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Hawks hold off Celtics in overtime thriller

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Murray scored all 11 of the Hawks‘ points in overtime, posting a career-high of 44 to help the Hawks maintain their push for an Eastern Conference play-in berth.

The Celtics, with a league-best record of 57-16, are already assured of top seed in the East, but they’ve dropped two games this week in Atlanta, where the Hawks erased a 30-point deficit to triumph on Monday.

The rematch was a tense back-and-forth battle that featured 41 lead changes – neither team leading by more than eight points.

Boston star Jaylen Brown’s pull-up jumper put the Celtics up 122-121 with 6.6 seconds left in overtime.

Murray responded with his basket over Jrue Holiday.

“That’s the best team in the league – we competed,” Murray said of a Hawks team coming off a 120-106 victory over Portland on Wednesday. “We didn’t use being tired, a back-to-back, as an excuse.

“We came out and competed, and these are games I want to be a part of.”

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