The Mulrenin-Couch Combo Celtics-Hawks Series Blog
With their 99-65 rout
of the eight-seed Atlanta Hawks on Sunday afternoon, the top-seeded Boston Celtics improved their franchise record in Game 7s to 18-5 all-time, and 15-3 at home. Paul Pierce
scored a game-high 22 points as the Celtics stayed in control most of the game; Boston led by 18 points at halftime, and by 36 at the end of three quarters.
Kevin Garnett added 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Kendrick Perkins finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Joe Johnson scored 16 points to lead his team, but was one of just two Hawks in double figures.
Though the Celtics were favored heavily coming into the series, the Hawks went undefeated at home to force an unforeseen seventh game. Unfortunately for Atlanta, Boston went undefeated at home, too.
Next up for the Celtics are the Cleveland Cavaliers, who beat the Washington Wizards in six games to advance to the second round.
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November 9, 2007
March 2, 2008
Celtics 98, Hawks 88
Paul Pierce scored 30 points, 17 in the third quarter, and Kevin Garnett had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Cs to the win.
April 12, 2008
Celtics 99, Hawks 89
Boston's backups outplayed Atlanta's starters in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics beat the Hawks 99-89.