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Notebook: Celtics 87, Hawks 80


Posted Wednesday May 2, 2012 12:45AM

By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: No Rajon Rondo, no Ray Allen, no problem for the Boston Celtics. They had Paul Pierce and mettle to spare Tuesday night when they evened their series against the Hawks and stole the home-court edge with an 87-80 Game 2 win in Atlanta.

The Hawks appeared to have the game under control with an 11-point lead late in the third quarter before Boston threw a blanket on the home team, and after a dreadful Game 1 performance in which he made just 5-of-19 shots, Pierce scored Boston's first seven on the way to 36 points and 14 rebounds.

After Atlanta took a 65-54 lead on Joe Johnson's 3-pointer with 3:08 left in the third quarter, Pierce outscored the Hawks 18-15 by himself through the end of the game.

The rest of the Celtics added 14 points, and when Atlanta lost forward Josh Smith to a left knee injury in the fourth quarter, that left the Hawks without their top four big men. Boston smothered Atlanta in the final quarter when the Hawks shot just 4-for-19 and the Celtics blocked three shots.

With Rondo suspended for bumping official Marc Davis in Game 1, and Allen still shelved by a problematic right ankle, the Celtics slid Avery Bradley from shooting guard to the point, and he responded with 14 points, three assists, three steals and three blocked shots against one turnover.

Mickael Pietrus opened at the other guard spot, and although he was scoreless his work was central -- chiefly with that of Pierce -- in limiting Johnson to just four shots over the final 15:08. Johnson made one.

Though the Celtics lagged the NBA in rebounding in the regular season, they won the battle of the boards 45-40 as Pierce led in that category, too, and Kevin Garnett pitched in 12 to go with 15 points.

Smith had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Hawks, but no other Atlanta player had more than six rebounds (Marvin Williams, off the bench).

When Smith left for good with 4:20 after spraining his knee a little earlier, the Hawks trailed just 74-72. Atlanta officials referred to his injury as a sprained knee, and coach Larry Drew said no more will be known until, "his tests."

The Hawks had very little interior presence from there. Centers Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia were injured and in street clothes, and starting center Jason Collins -- who barely played during the regular season -- had fouled out with 8:25 left in the game.

So Drew went small down the stretch with rookie forward Ivan Johnson and four guards -- Johnson, Jeff Teague, Kirk Hinrich and Willie Green.

Soon after Smith subbed out for good, Pietrus picked off a poor Johnson pass, and Pierce --who had given Boston its first lead since early in the game with a short jumper (72-70) with 6:30 left in the game -- finished off a fastbreak with a dunk for a 76-72 lead with 3:59 remaining.

Atlanta was only briefly within four points after that. Johnson made one of two free throws with 1:35 on the clock to cut the deficit to 81-78 and finish with 22 points.

But Garnett, Pierce and Avery Bradley each made a pair of free throws from there and the Hawks mustered only a late jumper by Green.

QUOTABLE: "The only way we were going to win a game like that without Ray and Rondo was if Paul had a game like this."
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers

QUOTABLE II: "These types of moments is what being a professional is all about. When you play defense like that, you give yourself a chance. Every game we've played [the Hawks] this year has been awfully close so we'll just have to take things one game at a time when we get back home."
-- Pierce.

STAT: 8-0/16-6: These were Boston's edges in fastbreak points in the fourth quarter and in the second half. Beyond rebounding, which is usually an Achilles' heel for the Celtics, and the obvious importance of Boston's defense, the visitors beat the Hawks at their own game.

QUOTABLE III: "We wanted to get out and run tonight, and try to speed up the game, but we ended up getting into more of a half-court game and playing against set defense. In the fourth quarter, they just kept pushing us out further and further off out sweet spots."
-- Drew

TURNING POINT: Trailing 65-54 after Johnson's aforementioned trey with 3:08 left in the third quarter, the Celtics went on a 12-1 run over the remnants of the period and the first 3:11 of the fourth to tie the game at 66 as Atlanta missed nine straight shots and had a shot clock violation.

HOT: Pierce came out smoking. Garnett won the opening tip, and Pierce went straight to the basket with it to score. He scored Boston's next two baskets as well, the third being the front end of an and-one. He scored 13 points in the first quarter on 5-for-9 shooting, and 13 points in the fourth quarter on 5-for-7 shooting. In each of those periods, he had had four rebounds as well. . . . By one view, the Celtics were fairly dreadful in the third quarter, making just 4-of-15 shots with four turnovers. But they out-rebounded the Hawks 15-11 and more importantly Keyon Dooling made two 3-points shots -- Boston's first of the series -- and the C's went 10-for-12 at the free-throw line. . . . Pierce added the Celtics' third trey of the night (and his only make in 11 tries in the series) with 3:30 left in the game for a 79-72 Boston lead. He made 12-of-26 shots, and 11-of-13 free throws.

