ATLANTA — Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Boston Celtics won their 15th straight game with a 110-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

At 15-2, Boston leads the NBA and matched the best start in franchise history through 17 games. The winning streak is the club’s fifth-longest, four behind the 2008-09 team that set the franchise mark.

Dennis Schroder had 23 points, and Kent Bazemore added 19 for Atlanta. The Hawks are an Eastern Conference-worst 3-13, but they still had plenty of adrenaline following a 46-point victory over Sacramento – the biggest in franchise history – two nights ago

The Celtics erased a 16-point deficit to take their first lead on Brown’s 3-pointer midway through the third. It marked Boston’s fourth win when trailing by at least 16 during the streak.

The Celtics lead NBA in scoring defense, but they gave up 35 points in the first quarter and trailed by 15 entering the second.

In 31 minutes, Irving made 10 of 12 shots, including five 3-pointers, and hit all five of his free throws. Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum each had 14 points for Boston.

WARRIORS 124, 76ERS 116: Stephen Curry scored 35 points, Kevin Durant had 27, and Golden State Warriors overcame a 22-point halftime deficit at Philadelphia.

Joel Embiid scored 21 points and Ben Simmons had 23 points and 12 assists for Philadelphia, which led 47-28 after one quarter and 74-52 at the half.

JAZZ 125, MAGIC 85: Rodney Hood scored 31 points, Derrick Favors had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Utah rolled at Orlando.

Hood was 12 for 21 from the field in his highest-scoring game of the season. The reserve guard had 19 straight points for Utah over one stretch.

HORNETS 102, CLIPPERS 87: Kemba Walker had 26 points, Dwight Howard added 16 points and 16 rebounds and host Charlotte snapped a six-game losing streak.

Walker was 8 of 17 from the field and 6 of 9 from 3-point range despite a sprained wrist.


CAVALIERS: Iman Shumpert will miss a week with a left knee injury, in yet another setback for a Cleveland point guard.