ORLANDO, Fla. — Terry Rozier and Greg Monroe each scored 17 points Friday night, helping the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic, 92-83.

Boston stopped a two-game losing streak despite shooting just 37.8 percent from the field. Al Horford had 15 points for the Celtics and Abdel Nader finished with 11.

Orlando lost for the sixth time in seven games. Reserve Shelvin Mack scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter. Jonathon Simmons and D.J. Augustin had 13 apiece.

Boston opened a 26-point lead early in the second half. Rozier hit a pair of 3-pointers and Monroe overpowered Nikola Vucevic for another driving layup to make it 62-36 with 5:25 left in the third quarter.

The Magic cut the deficit to 14 against Celtics reserves early in the fourth quarter and Boston Coach Brad Stevens put his starters back in for the last nine minutes of the game. They managed just two field goals the rest of the way, but it was still enough to hold off Orlando.

The closest the Magic could get was 90-83 on a driving layup by Mack with 41 seconds to play.


Boston’s starting five was a combined 20 of 62 from the field.

Jaylen Brown missed his third straight game with a concussion and Kyrie Irving was sidelined by a sore left knee.

76ERS 120, NETS 116: Joel Embiid had 24 points and a career-high 19 rebounds on his 24th birthday, and Robert Covington hit a key 3-pointer to lead Philadelphia at home.

J.J. Redick added 23 points, and Ben Simmons had 21 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for Philadelphia (38-30), which pulled a half-game behind idle Washington for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

RAPTORS 122, MAVERICKS 111: DeMar DeRozan made the winning basket in overtime and Toronto rallied at home to match the longest winning streak in franchise history, extending its season-best run to 11.

DeRozan scored 29 points, and Jonas Valanciunas had 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors won for the 18th time in 19 games. Kyle Lowry got the night off to rest as the Raptors played the second game of the back-to-back.


Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet each scored 14 points, helping Toronto improve to an NBA-best 29-5 at home.

Dallas had won 3 of 4. Harrison Barnes scored 27 points for the Mavericks, Dennis Smith Jr. had 19 and J.J. Barea 18.


CLIPPERS: Coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 for criticizing the officiating after a Thursday night loss to Houston.

WARRIORS: Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on his right side, joining teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list.

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