NOT: Pierce had game highs in points, rebounds, free throws attempted and made and . . . turnovers (eight). That was a function of him handling the ball so much more with Rondo out. . . . Marvin Williams made just 1-of-6 shots, and after finishing the season fairly strong off the Atlanta bench, he's made just 2-of-11 shots (18.2 percent) in the series. The former starter is averaging 2.5 points per game, or less than Ivan Johnson (5.0), Collins (4.0) and Tracy McGrady (3.5). . . . Boston has made just 3-of-25 3-pointers in two games. . . . Fellow sub Green has scored just two points in each game so far. . . . Pietrus has missed all five of his shots in the series.

IN THE ARENA: Recording The Dream and T.I. were courtside.

NOTABLE: Hawks officials are hopeful that Pachulia (sprained left foot) might be able to play by Game 5, next Tuesday in Atlanta. ... Vladimir Radmanovic has not played in the series, but given Marvin Williams' work so far may see action in Boston.

UP NEXT: For both teams, Friday @ Boston, Sunday @ Boston, Tuesday @ Atlanta (if necessary).

BOS
ATL
   
    • 42.6%

    • 34.9%

    • 21.4%

    • 27.3%

    • 83.9%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSATL
Total Rebounds4540
Offensive Rebounds310
Turnovers1411
Fast Break Pts:2016
Biggest Lead:911
Points in the Paint:2642
BOSATL
pPierce   36Johnson   22
rbPierce   14Smith   12
aGarnett   52 players   5
sBradley   3Johnson   3
bBradley   3Smith   2
 
  • 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. PierceF44:2112-261-511-13+41131444080236
B. BassF30:493-70-02-2-51561200008
K. GarnettC-F39:515-130-05-6+100121254031115
M. PietrusG-F19:000-30-30-0+40220422000
A. BradleyG41:584-80-16-8+802232313114
S. Pavlovic 13:102-50-20-0+31011210004
G. Stiemsma 08:010-00-00-0-50330000100
K. Dooling 21:052-42-30-000110200116
R. Hollins 06:160-10-00-0+50220200000
M. Daniels 15:291-10-02-2+110220200004
E. MooreDNP - Coach's Decision
R. RondoNWT - NBA Suspension
S. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24029-683-1426-31 3424514246146587
 42.6%21.4%83.9% team rebs: 9total to: 17
Atlanta Hawks (4-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
J. JohnsonG38:107-173-85-6-322454330022
J. SmithF37:108-210-00-0+41111254012016
J. CollinsC21:331-20-00-0+31230612002
K. HinrichG36:313-71-31-1-12021310018
J. TeagueG41:406-182-54-4-105524221218
I. Johnson 20:282-70-12-3-91450202026
Ma. Williams 21:021-60-21-2-132460000103
W. Green 13:511-30-20-0-60221200002
T. McGrady 05:380-00-03-4-60000101103
J. Pargo 03:570-20-10-0-31010000010
E. DampierDNP - Coach's Decision
V. RadmanovicDNP - Coach's Decision
J. StackhouseDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24029-836-2216-20 10304014267115680
 34.9%27.3%80.0% team rebs: 8total to: 12

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Hawks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #14 Ed Malloy, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 19308
  • Duration: 2:30
Boston Celtics (40-27) Atlanta Hawks (40-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Garnett (Pierce gains possession)
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  11:54
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:28
[ATL 2-2]
Teague Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  11:09
[BOS 4-2]
 
  10:48
[ATL 4-4]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Pierce Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  10:28
[BOS 6-4]
 
  10:28 Teague Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  10:28
[BOS 7-4]
 
  10:13 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:55 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:54  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:45
[BOS 9-4]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:33  
  09:29 Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:27  
  09:21 Jump Ball Collins vs Bass (Johnson gains possession) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collins (1 ST)  09:21  
  09:05
[ATL 6-9]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  08:51  
  08:46 Smith Reverse Dunk Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:34 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:33  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pietrus Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:01
[ATL 8-9]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Pietrus Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF)  08:01  
  08:01
[ATL 9-9]
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Pietrus Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:50  
Pietrus Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:50  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  07:50  
  07:31 Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:29  
Garnett Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:15
[BOS 11-9]
 
