Magic down Celtics 93-91 to end 10-game slide
The Associated Press
Jan. 20, 2014
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Arron Afflalo had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Tobias Harris added 18 points as the Orlando Magic ended a season-high 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
After several ties in the fourth quarter, Harris hit a pair of free throws with 10.1 seconds remaining to give Orlando the victory.
The win also ends 10-game regular-season losing streak to the Celtics.
Boston has lost nine straight on the road and 11 of 12 overall.
Jeff Green led the Celtics with 22 points.
At Phoenix, Channing Frye scored a season-high 30 points before sitting out the final 9½ minutes to watch the Suns wrap up their 117-103 romp over the Denver Nuggets.
Frye, who missed all of last season for treatment of an enlarged heart, made 12 of 16 shots, 5 of 7 3-pointers, to fall three points shy of his career high.
Markieff Morris scored 16 and Goran Dragic 15 for the Suns, who never trailed and improved to 3-0 against Denver this season with one game to play.
Anthony Randolph scored a season-best 19 for the Nuggets, who have lost four of five and were without guard Randy Foye because of a stomach virus.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant scored 30 points to lead the Thunder past the Sacramento Kings 108-93.
Durant, coming off a career-high 54 points Friday against Golden State, shot 10 for 15 from the field and had nine assists. He scored at least 30 points for the seventh straight game.
Serge Ibaka added 20 points and Reggie Jackson had 16 for the Thunder, who won their third straight.
Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 38 points for the Kings, but he slowed in the second half as the Thunder pulled away.
The Los Angeles Lakers downed the Toronto Raptors 112-106 for just its third win in 15 games after Nick Young returned from suspension to score 29 points and Pau Gasol had 22.
Young scored 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers overcame a 19-point first-half deficit. They won back-to-back games for the first time since beating Memphis on Dec. 17 and Minnesota on Dec. 20.
Ryan Kelly scored 17 in his first career start and Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 11 assists. The Lakers are 16-25 at the season's midpoint.
San Antonio's Patty Mills had 20 points and Tim Duncan had 11 points and 13 rebounds in limited action as the Spurs downed the Bucks 110-82 to keep Milwaukee winless in the new year.
Marco Belinelli scored 14 points, Jeff Ayres and Nando De Colo had 13 points apiece, and Kawhi Leonard added 11 points in 21 minutes for San Antonio.
Brandon Knight scored 21 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 11 points and John Henson had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Milwaukee, which has lost nine straight.
San Antonio was without starters Tony Parker and Tiago Splitter, former starter Danny Green and 3-point specialist Matt Bonner.