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Jordan Crawford scores 22, Celtics defeat Nuggets

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The Boston Celtics shot 43-83 (51.8%) from the field and turned it over on only nine possessions, in a 106-98 win over the Denver Nuggets. Boston (9-12) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

Jordan Crawford scored 22 points on 9-13 shooting, including 2-4 on 3-point attempts, in a good performance. Other key players for Boston included Kris Humphries with 18 points and 7 rebounds, and Brandon Bass with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Ty Lawson put up 20 points for Denver on 6-14 shooting from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line. Timofey Mozgov added 10 points and 6 rebounds.

In addition to their eFG% of 55.4%, the Celtics recorded a TO% of 10.0%. They are 1-0 this season when turning the ball over on fewer than 10% of their possessions while also eclipsing 55% in eFG%. On the other hand, the Nuggets are 0-1 when allowing such performances to their opponents.

Denver (11-8) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to Cleveland on Wednesday.

Coming up, the Celtics square off against the New York Knicks, who are 5-13 on the season. The Nuggets go up against the Philadelphia 76ers, currently sitting at 7-13 this year.


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