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Notebook: Hawks 87, Celtics 86


Posted Wednesday May 9, 2012 12:37AM

By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: As the third quarter ticked away Tuesday in Atlanta, there was -- at least for the Hawks and their fans -- a hauntingly familiar feeling as the Celtics went white hot and the home team went cold. Boston scored the last 10 points of the period to pull within two, yet the Hawks fashioned a very different ending in the fourth quarter.

Al Horford -- who didn't play in Games 1, 2 or 3 -- finished a stout performance by making a heavily-contested six-foot hook shot over Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass for an 87-83 lead with 1:34 left. The Hawks then survived a Paul Pierce 3-pointer and an amazing steal by Rajon Rondo with just under 10 seconds left for an 87-86 win.

That won't make up for the Hawks' 87-80 Game 2 loss at home in which Atlanta lost a 12-point third quarter lead in a game for which Rondo was suspended, but Atlanta staved off elimination and will play Game 6 in Boston on Thursday.

Horford, who played in Sunday's Game 4 in Boston for the first time since tearing a pectoral muscle in early January, started and while he made his presence felt in the first half with six rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal, he scored just two points.

He poured in 17 in the second half, though, and despite Atlanta coach Larry Drew saying before the game that he anticipated limiting Horford's playing time, the All-Star center played 41 minutes and was the game's high scorer and second-leading rebounder with 11. He also had three assists, three steals and three blocked shots.

The teams were tied at 40 at halftime, and the Hawks took off in the third quarter as Horford scored 11 points in the period. His free throw with 2:54 left gave Atlanta a 66-54 lead, but Atlanta did not get off a single shot attempt in the final 2:53 as the Hawks had a shot clock violation and three more turnovers off bad passes while the Celtics drew within 66-64 by the end of the quarter.

There were two ties and three lead changes in the fourth quarter.

Atlanta went ahead for good when Jeff Teague drove into traffic and made a short pass to Horford for a dunk with 2:20 left. That made it 85-83, and Josh Smith soon grabbed the last of his 16 rebounds moments later when Garnett missed.

Horford's hook shot followed with less than one second on the shot clock as he scored eight of Atlanta's final 14 points.

Pierce missed a layup, but added a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left to close within 87-86. After Teague missed a 3-pointer, Rondo rebounded long, and passed ahead to Pierce who missed a 20-footer fairly early in the shot clock. The Hawks rebounded, and Boston stopped the clock with 10.9 seconds left by fouling.

Atlanta took two timeouts in trying to inbound in front of the Boston bench, and still Rondo somehow managed to reach down and grab Smith's attempted bounce pass to Joe Johnson when the Hawks finally did trigger a play.

With just under 10 seconds left in the game, Rondo broke down the left sideline.

Horford, of all people, harassed the quick point guard as he dribbled in front of the Atlanta bench, and when Rondo turned back to try to pass to Garnett, Smith tipped the ball away and time expired before the ball rolled out of bounds.

Every Atlanta starter had at least 13 points. Teague had 16, Williams and Johnson 15, and Smith 13. Pierce and Garnett led Boston with 16 points each, Allen had 15 off the bench, and Bass scored 14.

QUOTABLE: "I was tired a little bit, but right now I feel fine. Maybe it's the adrenaline . . . and (Wednesday) it will be a different story. You're fighting for your life out there. I wanted to bring energy to the team tonight. Our backs are against the wall. [On the last play] the whole thing was to make [Rondo] pass the ball; I crowded him [toward the sideline] as much as I could, and Josh made a great play to get the deflection."
-- Horford

QUOTABLE II: "I tried to make a play, but got caught on the [sideline]. Give Al credit . . . Al makes a big difference. He can guard anybody on the court."
-- Rondo

QUOTABLE III: "My heart was racing 100 miles an hour on the last sequence. . . . We didn't make a smart play inbounding the ball, but I'm glad Josh had the presence of mind to on the last play to step up on Rondo when he came flying up the court (right after the steal). We were forced into a switch, and Al took the ball. Rondo tried to turn the corner, but Al force him back and then Josh deflected the (pass)."
-- Hawks coach Larry Drew

TURNING POINT: Given how miserable the Hawks were in losing Game 4 101-79 and knowing they were down 3-1 in the series, they might have been expected to pack it in upon falling behind 28-18 in the middle of the second quarter as they were miserable offensively. At one point, guard Kirk Hinrich was 3-for-4 off the bench but the rest of the Hawks were a combined 5-for-24.

