Final: Celtics 114, Hawks 96 — C’s snap three-game losing streak

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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. Six different Celtics scored in double figures on the way to a blowout 114-96 win over the Hawks, which snapped a three-game losing streak for Boston.

The first quarter was essentially a snapshot of what Celtics fans envisioned the offense looking like before the season.