Field Goal %
- BOS 45.2
- 44.7 ATL
Three Point %
- BOS 36.8
- 33.3 ATL
- BOS 21
- 12 ATL
- BOS 55
- 57 ATL
- Atlanta, GA
- Line: ATL -5.0
0:00 - 2nd OT
End of Game
From Elias: * The Hawks overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to win at home last night, something the franchise had never done before.
After ripping off a season-high 6-game win streak the Celtics have now lost 6 straight, the most since Kevin Garnett joined the team in the 2007-08 season.Defense has been a problem as Boston is allowing 14 more points per game over the last 6, and Paul Pierce has disappeared, scoring 5 less points per game over the 6-game slide.
From Elias: Rajon Rondo's triple-double on Friday was his 3rd straight against the Hawks. Rondo is the first player to have a triple-double in 3 straight games vs one team since Jason Kidd did it against the Bobcats (1/4/08 to 2/8/08)
From Elias: The last time Boston lost after leading by at least 27 was Dec. 5, 2003, when they blew a 29-point lead in a loss to the Suns.
Rajon Rondo has 15 triple-doubles since start of last season (including playoffs). The next-most in NBA in that span is LeBron James with 3.
There's no rest for the Rockets' MVP candidate, as James Harden made two great plays late to help the Rockets edge past the Nuggets on Monday.
Monday's win over Washington puts Boston in prime position for the No. 2 seed, which could lead to a heated second-round matchup between the two teams.
SVP looks into the "poop sandwich" that is NBA stars sitting out of games on the biggest stage of the regular season and how its affect on TV ratings will send a message to the league about scheduling.