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Celtics Beat Hawks in Second Playoff Win

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Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Rajon Rondo added 12 points, eight assists and six rebounds to lead the Celtics to another one-sided victory over the Hawks. Paul Pierce returned from a first-quarter knockdown to score 14 points, and Kendrick Perkins added eight points and nine rebounds.

Josh Smith, who helped take Pierce down and appeared to land on him and roll over his head, had 13 points and eight rebounds for Atlanta. But it was Mike Bibby, who called the locals fair-weather fans during the week, who drew the ire of the sold-out Boston Garden crowd.

Bibby was booed at every touch from the opening introductions. As he sat on the bench in the fourth quarter and the game out of reach, the fans chanted "Where is Bibby?" and "Rondo's better." In the first two games of the series, Bibby is 4-for-17 from the field with two assists.

Game 3 is Saturday in Atlanta.

This program aired on April 24, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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