Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each scored 31 points and the Boston Celtics led nearly the entire way, holding off the Atlanta Hawks for a 129-121 victory and a commanding 3-1 lead in the opening-round playoff series.
The Atlanta Hawks (42-41) will have their hands full when they travel to face the No. 2 seeded Boston Celtics (57-25) in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday. But the team is fully aware of the challenges that lie ahead and remain confident and focused.
“Who are we? Who do we want to become? How are we gonna get there?” he asked again. “We have to establish and create our identity. The last two seasons are now behind us. This is a new year, a new opportunity, a new challenge.”