Atlanta kept chipping away, though, and closed the period 22-12 and made 3-point shots on their final four possessions of the half. Two were made by Marvin Williams when he was left alone on the weakside, and then Joe Johnson and Teague made long balls. Rondo close the half with a buzzer-beating trey of his own to knot the score at 40-all.

Williams had 15 points in a starting role after scoring 16 total in the first four games of the series.

QUOTABLE IV: "Al Horford was terrific tonight. Both he and Williams made a big difference. ... I wish we had gone down the middle of the floor [on the last play] instead of the sideline, especially with a big on you. ... and I was hoping that (Rondo) would attack the basket, but he lost control of the ball and that blew up any chance that we had."
-- Celtics coach Doc Rivers

HOT: Horford made 7-of-10 shots in the second half, when the Hawks as a team made 19-of-31 (61.3 percent). ... Rondo had 10 of his 12 assists in the second half. . . . Allen has made 21-of-31 shots in three games after missing the first two games of the series (and more than two weeks before that) with bone spurs in his ankles. He made 5-of-10 Tuesday for 15 points, or six more than the entire Atlanta bench.

NOT: The Hawks made just 6-of-21 shots (28.6 percent) in the first quarter, when Josh Smith missed all seven of his tries. He missed two dunks Tuesday. He made 6-of-9 the rest of the way. ... Pierce made just 1-of-7 shots in the second and third quarters.

GOOD MOVE: Drew's decision to move Johnson to shooting guard in favor of Hinrich, and move Williams to small forward ultimately paid off with a win. It also meant that Boston shooting guard Avery Bradley played just 18:04 as a starter. At 6-feet-2, he's about four inches shorter than Johnson so the 6-5 Allen (29:56) and 6-6 Mickael Pietrus (14:31) chewed up more minutes (although Pietrus didn't spend a lot of time on Johnson.)

NOTABLE: Drew said that he anticipates every Atlanta player other than backup center Zaza Pachulia (sprained left foot) to be available for Game 6. ... Center Jason Collins started the first four games of the series for Atlanta, but played just 10 seconds Tuesday. In fact, Erick Dampier played 7:54 in the post for the Hawks, and had two points and two rebounds.

UP NEXT: Thursday @ Celtics, Saturday @ Hawks if necessary.

BOS
ATL
   
    • 44.2%

    • 46.6%

    • 42.9%

    • 43.8%

    • 80.0%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSATL
Total Rebounds3341
Offensive Rebounds913
Turnovers1418
Fast Break Pts:1215
Biggest Lead:1012
Points in the Paint:3834
BOSATL
p2 players   16Horford   19
rb2 players   7Smith   16
aRondo   12Smith   6
sRondo   5Horford   3
b3 players   1Horford   3
 
  • 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. PierceF35:567-172-40-0-1315642330216
B. BassF32:014-100-06-6-2225711110014
K. GarnettC-F38:207-120-02-2+1716701010016
A. BradleyG18:041-20-00-000001112012
R. RondoG43:586-171-20-0-5145120550113
G. Stiemsma 04:100-00-00-0-21120101100
R. Allen 29:565-102-43-5-102242100115
M. Pietrus 14:311-40-30-0+110000100002
R. Hollins 19:022-40-01-2+63141401115
K. Dooling 04:021-11-10-0+40000000103
M. DanielsDNP - Coach's Decision
E. MooreDNP - Coach's Decision
S. PavlovicDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24034-776-1412-15 92433231311143686
 44.2%42.9%80.0% team rebs: 8total to: 15
Atlanta Hawks (4-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Ma. WilliamsF35:295-93-62-2+1413412120015
J. SmithF46:236-160-11-204121664041213
A. HorfordC-F41:008-150-03-4+10471135343019
J. JohnsonG45:296-171-52-2+212342240015
J. TeagueG42:465-112-34-4+511251032016
T. McGrady 07:090-00-00-0+10001000000
E. Dampier 07:541-10-00-0-51120201002
K. Hinrich 06:583-41-10-0-51120100017
W. Green 06:320-00-00-0-110110200000
J. Collins 00:100-00-00-0-30000000000
I. Johnson 00:100-00-00-0-30000000000
J. PargoDNP - Coach's Decision
V. RadmanovicDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24034-737-1612-14 13284120196186387
 46.6%43.8%85.7% team rebs: 5total to: 19

inactive

  • Celtics: Johnson, Williams
  • Hawks: Pachulia, Stackhouse

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Hawks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #36 David Jones, #49 Tom Washington
  • Attendance: 19319
  • Duration: 2:27
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Garnett (Rondo gains possession)
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  11:39  
  11:35 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
  11:35 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:14
[BOS 2-0]
 
