Celtics look to close out Hawks in Game 6


BOSTON (AP) - The banged-up Celtics and Hawks both took Wednesday off to rest up for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series in Boston on Thursday night.

The Celtics lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series after missing a chance to close out the Hawks in the fifth game. Al Horford scored 19 points, including Atlanta's final two baskets as the Hawks beat Boston 87-86 on Tuesday.

Rajon Rondo made a steal in the final seconds, then Horford trapped him and prevented Boston from making a potential game-winner.

Rondo had five steals to go with 13 points and 12 assists.