December 16, 2018
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Rozier, Celtics hold off Magic 92-83

John Raoux | AP
John Raoux | AP
Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier shoots in front of Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic during the second half of their game Friday night in Orlando,Fla.

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

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.

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