Inside the box score: Hawks 123, Celtics 116


Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 123-116 win over the Celtics Thursday:

Key players

* Paul Millsap still came off the bench but led the Hawks with 26 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals.

* Tim Hardaway Jr. is still in the starting lineup and had 23 points, five rebounds and five assists.

* Taurean Prince had career highs with 20 points and 41 minutes.

Key stat

There were a total of 59 personal fouls called in the game. Each team shot 34 free throws.

Noteworthy

* The Hawks scored 71 first-half points.

* Dwight Howard had his streak of consecutive double-digit rebounds snapped at 19 games and his streak of double-doubles snapped at 10 games.

* The Hawks outrebounded the Celtic 52-38.

* Kent Bazemore tied a season high with four steals.

* Al Horford finished with just four points on 1 of 8 shooting for the Celtics.

Quotable

“The first half was probably as good a first half as we’ve had.” – Mike Budenholzer

Next

The Hawks play the second of back-to-back games at the Cavaliers Friday. Millsap will not play.



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