Pierce helps Celtics top Hawks for 3-1 series lead
Associated Press

Pierce helps Celtics top Hawks for 3-1 series lead

By the time Avery Bradley, who is recovering from a dislocated shoulder, sank a free throw to give the Boston Celtics a 37-point lead early in the third quarter, Paul Pierce was done for the night, riding a stationary bicycle under the stands and trying to keep his sore left knee from stiffening up.

Atlanta Hawks beat Boston Celtics 97-92
Associated Press

Atlanta Hawks beat Boston Celtics 97-92

Joe Johnson scored 30 points while Josh Smith had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who are in line to be the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, with Celtics No. 5.

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