The Atlanta Hawks have defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of their first-round matchup, 87-86, and with this win, the Hawks avoid elimination until Thursday when Game 6 will take place.
While it was an ugly game at some points, that was to be expected from two teams who are used to competing against each other in such contests.
Boston and Atlanta both got ice-cold during the second quarter, and in the first half as a whole, as both teams shot below 40 percent with the Hawks bottoming out at 35 percent.
However, Atlanta would turn it on late in the second quarter and go on a 22-12 run, including shooting 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. That helped the Hawks go into halftime tied and optimistic against the Celtics. Boston finished both the first and second quarters with buzzer-beaters, one of which was a three from Rajon Rondo, while the first was closed out by a Kevin Garnett jump shot.
In the second half, Atlanta picked up where they left off in the first and kept their ball movement going, which greatly helped their offense.
Atlanta started out shooting at an impressive clip, but fell back into sta ...
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