Hawks beat Celtics 105-91 for 10th straight
BOSTON (AP) -- DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 22 points to help the Atlanta Hawks win their 10th straight game, 105-91 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Paul Millsap added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta, 31-8 overall and 15-5 on the road. The Hawks have their first double-digit winning streak since winning 11 in a row early in the 1997-98 season. They also have won 10 straight on the road, the longest streak in club history.
Teague, Millsap and Carroll were well-rested after getting a night off Tuesday, when Al Horford led the Hawks past Philadelphia with his first career triple-double. On Wednesday, it was Horford and veteran outside shooter Kyle Korver resting up as their teammates easily took care of the Celtics.
Avery Bradley had 17 points and Jared Sullinger finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for Boston.
Atlanta shot 63 percent in the second quarter, going 12 for 19 from the floor after being evenly matched by the Celtics through the first quarter. A 24-24 tie quickly turned into a 10-point lead for the Hawks, who answered every time the Celtics strung together a few points.
Boston pulled to 52-45 with 35 seconds left in the period, but the Hawks had one more surge before halftime. Teague hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds to go and Millsap swiped the ball from Evan Turner and took it in for a layup just before the buzzer to give Atlanta a 57-45 lead.
Boston opened the fourth quarter with six straight points to pull to 89-80, but the Hawks put a quick end to the threat and cruised to another win.
Hawks: Millsap had his ninth double-double of the season. ... Atlanta continued to win through a stretch of four games in five nights. ...
Celtics: Boston's latest acquisition joined two others picked up during the Celtics' trading frenzy on the inactive list. Nate Robinson, traded back to Boston in a deal with Denver on Tuesday, and Tayshaun Prince and Austin Rivers were inactive as the Celtics continued reworking the roster for the future. ... Kelly Olynyk had 12 points and eight rebounds and Marcus Thornton scored 10 points.
Hawks: Visit Toronto on Friday night.
Celtics: Host Chicago on Friday night.