Monday, December 18, 2017
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Magic ceases two slides vs. Celtics

ORLANDO — Arron Afflalo had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Tobias Harris added 18 points and the Magic ended a season-high 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 win over the Celtics on Sunday.

After several ties in the fourth quarter, Harris hit two free throws with 10.1 seconds remaining to give Orlando the victory. The win also ends a 10-game regular-season losing streak to the Celtics.

"The emphasis was to win," Afflalo said. "I thought we did that because I could feel no personal agendas, could feel nothing but five guys on the court and the two guys who came off the bench really looking for a way to get a victory."

Boston has lost nine straight on the road and 11 of 12 overall. Rajon Rondo had six points and four assists in his second game back from a torn ACL.

Bonding Lakers win: Nick Young returned from suspension to score 29 and the Lakers beat the host Raptors 112-106 for just their third win in 15 games. Young, who was suspended for Friday's victory at Boston after throwing a punch at Phoenix's Goran Dragic on Wednesday, scored 14 in the fourth quarter as the Lakers overcame a 19-point deficit. Los Angeles held a team meeting Friday after Young suggested his teammates had not stood up enough for him after a hard foul by Suns center Alex Len. Young called the meeting "a turning point" in the season. "We had an altercation that woke us all up, and we're out there battling with each other now," Young said.

Game highlights: Kevin Durant, coming off a career-high 54-point game Friday, scored 30 as the host Thunder beat the Kings 108-93. Durant scored at least 30 for the seventh straight game. … Patty Mills scored 20 and the host Spurs kept the Bucks winless in 2014, 110-82. … Channing Frye scored 30 as the host Suns beat the Nuggets 117-103.

Around the league: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker is expected to miss 10-14 days with a second-degree sprain in his left ankle. … Pacers forward David West was fined $15,000 by the NBA for elbowing the Clippers' Blake Griffin in the jaw Saturday. The league also fined Kings coach Michael Malone $25,000 for screaming at an official after a loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

Magic 93, Celtics 91

BOSTON (91): Green 4-11 13-15 22, Sullinger 3-8 1-1 8, Humphries 8-15 2-2 18, Rondo 3-10 0-0 6, Bradley 7-21 4-4 18, Bayless 2-4 0-0 4, Bass 2-7 0-0 4, Wallace 0-1 0-0 0, Pressey 1-7 0-0 2, Olynyk 3-6 2-2 9. Totals 33-90 22-24 91.

ORLANDO (93): Afflalo 7-16 4-5 20, Harris 5-10 8-12 18, Davis 8-16 1-1 17, Nelson 3-10 9-10 16, Oladipo 2-8 5-5 9, O'Quinn 4-6 2-3 10, Moore 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 30-71 29-36 93.

Boston 26 20 18 27— 91

Orlando 18 35 13 27— 93

3-Point GoalsBoston 3-13 (Olynyk 1-1, Green 1-2, Sullinger 1-2, Wallace 0-1, Pressey 0-2, Bradley 0-5), Orlando 4-15 (Afflalo 2-3, Moore 1-3, Nelson 1-5, Oladipo 0-2, Harris 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBoston 51 (Humphries 12), Orlando 56 (Afflalo 13). AssistsBoston 16 (Pressey 5), Orlando 20 (Nelson 10). Total FoulsBoston 25, Orlando 18. TechsOrlando defensive three second 2. A17,548.

Lakers 112, Raptors 106

L.A. LAKERS (112): W.Johnson 2-4 2-2 8, Kelly 5-7 6-6 17, Gasol 8-20 6-6 22, Marshall 4-10 0-0 10, Meeks 4-10 2-3 11, Young 7-13 10-11 29, Harris 3-8 0-0 7, Hill 3-4 0-0 6, Sacre 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 37-80 26-28 112.

TORONTO (106): Ross 4-11 0-0 10, A.Johnson 6-13 0-0 13, Valanciunas 2-3 0-0 4, Lowry 8-13 2-2 21, DeRozan 10-24 3-4 23, Patterson 7-12 1-2 17, Vasquez 5-11 0-0 11, Hayes 2-2 3-3 7, Stone 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-90 9-11 106.

L.A. Lakers 29 25 28 30— 112

Toronto 36 22 23 25— 106

3-Point GoalsLakers 12-22 (Young 5-7, W.Johnson 2-3, Marshall 2-3, Harris 1-2, Kelly 1-2, Meeks 1-5), Tor 9-30 (Lowry 3-7, Patterson 2-4, Ross 2-7, A.Johnson 1-4, Vasquez 1-5, DeRozan 0-3). Fouled OutNone. RebsLakers 37 (Gasol 9), Tor 56 (Patterson, Valanciunas 7). AstsLakers 20 (Marshall 11), Tor 30 (Lowry 9). FoulsLakers 13, Tor 21. TechsDeRozan, Ross. A17,706.

