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Boston Defeats Atlanta 107-102 - Recap

Boston got 27 points from Paul Pierce en route to a 107-102 victory over Atlanta on Friday at TD Garden.

Boston was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 188.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Jason Terry had 19 points for Boston and Kevin Garnett chipped in with 17 points. Paul Pierce had 7 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Atlanta got 32 points from Josh Smith in a losing cause and another 26 points from Jeff Teague. Josh Smith contributed 9 assists for the Hawks, while Al Horford had 13 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 52-47 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 41 boards, while Boston only had 35.

Next game, Boston takes its act on the road to face Oklahoma City looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head home to face Brooklyn.