facebook
twitter
search
search

NBA: Boston 89, Atlanta 81

Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM

ATLANTA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce keyed a Boston rally with 17 third-quarter points Saturday and the Celtics came away with an 89-81 win over Atlanta.

Pierce finished with 26 points. Rajon Rondo added a triple-double of 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as Boston overcame a 15-point halftime deficit.

The Celtics outscored Atlanta 33-9 in third quarter to put the game away and log their second straight win following a four-game losing streak.

Lou Williams put in 28 points and Jeff Teague added 17 for Atlanta, which dropped a second consecutive contest.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Josh Donaldson agrees to deal with Tornonto Blue Jays
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos will/won't be repeat champions
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Man uses snowboard to wakeboard on flooded streets
Peyton Manning's mom: 'I would like for him to retire'