  10:52 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34
[ATL 3-2]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:01 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  09:49
[BOS 5-3]
 
  09:24 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:23  
  09:18 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:18
[BOS 6-3]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:18
[BOS 7-3]
 
  09:05 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:45 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  08:39
[BOS 9-3]
 
  08:26 Horford Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Bass Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:12
[BOS 11-3]
 
  08:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:46 Teague Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:44 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:44
[ATL 5-11]
Horford Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK)  07:24  
  07:22 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:13 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:12 Williams Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:08 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Garnett Hook Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:39
[ATL 7-11]
Teague Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:16 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:02 Horford Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  06:02  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:48  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:39
[BOS 13-7]
 
  05:23 Johnson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:22  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Horford (1 ST)  05:09  
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:58  
  04:58
[ATL 8-13]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Allen  04:58  
  04:58
[ATL 9-13]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (2 BLK)  04:44  
  04:43 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:38 Teague Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  04:33
[BOS 15-9]
 
  04:20 Williams Substitution replaced by McGrady 
  04:06 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Bass Violation:Kicked Ball  03:42  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  03:42  
  03:42 Horford Substitution replaced by Dampier 
  03:34 Teague Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:27
[ATL 11-15]
Dampier Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:03 Teague Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:01  
Stiemsma Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Teague Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  02:34
[ATL 13-15]
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:13 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:00 Smith Dunk Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:56 Smith Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:54  
  01:52 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:52  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Hollins  01:52  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:39
[BOS 17-13]
 
  01:17 Dampier Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:17 Dampier Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Dooling  01:17  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:53.3  
  00:53.3 Johnson Substitution replaced by Green 
Hollins Tip Shot: Missed  00:53.3  
  00:53.3 Team Rebound 
  00:53.3 Jump Ball Dampier vs Garnett (Hinrich gains possession) 
  00:45.4
[ATL 15-17]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  00:29.4
[BOS 19-15]
 
  00:07.9 Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:05.7  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  00:00.0
[BOS 21-15]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dooling Violation:Kicked Ball  11:50  
  11:50 Team Timeout : Short 
  11:41
[ATL 18-21]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McGrady (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
Team Rebound  11:23  
  11:23 Dampier Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  11:16 Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  11:16
[BOS 22-18]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  11:16  
Team Rebound  11:16  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pierce  11:16  
Allen Free Throw 3 of 3 (4 PTS)  11:16
[BOS 23-18]
 
  11:00 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:59  
  10:56 Horford Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  10:56 Green Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  10:56 Dampier Substitution replaced by Smith 
Hollins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:48  
  10:35 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (3 ST) 
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:26  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:25  
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  10:14
[BOS 26-18]
 
  09:54 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:53  
  09:49 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:34 Team Rebound 
  09:34 McGrady Substitution replaced by Teague 
  09:19 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dooling (1 BLK) 
  09:17 Hinrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Dooling Substitution replaced by Rondo  09:15  
  09:11 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:11  
Allen Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:53
[BOS 28-18]
 
  08:32 Horford Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:31  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:06
[ATL 20-28]
Hinrich Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
  07:50 Hinrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:50  
  07:50 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Williams 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Bass  07:50  
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:50  
Team Rebound  07:50  
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:50
[BOS 29-20]
 
  07:36 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:35  
Bass Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:08
[ATL 22-29]
Johnson Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bass Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:44  
Allen Substitution replaced by Bradley  06:44  
  06:27
[ATL 24-29]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:03  
Bass Tip Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:55 Johnson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:53  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:37 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:30 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Horford Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:24 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:23  
  05:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:17  
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Teague (1 BLK)  05:00  
Team Rebound  04:58  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:58  
  04:40 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:23 Horford Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:17 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:14
[ATL 26-29]
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  03:57
[BOS 31-26]
 
  03:38 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:37  
Bradley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  03:32  
Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:14  
  03:14
[ATL 27-31]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Garnett  03:14  
  03:14
[ATL 28-31]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  02:57
[BOS 33-28]
 
  02:31 Horford Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:29  
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  02:25  
  02:25 Johnson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:25  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Allen  02:25  
Bass Layup Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:14 Horford Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:03
[ATL 31-33]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:48  
  01:47 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:47
[BOS 34-31]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:47
[BOS 35-31]
 
Pierce Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:40  
  01:27
[ATL 34-35]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
Bass Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  01:05
[BOS 37-34]
 
