5 May 2012

Celtics beat Hawks

5:52 pm on 5 May 2012

The Boston Celtics, lifted by the return of guard Rajon Rondo from suspension, scraped past the Atlanta Hawks 90-84 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference NBA basketball quarter-final series.

Also in the East, Chicago squandered a 13-point lead in the final quarter to lose to Philadelphia.

The 76ers lead that series 2-1.

Meanwhile in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets got back into their series against the LA Lakers with a 99-84 win in Denver.... LA lead 2-1.