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Teague, Korver help Hawks beat Celtics

  • Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, right, passes the ball past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, and Chris Johnson in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, right, passes the ball past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, and Chris Johnson in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, right, passes the ball past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, and Chris Johnson in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, right, passes the ball past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, and Chris Johnson in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, looks to pass the ball against the defense of Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, from left, Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, looks to pass the ball against the defense of Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, from left, Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, looks to pass the ball against the defense of Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, from left, Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, looks to pass the ball against the defense of Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, from left, Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack, left, puts up a shot against the defense of Boston Celtics' Joel Anthony in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack, left, puts up a shot against the defense of Boston Celtics' Joel Anthony in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack, left, puts up a shot against the defense of Boston Celtics' Joel Anthony in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack, left, puts up a shot against the defense of Boston Celtics' Joel Anthony in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley, center left and right, watch a rebound fall into the hands of Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, right, as teammates Paul Millsap, left, and Kyle Korver look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley, center left and right, watch a rebound fall into the hands of Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, right, as teammates Paul Millsap, left, and Kyle Korver look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley, center left and right, watch a rebound fall into the hands of Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, right, as teammates Paul Millsap, left, and Kyle Korver look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley, center left and right, watch a rebound fall into the hands of Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, right, as teammates Paul Millsap, left, and Kyle Korver look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, right, passes the ball past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, and Chris Johnson in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, right, passes the ball past Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, left, and Chris Johnson in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, looks to pass the ball against the defense of Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, from left, Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo, center, looks to pass the ball against the defense of Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap, from left, Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack, left, puts up a shot against the defense of Boston Celtics' Joel Anthony in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack, left, puts up a shot against the defense of Boston Celtics' Joel Anthony in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley, center left and right, watch a rebound fall into the hands of Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, right, as teammates Paul Millsap, left, and Kyle Korver look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley, center left and right, watch a rebound fall into the hands of Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, right, as teammates Paul Millsap, left, and Kyle Korver look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA — Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Kyle Korver added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks helped their playoff chances with a 105-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

With four games remaining in the regular season, Atlanta increased its lead to two games over the New York Knicks for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Avery Bradley finished with 24 points and Rajon Rondo had 19 points with 12 assists for Boston, which has lost nine straight.

The Celtics dropped their 13th in a row on the road, breaking the franchise mark set during the final 13 games of 1978-79.

The Hawks, who never trailed after Korver hit his second straight 3-pointer to make it 93-92 with 3:09 remaining, avoided losing at home for the second straight night to a team eliminated from playoff contention.

Paul Millsap had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Elton Brand added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won four of six.

Boston, which blew a 19-point, third-quarter lead and lost at Detroit in its most recent game on Saturday, couldn’t hold a nine-point advantage with 5:44 remaining.

The Hawks’ next three games are against teams ahead of them in the East, including Saturday at home against two-time defending champion Miami.

Atlanta matched its biggest lead of the first half at 14 when Shelvin Mack hit a 3 to make it 49-35 at the 6:31 mark of the second.

But Rondo, who sat out the loss to the Pistons to rest his surgically repaired right knee, scored seven points in the last 2:34 of the second, helping Boston cut the lead to 56-51 at halftime.

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