Celtics take dominating 3-1 lead in first round series against Hawks

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Paul Pierce lead the Celtics to another win 101-79 at the Garden to allow the Celtics to take the lead series lead 3-1. Paul Pierce dominated with 24 points in just 16 minutes of play. Rondo was great as well posting 20 points, 16 assists, and three steals. In addition, Allen led the team with five rebounds and 12 points to contribute to the win. Also Hawks’ Josh Smith returned after being absent from Friday’s game. He scored 15 points and 13 rebounds for Atlanta. By halftime the Celtics were in a commanding 63-41 lead. During this time, the officials reviewed Allen’s jumper and indeed changed it from a 2-point shoot to a 3-pointer. Additionally, the Celtics once led an amazing 80-43 lead over the trailing Hawks.

The next game begins at 8.00pm on Tuesday, May 8th on TNT.


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