Celts Score Just 15 In The 4th And Lose At Atlanta

Crawford, Hawks surge past Celtics, 88-83

By CHARLES ODUM
AP SportsWriter
      ATLANTA (AP) – Al Horford capped his 35th double-double with a
key tip-in with 7.9 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks surged
in the fourth quarter to beat the travel-weary Boston Celtics 88-83
on Friday night.
      The Hawks' lead was only three points when Horford tipped in a
miss by Joe Johnson.
      Jamal Crawford had 20 points and Johnson had 19 despite making
only 4 of 20 shots from the field. Horford had 16 points and 15
rebounds.
      The Celtics arrived in Atlanta at 4 a.m. on Friday following
Thursday night's 107-97 win at San Antonio. Boston's players
appeared to tire late in the game after taking a 60-48 lead in the
third quarter.
      Paul Pierce led Boston with 25 points. Rajon Rondo had 13 points
and 10 rebounds. Kevin Garnett had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
      
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