hawks 121, celtics 97

Celtics get a prime-time beatdown from Hawks

Nov 24, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) drives against the defense of Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) and guard Thabo Sefolosha (25) in the first quarter of their game at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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The Celtics suffered their most lopsided defeat of the season as the Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/494598242.jpg Kyle Korver impressed with Celtics rookie R.J. Hunter

“I think he has a lot of the makeup to be a really great player,” the Atlanta Hawks guard said of Hunter.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/498637904.jpg Roundup: Paul George, Pacers go great distances for victory

Paul George scored a season-high 40 points and made seven 3-pointers, part of a franchise-record 19 by the Indiana Pacers

It may be time for Celtics such as Terry Rozier to be more assertive on the court.

Celtics will lean on youth in backcourt

With Marcus Smart out, coach Brad Stevens intends to lean on Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, and James Young.

Nets 111, Celtics 101

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2015-11-23T001944Z_1298989366_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_NBA-BOSTON-CELTICS-AT-BROOKLYN-NETS.jpg Nets refuse to roll over to Celtics

The Nets surged to a 22-point lead, then held off the Celtics’ comeback to post a 111-101 win.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/decec76c544b4be58435e7f28e394aa7-decec76c544b4be58435e7f28e394aa7-0.jpg Celtics’ Marcus Smart out at least two weeks with leg injury

Brad Stevens said Smart’s injury is officially being called a subluxation of the proximal tibiofibular joint.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/974758840c644e59b2d5b123281b6a39-974758840c644e59b2d5b123281b6a39-0-5838-8932--90x90.jpg If you want Mark Cuban’s opinion, all you have to do is ask

The high-profile Mavericks owner is happy to weigh in on Kevin McHale, player salaries, and even Deflategate.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2015-11-21T025953Z_182593915_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_NBA-BROOKLYN-NETS-AT-BOSTON-CELTICS.jpg Avery Bradley playing well off the bench

In four games as a reserve this season, the guard is averaging 18.5 points.

Boston, MA - 11/20/15 - (1st half) Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young tried to literally hold Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson back and was called for the foul on the play during the second quarter. The Boston Celtics take on the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 21Celtics-Nets, LOID: 8.2.469285110.

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Nets can only blame themselves for mess

Brooklyn GM Billy King bungled his big trade with the Celtics, and his franchise will be paying the price for years.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin112015Celtics-Nets_spt8.jpg Celtics tear Nets to shreds

Boston took control at TD Garden with a 43-point second quarter in which it shot 18 of 21.

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