The Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks 134-125 on Saturday night at State Farm Arena. Here are some key takeaways from this game, as it was the start of a six-game road trip for Boston.
- The Celtics finished the night shooting 54.7 percent from the field, 47.6 percent from deep, and 83.3 percent from the free throw line.
- Only four mid-range shots were taken, going 1-for-3 on the night.
- Every player who attempted at least one 3-Pointer, made one.
- The Celtics had five offensive rebounds to the Hawks’ 13.
- The distribution was even, as the Celtics saw a season-high 35 assists:
- Jaylen Brown, Derrick White: 7
- Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart: 6
- Malcolm Brogdon, 5
- Al Horford, 3
- Tatum had a game-high 15 rebounds (all defensive)
- Brogdon had 18 points off the bench.
- Hauser had 12 points on 4-of-5 from deep.
- Eight total turnovers, only 4 by the starters.
- The Celtics only attempted 12 free throws from three players:
- Jayson Tatum, 6
- Jaylen Brown, 4
- Derrick White, 2
- Grant Williams didn’t play, receiving his second DNPCD of the season.
- Mike Muscala has seen his minutes decrease over the last three games:
- 3/6 vs CLE, 35 minutes (started)
- 3 /8 vs POR, 3 minutes
- 3/11 vs ATL, DNPCD
- Al Horford sealed the game with a block, leading to a Brogdon dunk on the other end.
- The Celtics had six double digit scorers.
- Marcus Smart got into a scuffle with Trae Young, leading to him being ejected.
“Wild finish, but it was a great way to start out the road trip.” – Jayson Tatum
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