ATLANTA -- Guard Jordan Crawford had 12 points and 10 assists to help the Boston Celtics erase a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter and end their losing streak at six games with a 94-87 win over the ATLANTA Hawks on Saturday.
The Celtics (5-10) had six players, including all five starters, in double figures. Bass scored 17, guard Jeff Green scored 16 and forward Jared Sullinger scored 15 and secured a team-high nine rebounds.
The Celtics came out hot in the first period. Sullinger and Green each hit a 3-pointer as Boston took a quick 7-2 lead. The Celtics led by as many as six in the quarter and ATLANTA could not get closer than two points before the period ended with Boston ahead 25-24.
ATLANTA finally drew even at 27-27 when forward Cartier Martin made a 3-pointer and took the lead on the next trip down court when guard Shelvin Mack made a 3-pointer. ATLANTA went on to lead by as many as six points and took a 53-49 lead into halftime.
The game remained close in the third period, with neither team able to pull away. The momentum changed slightly with 6:14 left in the period when Sullinger was called for a type-one flagrant foul on ATLANTA forward DeMarre Carroll, who was driving to the basket for a probable slam. Carroll made one free throw and the Hawks scored on the ensuing possession to take a 62-59 lead.
That was the beginning of a 15-5 run that allowed ATLANTA to take a 74-64 lead after three periods. Teague fueled the rally with three baskets and a steal and a behind-the-back assist to forward Cartier Martin, who slammed it home.
NOTES: ATLANTA G Kyle Korver made a 3-point basket for the 87th consecutive game. Korver connected with a jumper from the top of the circle with 10:11 left in the first period. That 3-pointer tied Dan Majerle for 26th on the all-time list at 1,360. Korver could break the NBA record of 89 straight games, held by Dana Barros, on Friday at home against Dallas. ... Six Hawks have double-doubles this year, the most in the league. ... ATLANTA G Shelvin Mack played at Butler University for first-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens. ... Boston C Kelly Olynyk missed the game with a sprained right ankle suffered in Friday against Indiana. ... Boston continues its two-game road trip on Monday at Charlotte. The Celtics lost at home to the Bobcats 89-83 on Nov. 14. ATLANTA plays again on Tuesday at home against Orlando. The Hawks beat the Magic 104-94 on Nov. 9 in Orlando.