Recap - Hawks Defeat Boston 88-83

The Hawks got 20 points from Jamal Crawford as Atlanta ran past Boston 88-83 on Friday at Philips Arena.

Bettors who backed the Hawks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 177.5.

Joe Johnson had 19 points for Atlanta and Al Horford chipped in with 16 points. Al Horford had 4 assists for the Hawks, while Al Horford was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.

Boston got 25 points from Paul Pierce in a losing cause and another 13 points from Rajon Rondo. Kevin Garnett contributed 5 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 52-44 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 52 boards, while Boston only had 38.

Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Rockets. The Celtics will aim to get back on the winning track vs Detroit.