ATLANTA – – John Collins and Trae Young each scored 21 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 108-92 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points for Atlanta, and Danilo Gallinari had 14 on 5-for-5 shooting from the field. “We just played defense and really fought. Shots weren’t going, especially for me. I shot the ball tonight, but it was a great defensive game for us against a team that can really score a lot of points. For us to hold them to 92 points was great.”
Gallinari’s two foul shots sparked an 18-2 run for Atlanta. Young, the NBA points leader, has joined Dominique Wilkins, Dikembe Mutombo, Eddie Johnson, Pete Maravich and Lou Hudson as the only players in franchise history with more than one All-Star start.