ATLANTA – – Danilo Gallinari set a Hawks franchise record with 10 3-pointers in a 38-point spree that carried Atlanta to a 127-112 rout of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Gallinari, one of the biggest free agents signed by the Hawks in an offseason spending spree, equaled the best scoring half of his career with 24 points over the first two quarters. His previous high was 20 points against Indiana on Feb. 13.
It was much-needed rebound for Young and the Hawks, who lost 112-111 at Cleveland the previous night on a last-second shot – just hours after Atlanta’s star guard learned he had been passed over for a spot in the March 7 All-Star Game to be held on his home court.
Coming off two tough defeats – an overtime setback at New Orleans and a three-point loss at Dallas – the Celtics totally fell apart against the Hawks.