Thunder 108, Kings 93

SACRAMENTO (93): Gay 3-7 0-0 6, Thompson 5-10 1-2 11, Cousins 6-17 4-6 16, Thomas 11-18 12-13 38, Thornton 0-3 0-0 0, Gray 1-1 0-0 2, Williams 1-5 3-4 5, Acy 0-3 0-0 0, McLemore 3-6 2-2 9, Fredette 0-3 0-0 0, Landry 3-4 0-1 6. Totals 33-77 22-28 93.

OKLAHOMA CITY (108): Durant 10-15 7-9 30, Ibaka 9-13 2-3 20, Perkins 2-8 3-7 7, Jackson 4-16 6-6 16, Sefolosha 4-5 0-0 10, Fisher 2-9 0-0 4, Adams 0-2 0-0 0, Collison 4-6 2-3 10, Lamb 4-10 0-0 10, Jones 0-0 1-2 1, Ivey 0-1 0-0 0, Roberson 0-1 0-0 0, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-86 21-30 108.

Sacramento 30 22 22 19— 93

Oklahoma City 28 29 32 19— 108

3-Point GoalsSac 5-17 (Thomas 4-8, McLemore 1-3, Williams 0-1, Gay 0-1, Thornton 0-2, Fredette 0-2), OkC 9-21 (Durant 3-5, Sefolosha 2-2, Jackson 2-4, Lamb 2-5, Perkins 0-1, Ivey 0-1, Fisher 0-3). Fouled OutAcy, Adams. RebsSac 54 (Cousins 14), OkC 52 (Collison, Adams 7). AstsSac 17 (Thomas 6), OkC 23 (Durant 9). Total FoulsSac 22, OkC 24. TechsGay 2, Thompson, Sac three second, OkC three second. Ejected—Gay. A18,203.

Spurs 110, Bucks 82

MILWAUKEE (82): Antetokounmpo 4-10 0-0 11, Ilyasova 1-6 0-0 2, Sanders 4-8 2-4 10, Knight 8-16 3-3 21, Ridnour 1-5 0-0 2, Mayo 0-4 0-0 0, Middleton 4-7 0-2 8, Henson 5-11 0-1 10, Raduljica 1-3 0-0 2, Udoh 1-3 2-2 4, Neal 1-8 0-0 3, Wolters 3-7 3-5 9. Totals 33-88 10-17 82.

SAN ANTONIO (110): Leonard 5-9 1-1 11, Duncan 4-7 3-7 11, Diaw 2-3 0-1 4, Joseph 4-8 2-2 12, Belinelli 5-8 2-2 14, Mills 8-12 0-0 20, Ginobili 0-3 1-2 1, Ayres 5-6 3-3 13, Baynes 4-6 1-1 9, De Colo 5-10 0-0 13, Thomas 1-4 0-2 2. Totals 43-76 13-21 110.

Milwaukee 16 22 22 22— 82

San Antonio 29 24 31 26— 110

3-Point GoalsMil 6-21 (Antetokounmpo 3-6, Knight 2-4, Neal 1-5, Ilyasova 0-1, Wolters 0-1, Mayo 0-2, Middleton 0-2), San Ant 11-18 (Mills 4-6, De Colo 3-4, Belinelli 2-3, Joseph 2-3, Leonard 0-1, Ginobili 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMil 41 (Henson 11), San Ant 62 (Duncan 13). AssistsMil 19 (Knight, Wolters, Ridnour, Neal 3), San Ant 28 (Ginobili, Mills 7). Total FoulsMilwaukee 18, San Antonio 16. A18,096.

Suns 117, Nuggets 103

DENVER (103): Chandler 7-18 0-0 17, Faried 1-5 1-2 3, Hickson 5-11 4-7 14, Lawson 6-14 5-6 17, Fournier 6-11 2-2 17, Mozgov 2-5 3-5 7, Robinson 3-8 2-2 9, Q.Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Randolph 6-9 5-6 19. Totals 36-82 22-30 103.

PHOENIX (117): Tucker 1-4 3-4 6, Frye 12-16 1-2 30, Plumlee 1-5 0-0 2, Dragic 6-11 3-6 15, Green 4-8 0-0 9, Barbosa 6-13 1-2 13, Mark.Morris 6-12 4-5 16, Len 3-4 3-4 9, Smith 3-8 1-2 7, Marc.Morris 4-10 1-1 10. Totals 46-91 17-26 117.

Denver 25 31 23 24— 103

Phoenix 34 28 22 33— 117

3-Point GoalsDen 9-28 (Fournier 3-4, Chandler 3-12, Randolph 2-4, Robinson 1-4, Q.Miller 0-1, Lawson 0-3), Pho 8-19 (Frye 5-7, Green 1-2, Tucker 1-3, Marc.Morris 1-5, Barbosa 0-1, Dragic 0-1). Fouled OutChandler. RebsDen 50 (Hickson 13), Pho 58 (Tucker 9). AstsDen 18 (Lawson 14), Pho 23 (Dragic 6). Total FoulsDen 23, Pho 20. Flagrant Fouls—Chandler. A16,211.

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