By Matt Dolloff, CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) -- There are bad plays, there are bad play-calls, and then there is whatever the Atlanta Hawks were trying to do on the final play of regulation against the Celtics in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. Brad Stevens may not be a perfect coach, but he rarely draws up play calls as useless as this one.
Hawks point guard Jeff Teague stood there, letting the clock grind down the final seconds. If the plan was for Teague to take the last shot, he didn't exactly pick the best spot on the court to do it. He took literally the entire clock to get off just an attempt at a shot, which got blocked by...Isaiah Thomas.
This play won't exactly end up in the blooper reel hall of fame, but it's just an incredible 12-second sequence of futility. Hat tip to USA Today's FTW for pointing out the Celtics' lockdown perimeter defense on the play, which certainly helped contribute to the Hawks' ineptitude on that play.
It's also perfect that Thomas later hit the dagger shot to put the game away:
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