Korver scores 27, Hawks beat Celtics in 2OTPosted by Inside Hoops
Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.
Jeff Teague had 23 points for Atlanta before fouling out in the first overtime. Al Horford had 24 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Smith, who opened the second overtime with a three-point play, had 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds but fouled out in the second overtime as the Celtics were left with their longest losing streak in six years. Rajon Rondo had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his fifth triple-double of the season.
Korver had all of his career-high eight 3-pointers in the second half, setting a franchise record, and five in the fourth quarter…
Paul Pierce, who had 12 points, missed a jumper at the end of the first overtime.
The Hawks outscored the Celtics 16-4 in the second overtime.
Jeff Green had 17 points for Boston. Courtney Lee had 16 points and Avery Bradley had 14.
Boston appeared headed for a rout when it led 48-21 in the second quarter. Atlanta trailed 57-38 at halftime following a modest recovery.
Hawks C Zaza Pachulia returned after missing one game with a sore right Achilles.
– Reported by Charles Odum of the Associated Press