Celtics make it four in a row with win over Magic

Celtics make it four in a row with win over Magic
November 11, 2013, 9:45 pm
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BOSTON — No last-second, 3-pointer off one leg needed on Monday night for the Boston Celtics as they extended their winning streak to four in a row following Monday's 120-105 win over Orlando.

With the victory, the Celtics (4-4) are no longer below .500 this season and maybe just as important, showed that Saturday's improbable win over the Miami Heat was no fluke.

Boston managed to win its fourth straight by doing what it has been able to do all season and that's rely on the collective efforts of many.

Avery Bradley mid-range jumpered the Magic defense to death, finishing with a game-high 24 points.

It was the first time Boston's leading scorer this season was a guard.

And the man getting Bradley and a number of Celtics players easy buckets was Jordan Crawford who had his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 assists without a single turnover.

Making Boston's win even more impressive was it came against an Orlando Magic defense that allowed opponents to shoot just 40.3 percent from the field, the second-best field goal percentage defense in the NBA.

The Celtics connected on a season-high 60-percent of their shots Monday.

Boston broke open a 21-all tie in the first with a 10-4 run to end the quarter and lead 31-25. Boston pushed its lead to double figures in the second quarter and took a 59-50 lead into the half.

Orlando got back into the game in the third as they cut into Boston's lead and made it a one-possession game after a basket by Nikola Vucevic which cut Boston's lead to 65-62. Vucevic finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Arron Afflalo led the Magic with 18 points and seven assists.