Celtics Beat The Magic Behind Rondo’s 26

Rondo scores 26 as Celtics beat Magic 91-80

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Rajon Rondo scored 11 of his 26 points in the
third quarter when the Boston Celtics capitalized on Orlando's cold
shooting to take charge and go on to a 91-80 win over the Magic on
Sunday.
      Boston led 46-43 at halftime and stretched that to 70-55 with
3:36 left in the third quarter. At that point, the Celtics had made
9 of their 10 shots in the period while the Magic had hit just 4 of
18.
      Orlando scored the last six points of the third quarter, cutting
the lead to 70-61, but the Celtics came right back with a 7-2 run
to go ahead 77-63. They led by at least eight the rest of the way.
      Paul Pierce added 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 for the
Celtics, who improved to 23-4 at home. Dwight Howard had 28 points
and 13 rebounds for the Magic, who lost for the fifth time in eight
games.
      
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