Rajon Rondo finished with 22 points and notched 11 assists, his fifth double-double of the season, to lead the Boston Celtics to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 115-104. The Celtics shot 43-90 (47.8%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 14 rebounds. This snaps a five-game losing streak for Boston (20-39).
Rondo went 8-14 from the field (1-4 on 3-point attempts) in a solid outing. Other top performers for Boston were Jeff Green with 17 points and 8 rebounds, Brandon Bass with 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Gerald Wallace with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jeff Teague had another quality performance for Atlanta despite the loss, putting up 26 points on 10-18 shooting from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Elton Brand contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds.
This drops Atlanta (26-31) to 1-2 against Boston on the year.
Coming up next, the Celtics take on the Indiana Pacers, who are 43-13 on the year. The Hawks meet the Phoenix Suns, currently 33-23 this season. The Celtics lost to Indiana the last two times they've played.