016-1662834313233254
Bradley, Avery153:2216-432-109-142911412654343
Daniels, Marquis37:483-60-02-20332612108
Dooling, Keyon57:168-165-100-005524112221
Garnett, Kevin226:2145-890-022-2595463121488111112
Hollins, Ryan59:293-120-01-2751221102317
Moore, E'Twaun7:550-40-20-00220000000
Pavlovic, Aleksandar25:322-60-30-01121313104
Pierce, Paul225:5842-989-2634-3933538231782146127
Pietrus, Mickael100:024-152-130-0178015331010
Rondo, Rajon209:2038-823-65-96222859317181284
Stiemsma, Greg59:362-50-00-0518233732624

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