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Celtics Blow 27-Point Lead, Losing in 2 OT's

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Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

Korver has 27 as Hawks top Celtics 123-111 in 2 OT

By CHARLES ODUM=
AP Sports Writer=
       ATLANTA (AP) _ Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.


        Jeff Teague had 23 points for Atlanta before fouling out in the first overtime. Al Horford had 24 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Smith, who opened the second overtime with a three-point play, had 17 points and 14 rebounds.    

    Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds but fouled out in the second overtime as the Celtics were left with their longest losing streak in six years. Rajon Rondo had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his fifth triple-double of the season.


        Korver had five of his career-high eight 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

        AP-WF-01-26-13 0343GMT

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