The Boston Celtics fell to 25-25 on the season with a disappointing loss to the Atlanta Hawks. It was an uphill battle for Boston through three quarters and they couldn’t complete the comeback in the fourth quarter.
In the first half, both the first and second quarters finished with an Atlanta run and put Boston in a hole. Jayson Tatum could never get going and was a big reason why the Celtics found themselves down 15 at the break.
Things took a turn for the better as the third quarter started. The Celtics started knocking down some shots and getting some much-needed stops. That 15-point deficit was brought all the way down to three heading into the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately for the Celtics, they succumbed to old habits and finished the game off in disastrous fashion as they were blown out in the quarter.
It’s a make-or-miss league and Boston shot an abysmal 35 percent for the entire game, to go along with 19.7 percent from beyond the arch. Tatum had 20 points with four dimes, while Jaylen Brown led in scoring with 26, grabbing 12 boards. Marcus Smart also had a solid 17 points.
The Celtics will return to action tomorrow night as they take on the Pelicans in New Orleans.