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Hawks rip Celtics, set up date with Cavs

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BOSTON (AP) Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each added 15 points for the Hawks, who earned their first playoff series win over Boston since the St. Louis Hawks beat the Celtics in the 1958 Finals.

The Hawks open the second round on Monday at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 R. Rondo, Sac11.7
2 R. Westbrook, OKC10.4
3 J. Wall, Was10.2
4 C. Paul, LAC10.0
5 R. Rubio, Min8.6
6 J. Harden, Hou7.5
7 D. Green, GS7.4
8 D. Lillard, Por6.8
9 L. James, Cle6.8
10 S. Curry, GS6.7
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 S. Curry, GS2.14
2 R. Rubio, Min2.13
3 C. Paul, LAC2.05
4 K. Lowry, Tor2.05
5 R. Westbrook, OKC2.04
6 T. Ariza, Hou1.98
7 R. Rondo, Sac1.96
8 J. Wall, Was1.88
9 P. George, Ind1.88
10 M. Ellis, Ind1.85
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