Hawks Trounce Celtics In Game 5 [VIDEO]
The Atlanta Hawks routed the Boston Celtics Tuesday night at Philips Arena, 110-83, giving the Hawks a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
Atlanta got off to a slow start, trailing Boston 29-19 midway through the second quarter, but the Hawks went on a 28-8 run and led 47-39 at halftime. The Hawks kept their foot on the gas in the third quarter, outscoring the Celtics 42-23.
Mike Scott led Atlanta in scoring with 17 points, while Kent Bazemore and Jeff Teague scored 16 points apiece.
Evan Turner scored a team-high 15 points. Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart and Jared Sullinger each scored 10 points for Boston.
After averaging 35 points per game in Boston's two victories at TD Garden, it was a tough night for Isaiah Thomas, who scored just 7 points on 3-of-12 shooting before hobbling off the court with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.
The team initially said he suffered a mild left ankle sprain, but after the game, Thomas called the injury a tweak and said he plans on playing in game 6 Thursday night in Boston.