Boston 83, Atlanta 88

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 1, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #30 Tony Brown, #13 Monty McCutchen, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 21 31 16 15 83
Atlanta 23 21 18 26 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 52-23 29-8 23-15 L1
Atlanta 44-32 24-15 20-17 W4

Recap


Al Horford collected 16 points and 15 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 19 points and five boards as the Atlanta Hawks dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 88-83 victory over the visiting Boston Celtics on Friday.

Jamal Crawford chipped in 20 points off the bench and Zaza Pachulia recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks (44-32), who have won four straight to hang onto the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference.

Paul Pierce scored 25 points for the Celtics (52-23), who dropped into third place in the East, one-half game behind the Miami Heat (53-23) and three back of the first-place Chicago Bulls (55-20).

Boston held a 66-55 advantage after Ray Allen’s jumper with 2:05 in left in the third but managed only one field goal over the next five minutes. Atlanta bridged the third and fourth quarters with a 16-3 burst to go on top, 71-69, with 9:40 left.

Rajon Rondo made two quick baskets to give the Celtics the lead back, but the Hawks took off on an 11-2 spurt over the next five minutes to go on top for good.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Atlanta
Paul Pierce 25 Scoring Jamal Crawford 20
Kevin Garnett 5 Assists Jamal Crawford 4
Kevin Garnett 10 Rebounds Al Horford 15
Paul Pierce 8 Free Throws Made Joe Johnson 10
Delonte West 2 Steals Al Horford 1
Delonte West 2 Blocks Al Horford 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 83 44.6 6-12 11-20 22 38 5 5 6
Atlanta 88 36.7 4-16 26-30 14 52 1 2 10

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Hawks have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Celtics have a W/L % of .679 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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