Rajon Rondo put up 19 points and added 10 assists and 6 rebounds in a spectacular all-around effort to lead the Boston Celtics to a victory over the Orlando Magic, 96-89. This is only the third win for Boston (16-33) in its last 10 games.
Rondo went 9-11 from the field (1-3 on 3-point attempts) in a strong performance. He tallied 3 steals as well. Boston also got solid performances from Jared Sullinger with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Brandon Bass with 19 points and 9 rebounds. On 6-12 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-8 from the free throw line, Arron Afflalo scored 18 points for Orlando in the loss.
This drops Orlando (13-36) to 1-3 versus Boston on the season.
Coming up next, the Celtics battle the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 15-33 on the year. The Magic meet the Indiana Pacers, currently 36-10 this season. The Celtics have a 0-1 record against Philadelphia this season. The Magic have a 0-1 record against Indiana this season.