Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Celtics 114, Hawks 96 – 5 takeaways from a rare easy win

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Five observations from the C's snapping a three-game losing streak against the Hawks to improve to 10-9 on the season. 

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1. The Celtics came out with a sense of urgency we haven’t seen in weeks: Effort was going to be more important than ever with Al Horford (sore knee) sidelined on Friday night and with the prospect of losing two straight games against the bottom tier of the Eastern Conference staring them in the face, the C’s answered the bell early. The first quarter was essentially a snapshot of what Celtics fans envisioned the offense looking like before the season.