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NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Boston



(Sunday, February 2nd)

Final Score: Boston 96, Orlando 89

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rajon Rondo had his best game since returning from an ACL tear and carried Boston down the stretch, helping the Celtics snap a four-game losing skid with a 96-89 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Rondo finished with 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in the triumph. He also scored or assisted on eight of Boston's last nine buckets and stripped Victor Oladipo with 17.1 seconds to play to help secure the outcome.

Jared Sullinger tallied 21 points and 12 rebounds and Brandon Bass scored 19 points as the Celtics took down Orlando for the 11th time in the last 12 meetings.

"Very comfortable. Rondo is a coach on the floor and he's leading us. It felt great," said Bass on the Celtics' comfort level having Rondo back.

Arron Afflalo paced the Magic with 18 points, Glen Davis had 15 and Nikola Vucevic finished with 14 points and 11 boards. Orlando has lost 11 straight road tilts and fell to 3-22 away from home this season.

"We stuck to our principles and what we wanted to do, he just came through for his team," said Davis about stopping Rondo. "Sometimes the nights are like that and as a team we just have to stick together and make sure that we can do something to help each other go out and do it."

Orlando's only lead came midway through the first quarter, when Tobias Harris capped a 7-0 spurt with a jumper, putting the visitors up 12-10.

The Celtics led 27-19 after the first quarter and 54-45 at halftime.

Boston survived every Magic rally the rest of the way, with Jerryd Bayless' jumper highlighting a 6-0 run after Oladipo cut it to 65-62 with a triple late in the third.

Orlando's deficit shrank to just a point with 6:11 left in the game after a pair of Kyle O'Quinn free throws, but once again the Celtics answered. Avery Bradley followed Rondo's running hook with a jumper to keep the lead safe.

Rondo rebounded a short Afflalo miss and outletted to an open Bradley, whose breakaway slam with 2.5 ticks to play put an exclamation mark on the victory.

Magic point guard Jameer Nelson missed the game with a sore left knee.

"Like I said before the game, our offense also is predicated on multiple people starting so I think that alleviates a little bit, that just a point guard quote unquote doesn't have to start the offense," said Magic coach Jacque Vaughn on the absence of Nelson.

The other two guards can start the offense as well, but whether its pick and roll, other things of that nature good experience for him to have the ball in his hands tonight."

Game Notes

No player for either team had more than one 3-pointer ... Oladipo had 12 points but shot just 3-of-16. Harris scored 13 ... Bradley netted 17 for Boston ... The Celtics shot 50 percent from the floor and held Orlando to just 41.3 percent.

02/02 19:03:02 ET

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Standings

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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR