The Celtics were clicking on cylinders tonight, beating the Hawks 101-79 to take a 3-1 lead in the series.
Rajon Rondo led the way for Boston with 20 points and 16 assists, and Paul Pierce was the Celtics’ leading scorer with 24 points in just 18 minutes.
Pierce gave his teammates and the fans a scare in the second quarter when he went down holding his knee. He returned for the second half, but was luckily able to sit for most the of the third and fourth quarter thanks to his team’s big lead.
Atlanta got Al Horford and Josh Smith back from injury, but Boston came out blazing offensively and was dominant defensively.
This offensive outpouring from the Celtics was a long-time coming. The team waited for weeks to get Allen back in the lineup, and his ankle felt well enough to play his second game in a row.