Celtics Cruise Past Jazz For Fifth Consecutive Victory

BOSTON (AP) – Kevin Garnett scored 21 points, Paul Pierce added
20 and Rajon Rondo had 12 assists on Friday night to lead the
Boston Celtics to their fifth straight win, a 110-86 victory over
the Utah Jazz.
      Deron Williams had a season-low five points for the Jazz, who
have lost three in a row. Earl Watson scored 12 for Utah, while
Paul Millsap, Gordon Hayward and Andrei Kirilenko had 11 apiece.
      Glen “Big Baby” Davis scored 15 and Semih Erden had a
career-high 14 points for Boston, which scored the last 11 points
of the first half and never trailed by fewer than 17 in the second.
      Williams made just one basket – his fewest in almost 12 months –
to end a string of 48 straight regular-season games of double-digit
scoring.
      
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