  00:45.3
[ATL 37-37]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Horford (3 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:33.3  
  00:33.3 Johnson Substitution replaced by Green 
  00:33.3 Smith Substitution replaced by McGrady 
  00:10.1
[ATL 40-37]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.1  
  00:10.1 Horford Substitution replaced by Collins 
  00:10.1 McGrady Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:00.0
[BOS 40-40]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:34 Teague Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:28 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:27  
Garnett Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:15  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:15  
Pierce Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:57  
  10:45
[ATL 42-40]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Horford Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:18 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:17 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:14 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:12  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Horford (2 ST)  10:02  
  09:58
[ATL 44-40]
Teague Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Garnett Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  09:47
[BOS 42-44]
 
  09:24
[ATL 46-42]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
  09:05 Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:55  
  08:55
[ATL 47-42]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:55
[ATL 48-42]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:39 Teague Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:39
[BOS 43-48]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:39
[BOS 44-48]
 
  08:24
[ATL 50-44]
Smith Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  08:10
[BOS 46-50]
 
  07:52
[ATL 52-46]
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  07:35  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:34  
Pierce Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:34
[BOS 48-52]
 
  07:21
[ATL 54-48]
Horford Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  07:03
[BOS 50-54]
 
  06:49 Horford Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:47 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  06:47
[ATL 56-50]
Smith Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Teague (2 BLK)  06:23  
  06:21 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  06:17 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Bradley Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  06:11
[BOS 52-56]
 
  05:47 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:45  
  05:28 Horford Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Allen  05:28  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:28  
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:28
[BOS 53-56]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:28
[BOS 54-56]
 
  05:11
[ATL 58-54]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  04:48  
  04:32
[ATL 61-54]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Teague (3 AST) 
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:14 Horford Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Hollins Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:11  
  04:11
[ATL 62-54]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:11
[ATL 63-54]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Hollins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (3 BLK)  03:51  
  03:49 Horford Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Allen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:48  
Hollins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:40  
  03:40
[ATL 64-54]
Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:40
[ATL 65-54]
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Pierce Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:19  
  02:56 Horford Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:54 Horford Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Hollins Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:54  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  02:54  
  02:54 Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:54 Team Rebound 
  02:54
[ATL 66-54]
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Hollins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  02:42
[BOS 56-66]
 
  02:21 Teague Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:05 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  01:43 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:43 Williams Substitution replaced by Green 
  01:25 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:17  
Rondo Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:16
[BOS 58-66]
 
  01:12 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:07
[BOS 60-66]
 
  00:50.3 Horford Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:50.3 Horford Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  00:50.3 Horford Substitution replaced by Dampier 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:27.9  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST)  00:25.8
[BOS 62-66]
 
  00:04.9 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Pietrus Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  00:00.3
[BOS 64-66]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (39-28) Atlanta Hawks (41-26)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Green Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:33 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  11:22 Smith Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  11:22 Smith Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:06 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:53
[ATL 68-64]
Teague Driving Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  10:37
[BOS 66-68]
 
  10:10 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:08  
Hollins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  10:02
[BOS 68-68]
 
Pietrus Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:42  
  09:42 Dampier Substitution replaced by Horford 
  09:42 Green Substitution replaced by Williams 
Garnett Violation:Kicked Ball  09:31  
  09:25 Teague Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:14
[BOS 70-68]
 
Hollins Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  08:53  
  08:53  
  08:53 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:53 Team Rebound 
  08:53
[ATL 69-70]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  08:33
[BOS 73-69]
 
  08:06
[ATL 71-73]
Smith Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Teague Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:39
[ATL 73-73]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Teague (4 AST) 
Rondo Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:16  
Hollins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:16  
  07:16 Horford Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:16  
Team Rebound  07:16  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:16  
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:16
[BOS 74-73]
 
  06:55
[ATL 75-74]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
Team Rebound  06:31  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Bass  06:31  
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  06:29  
  06:27 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  06:23
[ATL 77-74]
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:23  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Garnett  06:23  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:08 Horford Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  05:52
[ATL 79-74]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  05:33
[BOS 76-79]
 
  05:16
[ATL 81-76]
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Horford (3 ST)  04:51  
  04:47 Horford Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST) 
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:39  
  04:19
[ATL 83-76]
Johnson Driving Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:18  
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  04:01
[BOS 78-83]
 
  03:34 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:32  
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:16
[BOS 80-83]
 
  02:51 Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:49  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  02:41
[BOS 83-83]
 
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:20
[ATL 85-83]
Horford Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Teague (5 AST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  01:34
[ATL 87-83]
Horford Driving Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:34  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pietrus  01:34  
Pierce Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:12) 
  01:01 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:59.6  
  00:59.6 Horford Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:59.6  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  00:50.6
[BOS 86-87]
 
  00:30.9 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:29.8  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:18.6 Team Rebound 
Allen Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:10.9  
  00:10.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
Allen Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:10.9  
  00:10.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.9 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (5 ST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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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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apg
bpg
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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