The Atlanta Hawks pull away in the fourth quarter for a cushy 121-97 win over the Boston Celtics.
Following the loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Celtics players agree that they have not been as connected of late as they need to be in order to be successful.
Brad Stevens is about as mild-mannered a coach as you will find in the NBA. But even he has his breaking point. We saw it Tuesday night in Atlanta.
4yNenad Krstic has become more aggressive in his time with the Celtics.
4yThe Celtics haven't been very good on the back end of back-to-back games, but on Friday night they managed to outlast the Wizards.
4yDoc Rivers has decided to give Jermaine O'Neal a night off but says it's not due to injury. Rivers says he just wants to take it slow with O'Neal.
4yIn the past, doubting the Celtics would just make them stronger. You start booing? Even stronger still. But there was a lot of that Thursday in Chicago, and the Celtics never responded.
4yAfter Derrick Rose lit up the Celtics for 30 points, the Celtics sing his praises.
4yAlso, the Bulls aren't too high on their win; the Celtics need to get to work on the inside.
4yWhile it's still mathematically possible for the Boston Celtics to finish atop the Eastern Conference, Thursday's 97-81 loss to the Chicago Bulls made it all but a given that the Bulls will have the top seed when the playoffs begin.