Celtics beat Magic in OTORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce added 23 points and Rajon Rondo was one rebound shy of a triple double with 15 points and 16 assists as the Boston Celtics outlasted the Orlando Magic 116-110 in overtime Sunday night.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce added 23 points and Rajon Rondo was one rebound shy of a triple double with 15 points and 16 assists as the Boston Celtics outlasted the Orlando Magic 116-110 in overtime Sunday night.
The Celtics won their second straight and earned their sixth consecutive win over the Magic. They return home Wednesday for a pair of home games, beginning with Brooklyn on Wednesday.
J.J. Redick scored 21 and Jameer Nelson had 20 for the Magic, whose loss snapped a two-game win streak.
Orlando led by as many as seven in the fourth quarter, but had 19 turnovers. It was the seventh straight game in which the Magic have had at least 15 turnovers.
The Magic host San Antonio on Wednesday.
Knicks 121, Pistons 100
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points in just 32 minutes, and the New York Knicks ended a two-game losing streak with victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Steve Novak added a season-high 18 and JR Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks.
Brandon Knight scored 21 points and Charlie Villanueva had 17 for the Pistons, who have lost six straight games at Madison Square Garden.
Rasheed Wallace scored 15 points against his former team, and Raymond Felton had 14 points and 10 assists as the Knicks beat the Pistons for the fourth straight time. Wallace was back after missing a game with a sore left foot.
Spurs 111, Raptors 106
TORONTO — Tony Parker scored six of his 32 points in the second overtime, Tim Duncan had 26 and the San Antonio Spurs beat Toronto for the fourth straight time.
Manu Ginobili scored 15 points, Danny Green had 13 and Boris Diaw 11 as the Spurs won their third straight and improved their NBA-best road record to 7-1.
Nets 98, Trail Blazers 85
NEW YORK — Deron Williams had 15 points, 12 assists, four blocked shots and three steals, leading Brooklyn to a victory over Portland.
Joe Johnson scored 21 points and Brook Lopez had 15 for Brooklyn, which has won five straight games at Barclays Center. The 6-1 beginning on the new home court is the Nets’ best start since the 2002-03 season when they won 18 of their first 19 at home.
76ers 104, Suns 101
PHILADELPHIA — Jrue Holiday had a career-high 33 points and 13 assists, leading the Philadelphia 76ers over the Phoenix Suns.
Evan Turner scored 16 points, Lavoy Allen had 11 and Thaddeus Young 10 for the Sixers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. The Sixers (8-6) haven’t dropped three in a row all season.
Nuggets 102, Hornets 84
DENVER — Andre Iguodala scored 23 points, Kenneth Faried had his eighth double-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat the struggling New Orleans Hornets.
Iguodala was coming off a 29-point effort against Golden State. Faried had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Denver, winners of four straight.