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                    === Celtics rally late to edge Hawks ===
 Atlanta,  GA  ( - Brandon  Bass scored a team-high 17 points
 and  Jordan Crawford  scored 10 of his  12 points in the fourth quarter as the
 Boston  Celtics  snapped a  six-game losing  streak with a  94-87 win over the
 Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
 Atlanta  led by as  many as 12 points in the fourth and a Mike Scott 3-pointer
 gave  the Hawks an  81-70 lead with 9:30 left to play. Boston countered with a
 10-0  run to pull  within one and took its first lead since midway through the
 third after a pair of Bass free throws with 3:31 remaining.
 Each  team then  traded a  pair of  foul shots  and Crawford  hit back-to-back
 shots,  including  a free  throw, to give  the Celtics a  91-85 lead with 46.3
 seconds left and seal it for the visitors.
 "We  rallied, made  big plays," said Boston head coach Brad Stevens. "Our guys
 did a pretty good job of making big plays for themselves."
 Crawford  added 10  assists in the triumph for his second double-double of the
 season. Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger netted 16 and 15 points, respectively.
 Al  Horford dropped  18 points with seven rebounds in the losing effort, while
 Jeff Teague recorded a double-double, scoring 13 points with 10 assists.
 Boston  outscored  Atlanta 30-13 in the  fourth quarter, limiting the Hawks to
 21.7 percent from the field (5-of-23). Atlanta managed just two field goals in
 the frame since the Scott trey.
 "You  have  to  give  them  some  credit  for  their  defense.  I  thought  we
 missed a lot of shots we had been making," Korver said.
 In  the third  quarter, it was Boston which was cold throughout, shooting just
 4-of-15 from the field with six turnovers.
 Kyle Korver made a running jumper with 6:33 left in the third which ignited an
 11-1 run to give the Hawks a 68-60 lead.
 The  run  came at a time  when Boston hadn't made  a bucket in a 4:28 stretch.
 Gerald  Wallace ended the  drought with a layup to cut the deficit to six, but
 Atlanta scored four straight and led 74-64 after three.
 Atlanta  didn't take its  first lead until early in the second quarter after a
 Shelvin  Mack 3-pointer. The  teams were tied five times in the stanza and the
 Hawks led 53-49 at the break.
 Korver  made his first 3-point attempt with 10:13 left in the first to extend
 his  streak  of consecutive games  with a triple to  87 games, two behind Dana
 Barros for the most in NBA history.
 Boston  led  for the entire  first quarter and  carried a slim one-point lead,
 25-24, into the second frame.
                                   Game Notes
 This  was  the first  of four meetings  between the two  teams this season ...
 Boston  now  has a  three-game winning  streak over Atlanta  ... The last time
 Boston  lost seven consecutive games was April, 2007 ... Atlanta hosts Orlando
 on Tuesday ... Boston travels to Charlotte on Monday.
 11/23 23:06:55 ET

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