Celtics Vs. Hawks Final Score: Celtics Are Defeated As Hawks Win 97-92

The Boston Celtics managed to pull within one point at two occasions in the fourth quarter, but both times the Atlanta Hawks were able to recover both times and the Celtics never managed to claim the lead. They trailed by four entering the final minute, and would end the night down by five.

The Knicks shot under 50% on the evening, with the Hawks not much better at just over 51%. That was enough, though, as Joe Johnson worked to keep his team in control the whole way, scoring 30 points in 30:41. Bradley Avery had a strong night in spite of the loss, totaling 28 points in just under 37 minutes played. Atlanta improves to 38-25 and has a three game win streak, while the Celtics drop to 37-27. If these two teams meet in the playoffs it's likely to be a different game, as Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo all sat the game out.

All your Celtics news and discussion can be found at Celtics Blog, while Peach Tree Hoops can fill your Atlanta Hawks needs. And don't miss SB Nation on YouTube:

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.