  07:04 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:04 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:04  
  06:54 Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:53 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:53
[ATL 11-11]
Johnson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pavlovic Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:39  
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:38  
Pavlovic Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:38
[BOS 13-11]
 
  06:13 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:10 Collins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
  06:06 Hinrich Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  06:06  
  06:06 Collins Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:59  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  05:56
[BOS 15-11]
 
  05:35
[ATL 14-15]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:19 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:11
[ATL 17-15]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:38 Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:25 Smith Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:25  
Team Rebound  04:25  
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:25
[BOS 16-17]
 
  04:14 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:13 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:11 Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:11  
  04:11 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:47 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:44 Teague Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (1 BLK) 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:30 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:29  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
Team Rebound  03:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:14  
  03:14 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Williams 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:06
[BOS 18-17]
 
  02:48 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:46  
Bradley Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  02:42  
  02:40 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:36
[ATL 19-18]
Smith Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
  02:23 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:23
[BOS 19-19]
 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Dooling  02:23  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:23  
  02:23 Johnson Substitution replaced by Green 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:23
[BOS 20-19]
 
  02:00 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:56  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  01:48
[BOS 22-19]
 
  01:33
[ATL 21-22]
Teague Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.5
[ATL 24-22]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Teague (1 BLK)  00:36.9  
Team Rebound  00:36.9  
  00:36.9 Smith Substitution replaced by McGrady 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Hollins  00:36.9  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:36.9  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST)  00:34.8
[BOS 24-24]
 
  00:24.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:22.9  
Hollins Hook Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-27) Atlanta Hawks (40-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:39  
  11:27 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:16
[BOS 26-24]
 
  10:49 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
  10:44 Collins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:44
[BOS 27-24]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:44
[BOS 28-24]
 
Pavlovic Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:29  
  10:17 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:16  
Bradley Running Layup Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:50 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dooling (1 BLK) 
  09:49 Pargo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Pavlovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  09:49  
  09:49
[ATL 25-28]
McGrady Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Daniels  09:49  
  09:49
[ATL 26-28]
McGrady Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGrady (1 BLK)  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:24  
Daniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  09:12  
  09:12 McGrady Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:12 Team Rebound 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Bass  09:12  
  09:12
[ATL 27-28]
McGrady Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:58  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Pierce  08:58  
Pierce Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  08:52  
  08:35 McGrady Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  08:35 McGrady Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:35 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
  08:35 McGrady Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  08:24
[BOS 30-27]
 
  08:03 Green Substitution replaced by Teague 
  08:03 Pargo Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  07:56
[ATL 29-30]
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:30
[BOS 32-29]
 
Bass Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:13  
  07:05 Teague Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:04  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:58
[BOS 34-29]
 
  06:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:43
[ATL 31-34]
Collins Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:55 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:53  
Bradley Driving Jump shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:36
[ATL 34-34]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST)  05:14  
  05:08
[ATL 36-34]
Smith Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
  04:54 Collins Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:29
[ATL 38-34]
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:22  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Hollins  04:22  
  04:22 Collins Substitution replaced by Williams 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:02 Johnson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:46
[BOS 36-38]
 
  03:26
[ATL 40-36]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  03:09  
Team Rebound  03:09  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  03:09  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:43
[ATL 42-36]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (5 AST) 
  02:28 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:28  
Team Rebound  02:28  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:28  
  02:28 Williams Substitution replaced by Collins 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:28
[BOS 37-42]
 
  02:03 Collins Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:02  
Pavlovic Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  01:51
[BOS 39-42]
 
  01:40
[ATL 44-39]
Teague Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  01:18
[BOS 41-44]
 
  01:02 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:01  
  00:52.2 Johnson Substitution replaced by Green 
  00:52.2 Smith Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:52.2 Collins Substitution replaced by Williams 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:39.7 Team Rebound 
  00:29.9 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:03.9 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-27) Atlanta Hawks (40-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Smith Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Team Rebound 
  11:29 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  11:17  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:16  
Bass Tip Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  11:08
[ATL 47-41]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  10:50  
  10:46 Johnson Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:44  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST)  10:40  
  10:30 Johnson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:28  
  10:25 Teague Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Hook Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  10:01  
  10:01
[ATL 48-41]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  10:01
[ATL 49-41]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:48 Collins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:48
[BOS 42-49]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:48
[BOS 43-49]
 
  09:32 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pietrus (1 ST) 
Pietrus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST)  09:29  
  09:24
[ATL 51-43]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:24  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:02
[BOS 45-51]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:50  
  08:38 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:36  
  08:32 Collins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:32
[BOS 46-51]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:17
[ATL 53-46]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:52
[ATL 55-46]
Smith Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Garnett Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:32  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:32  
  07:32 Collins Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Dooling  07:32  
  07:17 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:16  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:07 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  06:44 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:43  
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  06:35
[BOS 49-55]
 
