The Atlanta Hawks extend their winning streak to a season-best 10 straight games with a 105-91 win over the Boston Celtics. Atlanta earns the win despite resting a pair of starters in Kyle Korver and Al Horford and moved to 2-0 on their current four-game road trip.
Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic got the start in place of Korver and Horford and the Hawks got off to a bit of a slow start before finding a rhythm late in the second quarter. The first quarter ended in a 24-24 tie but Atlanta went to work in the second. The Hawks engineered a 12-0 run to take a 46-34 lead late in the half. The Celtics would close right before halftime but a three-pointer from Jeff Teague and a steal and layup by Paul Millsap to end the half put Atlanta up 57-45 at the break.
The second half was more of the same as Atlanta had an answer every time the Celtics threatened to cut into the lead. A pair of Teague free throws put the Hawks up 80-62 late in the third and Atlanta was able to coast down the stretch for another win.
Teague and DeMarre Carroll returned to the lineup and finished with a game-high 22 points. Paul Millsap logged a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Mike Scott chipped in 11 points off the bench. Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 17 points while Jared Sullenger finished with 14.
Atlanta converted on 49 percent of their field goal attempts and almost doubled up the Celtics in free throw attempts. The Hawks converted on 23-27 at the charity stripe while the Celtics finished 12-14. Teague and Millsap combined to go a perfect 13-13.
Atlanta's road trip continues on Friday as they begin a big back-to-back set with a matchup against the Toronto Raptors.