Arron Afflalo put up 20 points and added 13 rebounds and 6 assists in a complete performance to lead the Orlando Magic to a close victory over the Boston Celtics, 93-91. Orlando (11-30) has won just one of its last 10 games.
Afflalo shot 7-16 from the field (2-3 on 3-pointers) and 4-5 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Orlando were Tobias Harris with 18 points and 7 rebounds, Glen Davis with 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson with 16 points and 10 assists. On 4-11 shooting from the field and 13-15 from the free throw line, Jeff Green put up 22 points for Boston in the loss.
The Celtics posted an eFG% of just 38.3%, including 23.1% from 3-point range. This year, they are 2-9 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Magic are 6-2 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This drops Boston (14-28) to 2-1 against Orlando on the year.
Coming up next, the Magic play the Brooklyn Nets, who are 16-22 on the year. The Celtics go up against the Miami Heat, currently 29-11 this season. The Magic are 1-0 versus Brooklyn this season. The Celtics are 1-0 versus Miami this season.