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Celtics End 6-Game Skid With 94-87 Win Over Hawks

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ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Bass had 17 points, seven rebounds and two key blocks and the Boston Celtics surged past the Atlanta Hawks 94-87 on Saturday.

Jeff Green had 16 points and Jared Sullinger scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Celtics snapped a six-game losing streak.

Al Horford led the Hawks with 18 points and seven rebounds, and Jeff Teague had 13 points and 10 assists. Atlanta had won four of five games before losing for just the second time this season at home.

The Celtics outrebounded the Hawks 47-38 and held the Hawks to 38.7 percent shooting.

Trailing 85-84 with 3:17 to play, the Celtics scored seven straight to take a 91-85 lead with 46 seconds to play.

Jordan Crawford scored five points during the run, which came during a quarter in which the Celtics outscored the Hawks 30-13.

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