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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Orlando



(Friday, November 8th)

Final Score: Boston 91, Orlando 89

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Bass scored 16 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic for the ninth straight time with a 91-89 win on Friday night.

Avery Bradley had 14 points and Jordan Crawford and Courtney Lee both scored 13 for the Celtics, who have won back-to-back games after starting the season 0-4.

Arron Afflalo had a game-high 23 points for the Magic, who had a three-game winning streak snapped -- their longest since Dec. 14-19. Nikola Vucevic had 12 points in the first quarter but scored just two after that. He finished with a game-best 13 rebounds.

"They did a good job of taking away my post-ups," said Vucevic. "In the first quarter I was able to get some post-ups and pick-and-rolls and they took those away."

Afflalo's foot was on the 3-point line on a jumper he banked in from the left corner with 4.6 seconds left to get the Magic within 90-89. Bradley missed one of his free throws at the other end, but Orlando's Victor Oladipo was stopped near midcourt and his desperation shot at the buzzer hit off the backboard.

The Magic's last win against the Celtics came on Christmas in 2010. They will get their next chance to end the streak soon -- the teams play in Boston on Monday night.

The Celtics beat Utah on Wednesday night to avoid tying a franchise record for worst start but first-year NBA coach Brad Stevens said the team isn't much different after two straight wins.

"We have to get better," the Celtics coach said. "It's good to win, but we play at Miami on Saturday and they're the best team in the league. It never stops. You have to ride the momentum but you can't let it consume you."

The Celtics turned a five-point deficit into a six-point lead with a 15-4 run in the third quarter. Bass scored six in the burst, including two on an alley- oop dunk set up by Jeff Green.

They never trailed after that, though the game remained close.

Vucevic made five of his six shots for 12 points in the first quarter and the Magic held the Celtics to 25.9 percent shooting. Eight of Vucevic's 12 points came during a 12-0 run that gave Orlando a 19-10 lead.

The Magic led 24-17 going into the second quarter and went ahead by as many as 12. Lee had 11 points off the bench in the second for the Celtics, including nine in a row to spark a 15-6 burst that got them within three. It remained a three-point Orlando lead at 49-46 going into halftime.

Game Notes

Jameer Nelson had 12 points and seven assists for Orlando ... The Magic went 3-1 on a four-game homestand and will play the Hawks in Atlanta on Saturday.

11/08 23:13:05 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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