Walker Helps Celtics Bounce Back Against Hawks Friday

AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) – Kemba Walker scored a season-high 28 points and the Boston Celtics held off the Atlanta Hawks 121-109. Jayson Tatum added 25 points and eight rebounds. Jaylen Brown and Tristan Thompson each finished with 17 points to help Boston claim the second of back-to-back meetings between the teams. The Hawks won the first meeting on Wednesday. The Celtics have won two of their last three since equaling a season-worst stretch in which they dropped five out of seven. Trae Young led the Hawks with 31 points. Atlanta has lost five of its last six.

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