Celtics

Final: Celtics 129, Hawks 120 — C’s hold off late charge from Hawks

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Kyrie Irving nearly finished with his second straight triple-double (30 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists) helping the Celtics recover after blowing a 25-point second half lead and hold on for 129-120 win at the Garden. Jaylen Brown (23 points) had another strong game off the Celtics bench while five players scored in double-figures for the hosts. Boston has now won five of their last six games overall heading into a showdown with the Nuggets on Monday night at the Garden.

First Half Notes