Celtics rally late to edge Hawks
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - 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.
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.
11/23 22:19:36 ET