Friday night's match-up between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks at the TD Garden was a bit frustrating to watch for Celtics fans, as Boston ended up in the loss column for the third game in a row. Neither team scored in the opening 2 and a half minutes of the game, and the C's constantly turned the ball over, with 21 on the night.
Despite leading by two points at the end of the 3rd quarter, Boston let the Hawks abuse them in the paint in the 4th, outscoring them 22-4.
Jae Crowder was a bright spot for the Celtics, scoring a career high 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds. However, Crowder uncharacteristically had 0 steals.
Isaiah Thomas was Boston's leading scorer with 29 points, including making 14 out of 15 free throw attempts, as well as converting a 4-point play at the beginning of the 4th quarter. R.J. Hunter also scored from deep, going 2-3 from beyond the 3 point arc.
Game highlights above (courtesy of Ximo Pierto 2 on YouTube), box score below.
|Boston Celtics (14-13)|
|T. Rozier||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Young||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|T. Zeller||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|44.2%||43.5%||74.2%||team rebs: 10||total to: 22|