Celtics Join Infamous Club: Blow 30-Point Lead To Hawks, 120-118

Photo: Instagram/Jayson Tatum 

The Boston Celtics became the 10th team in NBA history to squander a 30-point lead as they fell to the Atlanta Hawks, 120-118. 

The game seemed firmly in Boston's control until the Hawks launched a relentless comeback, ultimately seizing the lead in the fourth quarter.

The momentum shift began when Al Horford's three-pointer extended the Celtics' lead to 30 points in the second quarter, but Atlanta refused to back down.

Photo: Instagram/Jaylen Brown 

With a relentless surge, the Hawks closed the gap and ultimately secured the victory with clutch plays from DeJounte Murray and De'Andre Hunter.

Despite the loss, Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla emphasized the importance of learning from the experience, acknowledging the Hawks' resilience in capitalizing on turnovers and three-pointers.

This defeat adds to a concerning pattern for the Celtics, who have now blown double-digit leads in more than half of their losses this season. While they maintain a dominant position in the Eastern Conference standings, their inconsistency raises questions about their postseason prospects.

Although missing key players Jrue Holiday and Derrick White, the Celtics' recurring struggles to maintain leads highlight a troubling trend that could impact their playoff performance.

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Source: CBS Sports


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