Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON -- The short-handed Celtics won their third straight game Friday night, cruising to a 97-84 victory over the woeful Magic. Five days after he and his team learned Rajon Rondo would be lost for the season, rookie Jared Sullinger underwent back surgery and also will be lost for the year. But after beating Miami in double overtime Sunday, the Celtics have disposed of two weak opponents and the three-game winning streak, coming on the heels of losing six in a row, has Boston back to .500 at 23-23. The Magic lost their eighth in a row, their 19th in the last 21 games; and the seventh straight to the Celtics. Orlando is 0-13 against the Atlantic Division. Boston's Paul Pierce scored 14 points and had 11 rebounds and seven assists in 29 minutes, while Jeff Green came off the bench to score 17 points. Kevin Garnett had 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Celtics had six players reach double figures for the second straight game. The Boston ...
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