February 2

Rondo scores 19 for Boston in 96-89 win over Magic

The Celtics let a 12-point lead slip to one in the final period before pulling away at the end..

By Doug Alden
The Associated Press

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo had season highs with 19 points and 10 assists and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak with a 96-89 win over the Orlando Magic on SundaY

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Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) vies for a loose ball with Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis (11) and center Nikola Vucevic, of Montenegro, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, in Boston.

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Jared Sullinger scored seven of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Celtics, who let a 12-point lead slip to one in the final period before pulling away at the end.

Brandon Bass had 19 points and nine rebounds and Avery Bradley scored 17 in his return after missing five games with a sprained ankle.

Jeff Green was the only Boston starter not to score in double figures as the Celtics won for the third time in four games against the Magic, who have lost four of five.

Arron Afflalo had 18 points and Nikola Vucevic finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who lost their 11th straight road game. Glen Davis had 15 points, Tobias Harris scored 13 and Victor Oladipo had 12 points as all five Orlando starters scored in double figures.

The only game on the NBA schedule Sunday featured two of the league’s bottom teams.

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