Sorry but I'm fighting a cold and need some overdue sleep. So I'm posting this generic postgame thread at halftime. If the first half is any indication, the team is feeling a bit like I do right now due to the back-to-back. Hopefully the 2nd half will go a little better than the first and the team can pull off the victory.
Great to see the standing ovation for Mickael Pietrus. Hope Ray Allen's ankles can heal up in time for the playoffs. If there's anyone that Doc should be giving strategic DNPs to, it might be him.
Bass (13 points) and Garnett (12) are leading the Celtics against the Hawks, who have gotten big contributions from Teague (11) and Smith (12). The Celtics are shooting 47.4 percent to 46.7 for the Hawks. That includes a 1-for-10 mark from behind the arc for Atlanta. Rondo has seven assists at the half.