April 19, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The NBA playoffs continued with the Boston Celtics easily defeating the Atlanta Hawks 119-106 at home. The score of the four quarters (the Celtics are behind): BK8 25-28, 24-33, 32-29, 25-29.

Celtics: Jayson Tatum 29 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, Jaylen Brown 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, Horford 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, White 26 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists, Smart 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, Brogdon 13 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists, Lowe 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Hawks: Trae Young 24 points and 6 assists, Hunter 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists, Collins 5 points and 6 rebounds, Capela 4 points and 7 rebounds, Murray 29 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Bogdanovic had 18 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists, and Okongwu had 8 points and 9 rebounds.

In this game, the Hawks scored 3 points in a row to suppress the Celtics score 8-3. 22Bet Tatum scored twice in singles, Trae Young responded with 3 points, and also assisted Capela for an empty dunk. Coupled with Hunter’s 5 points, the Hawks led the Celtics by 11 points 22-11. After Trae Young left the field, the Hawks missed 6 shots and made 4 turnovers. Trae Young returned after the timeout, but the team’s offense still did not improve, and no score was recorded in 4 minutes. Lowe scored three consecutive inside points, Smart made a long three-pointer, and the Celtics played a 14-0 attack wave to lead the score to 25-22. Bogdanovic’s three-pointer ended the Hawks’ scoring drought. Brogdon hit a super-long three-pointer at the buzzer, and the Celtics took a 28-25 lead in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Houser and Tatum scored 3 points simultaneously. Trae Young responded with 3 points and led the team to a 7-3 spurt, but White and Tatum immediately played 8-0. Facing the continuous double-teaming of the Celtics, Trae Young made 4 turnovers in only 12 minutes. Murray made 3 three-pointers successively, but Tatum’s singles mode still caused the Hawks to collapse. Tatum scored 4 consecutive runs in the last 2 minutes and 30 seconds, scored 9 points in a row, and scored 18 points in two quarters. At halftime, the Celtics led the Hawks by 12 points 61-49.

In the third quarter, the fiery Tatum hit two three-pointers at the start, and Brown also broke through dunks. After Trae Young scored 6 points in a row, the other players of the Hawks were completely blocked. In 2 minutes and 30 seconds, the Hawks only scored 4 points. Smart hit the inside line twice, Horford made a long three-pointer, the Celtics led 79-59 by 20 points. After the timeout, Murray turned on the three-point mode again. He made three three-pointers. In a round of 15-5 attacks, he scored 13 points and instantly narrowed the point difference to 10 points. When the Celtics improved their defensive strength against Murray, Bogdanovic and Okongwu made consecutive hits. Fortunately, Brogdon scored 4 points in a row. At the end of the third quarter, the Hawks chased the score to 81-90.

In the last quarter, Bet99 Celtics controlled the point difference to about 10 points. Bogdanovic scored two three-pointers in a row, White made an empty layup, and he scored 8 points in a row to stabilize the situation. With 6 minutes left, Tatum also hit a 3-pointer. He teamed up with White to bring the point difference back to 14 points. The Hawks did not give up, Trae Young scored consecutively, but Horford’s three-pointer completely killed the suspense of the game. As the point difference returned to 20 points, the game officially entered garbage time. In the end, the Boston Celtics easily defeated the Atlanta Hawks 119-106, leading 2-0 in the playoffs.

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