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Celtics hit rock bottom: blow 27-point lead in loss to Hawks - Metro US

Celtics hit rock bottom: blow 27-point lead in loss to Hawks

The Celtics suffered arguably their worst regular season loss in the Kevin Garnett era Friday night as they blew a 27-point first half lead to Atlanta, losing 123-111 in double overtime at Philips Arena.

Boston led 29-10 after one quarter and it seemed as though their losing streak would halt at five games. But Kyle Korver led the Hawks’ ferocious comeback, drilling eight 3-pointers in a 27-point effort. Atlanta would go on to outscore Boston 16-4 in the second extra session.

Garnett led the Celtics with 24 points and 10 rebounds. The Celtics are now 20-23 on the season.

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