Celtics squeak by Magic in Orlando

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Updated: November 8, 2013

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Brandon Bass scored 16 points and the Boston
Celtics beat the Orlando Magic for the ninth straight time with a 91-89 win on
Friday night.

Avery Bradley had 14 points and Jordan Crawford and Courtney Lee both scored
13 for the Celtics, who have won back-to-back games after starting the season
0-4.

Arron Afflalo had a game-high 23 points for the Magic, who had a three-game
winning streak snapped — their longest since Dec. 14-19. Nikola Vucevic had
12 points in the first quarter but scored just two after that. He finished
with a game-best 13 rebounds.

Afflalo’s foot was on the 3-point line on a jumper he banked in from the left
corner with 4.6 seconds left to get the Magic within 90-89. Bradley missed one
of his free throws at the other end, but Orlando’s Victor Oladipo was stopped
near midcourt and his desperation shot at the buzzer hit off the backboard.

The Magic’s last win against the Celtics came on Christmas in 2010. They will
get their next chance to end the streak soon — the teams play in Boston on
Monday night.