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Hawks dispatch Celtics with balanced scoring effort

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The Hawks and Huerter came out firing out of the gate, Huerter recovering from hamstring tightness that forced him to miss the second half against the Magic to hit four threes in the first quarter as the Hawks scored 30 points. A number of occasions the Hawks’ lead fell below 10 and the Hawks pushed it back to double-digits and two respective threes from Delon Wright and Danilo Gallinari pushed the Hawks lead to 16 before entering the final quarter with a 14 point lead. The Celtics, again, brought it below 10 late in the fourth quarter but the Hawks were never really threatened – as was the case for the entire game, really – and held on to take an 11 point victory in the end.

Huerter described the Hawks’ ball movement as one of the keys to victory last night, as well as the Hawks’ defense.

All-in-all, a pretty straightforward win for the Hawks, who were never especially threatened against a Celtics side missing a very key component in Brown and paint protection in Robert Williams:

The Hawks played a good game, swung the ball to good effect and received multiple contributions from across the team, as well as their bench.

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