Celtics Extend Winning Streak To 15 Games

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The Boston Celtics will take 15 straight victories to Atlanta, where another long winning streak just ended.

Paul Pierce hopes to be on the court with them.

Pierce hurt his left knee during a scramble for a defensive rebound with 31 seconds left in the Celtics' 100-91 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night and was helped off the court at the end of the game.

"It should be all right," Pierce said. "I put a little weight on it. It didn't go back that far, so it should be all right."

The Celtics hope to have him Wednesday when they visit the Hawks, who are 9-1 at home. Two nights after snapping Cleveland's 11-game winning streak, Atlanta beat visiting Charlotte 83-79 Monday.

Now the Hawks brace for the Celtics, who they beat three times at home in the first round of last season's playoffs.

"It's going to be fun," Atlanta guard Joe Johnson said.

This program aired on December 16, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.