Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 1/23/12
Despite missing five players due to injury - including Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus - the Celtics played arguably their greatest game of the entire season, manhandling the Orlando Magic at the TD Garden 87-56. The Magic drop to 11-5 as the Celtics improve to 7-9. It is the first time all season the Celtics have beaten an opponent with a winning record. The Magic held a brief three point lead in the first quarter, however Boston never really lost control of the game. They led by as many as 32, playing aggressive and energetic defense that had not been seen yet this season. The Celtics forced 25 turnovers, with 13 steals and 9 blocked shots. Boston also held the Orlando Magic to 24.6 percent shooting. Paul Pierce had 19 points, adding 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Brandon Bass continues to impress, scoring 19 points himself and grabbing 8 boards off the bench. Kevin Garnett had a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds while also getting 2 blocks and 5 steals. Avery Bra...
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