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NBA Game Summary - Atlanta at Boston



(Tuesday, December 31st)

Final Score: Atlanta 92, Boston 91

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Millsap did it all for the Hawks, tallying 34 points and 15 rebounds as Atlanta edged the Boston Celtics, 92-91, from TD Garden.

Millsap has stepped up his play since Al Horford went down for the season with a torn right pectoral. The former Jazz forward has averaged 28 points and 11.7 rebounds as the Hawks improved to 2-1 since the injury.

Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver added 16 and 14 points, respectively, while the latter hit a fourth quarter 3-pointer to extend his streak of consecutive games with a triple to 101. Both players had five assists.

The loss spoiled Kelly Olynyk's career-best 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting off Boston's bench. Kris Humphries finished with 18 points and 10 boards, also off the bench, as the Celtics reserves outscored their counterparts, 56-16.

After a back-and-forth opening 12 minutes, the Celtics scored the first 13 points of the second period before Mike Scott finally broke the seal for Atlanta with a baseline jumper.

Boston's lead reached 18 points midway through the period, but Cartier Martin knocked down a pair of treys as Atlanta closed the half on a 15-4 run to shrink the gap to 44-39 at halftime.

The Hawks carried their momentum into the third, scoring the first six points of the frame to pull in front. The visitors' lead was six on a Teague finger roll when Boston came charging back.

Olynyk's 3 ignited the Celtics' offense, as they rebuilt a 67-62 edge heading into the fourth.

Korver missed his first four outside shots but finally extended his streak with a four-point play with 6:10 remaining in the game.

Gerald Wallace followed the Korver highlight with a layup before Atlanta ran off 10 in a row to pull back in front.

Teague's free throws with 1:30 resulted in the final margin, as both teams came up empty the rest of the way. Jordan Crawford missed two shots in the final seconds for the Celtics, losers in four of five.

Game Notes

The win snapped Atlanta's three-game losing streak against the Celtics ... Atlanta shot just 5-of-29 from behind the arc, while Boston shot 5-of-20 ... The Celtics made 16-of-17 from the free throw line ... Boston outscored Atlanta 28-10 in transition ... The Celtics will play six of their next seven games away from home.

12/31 15:36:45 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
9th
PIT 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
9th
WAS 4
ANA 4
 
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
 
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
 
9th
TAM 4
MIN 4
 
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
 
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
 
8th
MIL 5
SDP 2
 
1st
LOS 0
PHI 0
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
4th
SAN 86
DAL 107
 
2nd
HOU 35
POR 30
 
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
3rd
DAL 4
ANA 2
 
1st Intermission
CHI 0
STL 0
 
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1