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Hawks complete season sweep of Celtics

Hawks complete season sweep of Celtics

Joe Johnson scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to guide the Atlanta Hawks to a 100-91 win over Boston on Friday, completing their first season sweep of the Celtics in 11 years.
Johnson finished with 27 points while Jamal Crawford had 28 as the Hawks recovered after Boston cut a 14-point deficit to one in the third quarter.
The Hawks completed the four-game sweep of the regular-season series to move half a game ahead of Boston for second place in the Eastern Conference.
Paul Pierce led Boston with a season-high 35 points, but only two Celtics reached double figures.
Thunder 101, Nuggets 84
In Oklahoma City, Denver's nine-game winning streak came to a sudden end, held to its lowest score of the season by Oklahoma City.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Jeff Green added 15 for the Thunder.
Chauncey Billups scored 19 points for the Nuggets, who were without NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony for the third straight game due to injury.
Cavaliers 94, Pacers 73
In Indianapolis, Cleveland notched a seventh straight win by routing Indiana, and maintained its hold on the NBA's best record.
LeBron James delivered a season-high 13 assists. He also had 22 points and nine rebounds _ the third time in five games he's missed a triple double by a single rebound. Shaquille O'Neal also had 22 points for his season high.
Danny Granger led the Pacers with just 13 points, but he shot 6 for 23 from the field.
Lakers 99, 76ers 91
In Philadelphia, Kobe Bryant scored all but two of his 24 points in the second half as Los Angeles won its third straight, defeating Philadelphia.
Pau Gasol had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers.
Allen Iverson scored a season-high 23 points for the Sixers.
Heat 92, Pistons 65
In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Dwayne Wade scored 22 points to lead Miami over punchless Detroit.
Udonis Haslem added 16 for Miami.
Charlie Villanueva led the Pistons with only 15 points.
Timberwolves 111, Clippers 97
In Minneapolis, Minnesota led by as much as 23 points en route to an easy win over Los Angeles.
Al Jefferson scored 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Timberwolves made hay against a similarly underperforming outfit, and notched only their tenth win of the season.
Two nights after losing to New Jersey _ the worst team in the East _ the Clippers lost to the team with the Western Conference's worst record. Baron Davis scored 23 of his 28 points in the third quarter for Los Angeles.
Wizards 81, Nets 79
In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Earl Boykins hit a jump shot with less than a second to play to give Washington a tight win over New Jersey.
It was the Wizards' first win since guards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were suspended over a guns-in-the-locker room controversy.
Boykins finished with 15 points and Andray Blatche added 14 for the Wizards.
Courtney Lee had 19 points for the Nets.


Updated : 2021-03-06 17:32 GMT+08:00