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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Orlando



(Sunday, January 19th)

Final Score: Orlando 93, Boston 91

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tobias Harris hit two free throws with 10.1 seconds left and the Orlando Magic snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday at Amway Center.

With the game tied 91 apiece and under 30 seconds left, Jameer Nelson missed a 3-pointer, but Kris Humphries was called for a loose ball foul on Harris, who calmly sank two from the charity stripe for the game's final points.

Arron Afflalo had 20 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, while Harris scored 18 with seven boards for the Magic, who picked up their first win of 2014.

"You take our last three close games and you see the progression," said Orlando head coach Jacque Vaughn. "We executed, got to the foul line."

Glen Davis added 17 points and seven rebounds, with Nelson netting 16 points and handing out 10 assists in the victory.

Jeff Green poured in 22 points, while Avery Bradley and Humphries scored 18 apiece for Boston, which has lost 11 of its last 12.

"This is not fun for me at all," said Boston coach Brad Stevens. "That's the bottom line. I'd like to see us get better and maybe win some of these, but we haven't. We need to move on and try to do it the next time."

Rajon Rondo came off a screen and knocked down a 16-footer to give the Celtics an 89-87 lead with 1:16 to play, but Afflalo drove to the rim for a layup at the other end to knot the game back up.

Boston came up empty its next trip downcourt as Rondo missed an 18-footer with 48.9 seconds left. Nelson was fouled with 35.3 ticks left and netted the pair from the stripe.

Following the free throws Gerald Wallace was brought in to inbound the ball, which he tossed cross-court to the low block where he connected with Green, who turned, made the layup and drew the foul.

Green missed the free throw and as the players scrambled to gain possession, Victor Oladipo appeared to be tied up with Bradley for a jump ball. However, the referees determined Oladipo had control of the ball and awarded the Magic a timeout.

Nelson then missed from behind the arc and the rebound bounced toward Harris, who was fouled by Humphries before sealing the outcome from the line.

Neither team led by more than three points throughout the final 12 minutes as they battled down to the wire.

Boston started the first 3 1/2 minutes of the game with a 12-4 run and led 20-9 with 4:39 left in the quarter. Orlando trailed, 26-18, at the end of the first after shooting 7-for-21 from the field.

The Magic scored the first seven points to start a back-and-forth second quarter. There were seven lead changes and four ties before Oladipo made a pair from the line, which started an 11-5 run to close out the half for the Magic.

Orlando led 53-46 at the break after it outscored the Celtics 35-20 in the second quarter.

The second half began with a decreased tempo compared to the first 24 minutes. After exchanging a couple baskets, the Celtics rattled off 13 straight to pull ahead, 61-57, with 3:53 left in the third.

Orlando answered with the next six points and held a two-point advantage, 66-64, heading into the final quarter.

Game Notes

The Celtics have lost nine straight on the road ... Boston will face the Heat in Miami on Tuesday ... The Magic will travel to Brooklyn to take on the Nets on Tuesday ... There were 19 lead changes and 17 ties during the contest.

01/19 23:29:25 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 55
DELST 54
 
Final
UNC 93
SYR 83
7:30pm Tonight
BRK 0
POR 0
7:30pm Tonight
NYK 0
SAC 0
4th
OKC 90
MIN 78
 
Final
MEM 103
ORL 94
 
Final
NOP 99
PHI 74
 
Half
UTA 31
BOS 55
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
DEN
Final
AMER 66
ARMY 68
 
Final
OU 59
CLST 56
 
Final
NCCU 55
DELST 54
 
Final
PBY 54
HIGH 63
 
Final
UNC 93
SYR 83
Final
DET 53
WRST 64
 
Final
NCAT 71
COPST 84
 
Final
SCST 65
HAMP 56
 
Final
COOK 42
HOW 45
 
Final
NWST 80
NICST 51
 
Final
NO 87
CARK 67
 
Final
CAMP 78
GWEBB 59
 
2nd
FAM 62
MDES 68
 
Final
INCWORD 86
MCNST 84
 
Final
SAV 54
NORST 70
 
Final
ABCHRIST 63
SHSU 80
 
Final
LAM 65
STEPH 82
 
Final
SELA 61
TAMCC 70
 
Final
VALPO 73
UWMIL 48
 
2nd
ALAAM 62
ALCOR 49
 
2nd
ALAST 41
SOUTH 45
 
2nd
ARKPB 68
PVU 40
 
2nd
ISU 53
TEX 39
 
2nd
MVSU 50
TXSOU 50