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Celtics hang on against Magic for first road win

Posted By WEEI On November 8, 2013 @ 9:38 pm In General | 38 Comments

Brandon Bass

Brandon Bass

The Celtics claimed their ninth straight win over the Magic, this time beating Orlando, 91-89, Friday night.

Leading the way against the Magic — who had won three in a row — was another strong performance from Brandon Bass, who finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Celtics, who improve to 2-4, also go double-digit outputs from Avery Bradley (14 points), Jordan Crawford (13), Courtney Lee (13), Jared Sullinger (11) and Jeff Green (10).

The Magic closed the gap to two points with 1:38 left in the game after a four-point play from Aaron Afflalo. Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk came back to knock down a jumper with 1:13 left to make it a two-possession game heading into the final minute.

Afflalo, however, struck again converting a three-point play with 26 seconds left, cutting the Celtics’ lead to one. Bass built the Celtics’ lead back up to three by knocking down two free throws with :10.5 remaining.

Afflalo struck one more time, converting a jumper just on the three-point line with :04.6  on the clock, bringing Orlando within a point.

The C’s, who came with the third-most turnovers in the NBA, limited their miscues to 11, while Orlando turned the ball over 20 times.

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