BOSTON -- Paul Pierce recorded a triple-double, Jeff Green scored 27 points and Jason Terry had 24, carrying the Boston Celtics to a 118-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night at TD Garden.
The win moved the Celtics to within 1 1/2 games of the Hawks for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff seeding.
Pierce had 18 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds as the Celtics won their second straight after a five-game losing streak. It was the 10th career triple-double for Pierce, his third this season.
Terry was 7 for 10 from the floor, 5 for 7 from 3-point range
Shavlik Randolph, a 10-day tryout recently given a contract by the Celtics for at least the rest of the season, matched his career high with 13 rebounds, scored nine points and blocked two shots in 21 minutes and just missed his first NBA double-double.
Both teams were missing their big men, with Boston's Kevin Garnett out with a foot injury and Atlanta's Al Horford out with a stomach illness.
While the Celtics have been suffering with injuries for weeks, the Hawks were also missing guard Devin Harris (third straight game, foot) and guard John Jenkins suffered a mild concussion in the first half and didn't return.
The Celtics went 11 for 23 from 3-point range in the game, hitting six treys in the second quarter.
Mike Scott led the Hawks with a career-high 19 points off the bench. Josh Smith had 18 points, but he was just 7 for 23 from the floor, 0 for 6 in the second half after scoring 16 points in the first half. Jeff Teague had 17 points and seven assists.
The Celtics won the season series, 3-1.
The Hawks used an 8-0 run to take a six-point lead 3:12 into the second quarter, but the Celtics scored 32 points in the final 8:29 of the half to lead by 10 at the break, Boston's 66 points a season high for a half. It started with an 8-0 run over just 53 seconds, Terry starting it with back-to-back 3-pointers. He went 4 for 5 from behind the line in his 16-point half.
NOTES: Courtney Lee, who missed three games with an ankle sprain, returned and came off the Boston bench. ... Miami president Pat Riley was critical of Boston general manager Danny Ainge for being critical of LeBron James for complaining about getting roughed up on the court. Riley said Ainge should "shut the (expletive) up and manage his own team." Ainge replied with "He's right, I should manage my own team. I did complain as a player. And I'm right. LeBron should never complain." Celtics coach Doc Rivers, asked about the verbal battle, said, "I think it's cool. I think they should duke it out." But he added the executives won't affect the rivalry, "unless they are playing. ... Rivers on the Celtics ending their five-game losing streak with Jeff Green's buzzer-beater Wednesday night: "We were horrible for most of the game and we still won the game." ... The Hawks open a four-game homestand against Orlando Saturday night, while the Celtics get a quick rematch (of Tuesday night's loss) with the Knicks at Madison Square Garden Sunday night. ... Rajon Rondo, out for the year with knee surgery, made his first appearance on the Boston bench. ... Atlanta's Kyle Korver hit a first-quarter 3-pointer, his 66th straight game with at least one.