  06:07 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  06:05  
Bass Driving Jump shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  05:44
[ATL 57-49]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Pierce Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:26  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  05:24  
  05:12 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:10  
  05:03 Hinrich Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  04:47  
Team Rebound  04:46  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:46  
Dooling Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:32  
  04:32
[ATL 58-49]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:32 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:31  
  04:18 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:18
[BOS 50-58]
 
  04:18 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Williams 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Daniels  04:18  
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:18
[BOS 51-58]
 
  04:07
[ATL 60-51]
Teague Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Dooling Driving Jump shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Daniels Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:47  
  03:47
[ATL 61-51]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:47
[ATL 62-51]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  03:34
[BOS 54-62]
 
  03:08
[ATL 65-54]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  02:52 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:52  
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:52
[BOS 55-65]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:52
[BOS 56-65]
 
  02:28 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:25  
  02:25 Teague Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:25
[BOS 57-65]
 
Daniels Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:25
[BOS 58-65]
 
  02:01 Teague Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  01:59  
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:50
[BOS 60-65]
 
  01:26 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:24  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:58.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
Dooling Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:46.7  
  00:46.7
[ATL 66-60]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:46.7 Johnson Substitution replaced by Green 
  00:46.7 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:45.9  
  00:34.4 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:34.4
[BOS 61-66]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:34.4  
  00:32.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:08.9 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  00:06.9 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:06.9 Williams Tip Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:05.9  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:02.1  
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-27) Atlanta Hawks (40-27)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Hollins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:44  
  11:23 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  11:22  
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (6 TO)  11:13  
  11:13 Smith Substitution replaced by McGrady 
  10:51 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  10:50  
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  10:43
[BOS 63-66]
 
Hollins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:22  
  10:22 Johnson Substitution replaced by Collins 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Daniels  10:22  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Pietrus  10:22  
  10:08 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:45 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Hinrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:40 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (2 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  09:39  
  09:38 Hinrich Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:38
[BOS 64-66]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:37 Williams Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  09:37 Green Substitution replaced by Teague 
  09:37 McGrady Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:17 Hinrich Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  09:16  
  09:02 Collins Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  08:49
[BOS 66-66]
 
  08:30 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST) 
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Teague (2 ST)  08:26  
  08:25 Collins Foul: Offensive (6 PF) 
  08:25 Collins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  08:25 Collins Substitution replaced by Williams 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:04  
  08:04
[ATL 67-66]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  08:04
[ATL 68-66]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:46
[BOS 68-68]
 
  07:26
[ATL 70-68]
Johnson Driving Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  07:03 Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:03
[BOS 69-70]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:03
[BOS 70-70]
 
  06:38 Williams Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  06:36  
Pierce Driving Jump shot: Made (27 PTS)  06:30
[BOS 72-70]
 
  06:13 Smith Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:56 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:53
[ATL 72-72]
Williams Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Daniels Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (5 AST)  05:35
[BOS 74-72]
 
  05:14 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  05:13  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO)  05:09  
Pierce Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:08  
  05:08  
  04:54 Johnson Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  04:54 Johnson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:28 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Bradley (3 BLK) 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:25  
Garnett Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  04:20  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:20  
  04:20 Smith Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  04:04 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pietrus (2 ST) 
Pierce Running Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST)  03:59
[BOS 76-72]
 
  03:37 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  03:36  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  03:30
[BOS 79-72]
 
  03:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:29 Williams Substitution replaced by Green 
  03:11 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (3 ST) 
Pierce Turnover : Double Dribble (8 TO)  03:11  
  02:52
[ATL 74-79]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  02:52  
  02:52
[ATL 75-79]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS)  02:34
[BOS 81-75]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:19  
  02:19
[ATL 76-81]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:19
[ATL 77-81]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Team Rebound 
Pietrus Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[ATL 78-81]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:27 Teague Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:27
[BOS 82-78]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:27
[BOS 83-78]
 
  01:16 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  01:15  
  01:15 Green Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS)  01:15
[BOS 84-78]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  01:15
[BOS 85-78]
 
  01:15 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:11 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:09  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:49.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:43.9 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:41.9  
  00:41.4 Johnson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:41.4
[BOS 86-78]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:41.4
[BOS 87-78]
 
  00:41.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:33.9 Teague Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:29.9 Hinrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:24.3
[ATL 80-87]
Green Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
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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spg
BOS
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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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