Irving leads Celtics to 15th straight win

Irving leads Celtics to 15th straight win 

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving takes to the court with a protective face mask during the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Nov. 18, 2017. EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER

Atlanta, USA, Nov 18 (efe-epa).- Kyrie Irving scored 30 points as the Boston Celtics’ registered a 15th straight win on Saturday night by defeating the Atlanta Hawks 99-110 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

The Celtics (15-2), improved its away record to 8-1 for the season.

Boston leads the NBA, and has now matched the best start in franchise history in the first 17 games.

The winning streak is the team’s fifth-longest, four behind the 2008-09 team that set the franchise record.

Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, his best so far, while Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum scored 14 points.

The Hawks (3-13), an Eastern Conference-worst, were led by Dennis Schroder, with 23 points and nine assists, while Kent Bazemore scored 19 points and John Collins added 18.