Fournier scores 24, Gordon 22 as Magic rally to beat Celtics
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics.
Rookie Mario Hezonja scored 17 points, Tobias Harris had 16 and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Magic.
Marcus Smart led Boston with 26 points. Isaiah Thomas added 23 points and Avery Bradley scored 22. The loss stopped a five-game win streak for Boston, which had beaten Orlando 113-94 two nights earlier.
The Magic trailed 95-90 when Harris made a 3-point play to start an 18-2 run. Boston made one last run. Smart's four-point play cut the deficit to 117-114 with 14.6 seconds to play, but Vucevic made two free throws and blocked a 3-point attempt to preserve the win for Orlando.