Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 1/6/13
Click here to read the original version from yesterday.  In the first half last night the Celtics played exactly as you might expect for a team on the road against a quality opponent on night two of a back to back, and they trailed the Hawks by 15 at the break.  But it the second half Boston exhibited the same defensive intensity we saw the day before against the Pacers. After holding Indiana to 31.8% shooting on Friday, the C's allowed Atlanta to shoot just 2-14 (14.3%) in the third quarter, and only 25% total after the intermission.  In fact, the Hawks made just 7 baskets in the entire second half.  Boston won the 3rd period by the ridiculous score of 33-9.  Paul Pierce scored 17 points in that decisive quarter, and finished with 26 (as well as 9 rebounds and 5 assists). On the very first play of the game Rajon Rondo made a point of going after the rebound, and he pulled it down with some authority.  I said to myself "He's getting a triple double tonight."  14 points, 10 assis...
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