Celtics vs. Hawks: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

January 13th, 2017 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Isaiah Thomas' fallaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left lifted the Boston Celtics to a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night form Philips Arena. 

Boston's triumph snapped the Hawks' seven-game winning streak, but it was dangerously close to being one of its most demoralizing losses of the season. The Celtics narrowly escaped blowing a 20-point third-quarter deficit after Atlanta came all the way back to tie the game with 25 seconds left. 

Thomas scored a game-high 28 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, as he continued to stake his claim as the league's best player in the fourth quarter. 

CSN New England showed his game-winner:

Friday marked the first time Celtics big man Al Horford returned to Atlanta as an opponent. He spent the first nine years of his career with the Hawks, garnering four All-Star appearances. 

In his return, he posted 10 points, six rebounds and six assists on the night, but he wasn't received too well by his former fans either, via CSN New England:

Even during the first half, every time he touched th ...

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