WASHINGTON (AFP / AFP) – Paul Pierce scored 19 points and gave seven assists to lead the Celtics to 87-56 victory over the visitors Orlando Magic in Boston in the continuation of the NBA basketball competition on Monday (Tuesday GMT).
It was the first victory for the Celtics on a winning team in the NBA season is shortened.
Boston Celtics overcame a number of players who are sidelined by injuries, including the main guard Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen.
Rondo missed three consecutive games since suffering an injury to her right wrist, while Allen suffered an injury to left ankle when his team win over Washington last Sunday.
The Celtics also played without forward Mickael Pietrus is reinforced by the French – a shoulder injury – guard Keyon Dooling and center Chris Wilcox.
Brandon Bass to help fill the void of a number of major players, with selepasnya netted 19 points off the bench, and veteran players Kevin Garnett added 14 points with 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who posted a 0-6 win-loss record this season against teams who has a record win more.
Dwight Howard led Orlando with 18 points and 14 rebounds, but no other Magic players who scored a “double figures.”
Howard enters the game by scoring 26 points to surpass Nick Anderson as the top scorer of all time was limited to the Magic scored only 18 points by shooting 4-of-15 times the chance of a shot.
Orlando only able to reach 24.6 percent pitch in those games.