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Celtics Down Atlanta 90-84 - Match Report

Paul Pierce scored 21 points leading the Celtics to a 90-84 victory over Atlanta at TD Garden on Friday.

The Celtics earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 8-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 173.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Boston got 20 points from Kevin Garnett and another 17 points from Rajon Rondo. Rajon Rondo contributed 12 assists, while Rajon Rondo cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

Atlanta got 29 points from Joe Johnson in a losing cause and another 23 points from Jeff Teague. Jeff Teague contributed 6 assists for the Hawks, while Marvin Williams had 11 rebounds.

The Celtics hit the break leading 40-38 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Boston as they grabbed 51 boards, while Atlanta only had 48.