Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics fell behind big early Tuesday night and could never recGetty Images

Danny Ainge's chief concern for the Celtics heading into the 2015-16 postseason was his team's ability to simply knock down shots. Through two games in their first round series with Atlanta, those concerns by the Celtics' president of basketball ops appear to be more than justified.


For the second straight game,the C's went cold early and could not recover as they fell 89-72 to the Hawks in Game 2 of the best-of-seven match.


Boston was outscored 24-7 in the first quarter and never ended up making Atlanta nervous the rest of the night. The C's went just 5-of-28 from the 3-point line.


Amir Johnson (14 points), Terry Rozier (10 points) and Evan Turner (12 points) were the only bright spots for the Celtics.


Celtics head coach Brad Stevens fell to 0-6 in the NBA playoffs and the Celtics have been outscored 607-552 in those games.

Game 3 of the series will be played at TD Garden on Friday (8 p.m., CSNNE,ESPN2).