Inside the box score: Hawks 114, Celtics 98


Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 114-98 victory over the Celtics Monday:

Key players

* Dennis Schroder scored a game-high 21 points, including eight in the first quarter, on 9 of 14 shooting.

* Dwight Howard had 17 points and 12 rebounds (six offensive) in 27 minutes before ejection.

* Paul Millsap had 17 points and 10 rebounds in a team-high 32 minutes.

Key stat

The Hawks held a 55-40 rebounding edge, including 13-9 on the offensive glass.

Noteworthy

* The Hawks held a 60-34 advantage in points in the paint.

* Taurean Prince played a career-high 30 minutes with eight points, 12 rebounds (five offensive), three assists, two steals and a block.

* Isaiah Thomas had is streak of consecutive games with at least 20 points snapped at 43.

* The Celtics got Avery Bradley back after he missed 22 of the past 23 games, including 18 straight, with a right Achilles injury. He played 15 minutes and had six points.

* Mike Dunleavy was inactive as he is dealing with an ankle injury. Ryan Kelly was active.

Quotable

“That’s Al. He was my veteran. That’s my guy even if he plays on a different team. He took care of me. I’m just the good guy in that situation.” – Dennis Schroder on playing peacemaker after incident between Dwight Howard and Al Horford

Next

The Hawks open a season-long six-game homestand with the Mavericks on Wednesday.



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