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NBA: Atlanta Hawks beat Boston Celtics

Dejounte Murray’s last-second basket in overtime propelled the Atlanta Hawks to a thrilling 123-122 victory over the Boston Celtics.

The 27-year-old guard delivered a stellar performance, scoring a career-high 44 points, including all 11 of the Hawks’ points in the overtime period.

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The game took place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

This win marked the Hawks’ second consecutive victory against the Celtics, having previously overcome a 30-point deficit to win 120-118 on Monday.

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Despite these wins, the Celtics remain at the top of the Eastern Conference, while the Hawks currently hold the 10th position.

“That’s the best team in the league – we competed,” Murray said.

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Boston Celtics entered their recent matchups with Atlanta Hawks on a nine-game winning streak but suffered back-to-back defeats. Despite this, they are assured of a top seed in the upcoming season-ending play-offs in the Eastern Conference.

In another game, the New Orleans Pelicans secured a 107-100 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Smoothie King Center.

Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 28 points, supported by CJ McCollum’s 25 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo top-scored for the Bucks with 35 points.

“[Williamson] is putting the team on his shoulders,” said Pelicans coach Willie Green.

“That was a gutsy win on our home floor. It was a good defensive performance by us. We played with force from start to finish.”

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