ATLANTA, April 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett's 24 points and six rebounds Saturday led the Boston Celtics over the Atlanta Hawks 99-89.
Garnett had six points and six rebounds in the fourth period. The game was tied 74-74 after three and the Hawks went up 84-78 lead with 8:22 remaining in the game after Mike Bibby's three-pointer, but Boston closed with a 19-5 run.
Atlanta was led by Joe Johnson's 21 points with eight assists. Al Horford had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Josh Smith had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists and Bibby added 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Hawks, who could have locked up the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff berth because Philadelphia lost 109-93 at Washington Saturday.