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Boston Celtics: Key takeaways from Game 68 vs Hawks

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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