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Strong Bench Performance Can’t Save Celts in 92-91 Loss

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — Paul Millsap had season highs with 34 points and 15 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks rallied for a 92-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday afternoon.

Jeff Teague added 16 points for Atlanta, including a pair of free that put Atlanta up 92-91 with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter.

Boston two shots to win after Shelvin Mack missed a layup in the final minute, but could not convert. Jordan Crawford missed with about eight seconds remaining and Boston ended up with the rebound and called time out. Crawford tried again at the buzzer but his shot bounced off the backboard and the Hawks won a game they had trailed by as much as 18 in the first half.

Kyle Korver scored 14 for Atlanta and extended his NBA record streak of games with a 3-pointer to 101.

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 21 points and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Boston’s reserves scored 56 — more than half of the team’s total. None of Boston’s starters scored in double figures.


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