Brandon Bass scored 17 and the Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 94-87. Boston (5-10) entered the game on a 6 losing streak. It's a streak that began with an 89-83 loss to Charlotte on November 13th.
Bass finished 5-11 and converted 7-7 from the free throw line. Boston also got solid performances from Jeff Green with 16 points and 5 rebounds, Jared Sullinger with 15 points and 9 rebounds, and Avery Bradley with 12 points and 5 rebounds. On 9-19 shooting, Al Horford scored 18 points for Atlanta in the loss. He also registered 7 rebounds. Jeff Teague chipped in 13 points and 10 assists and Paul Millsap finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds.
In addition to 25.0% from 3-point range, the Hawks tallied an eFG% of just 41.4%. They are 0-1 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Celtics, conversely, are 2-1 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
Coming up next, the Celtics square off against the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 7-7 on the year. The Hawks meet the Orlando Magic, currently 4-9 this season. The Celtics have a 0-1 record against Charlotte this season. The Hawks are 1-0 versus Orlando this season.