Magic snaps 10-game losing streak, beats Celtics

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Jan 20 2014 04:24 PM | Updated as of Jan 21 2014 12:24 AM

Magic 93, Celtics 91

Arron Afflalo had 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic snap a 10-game losing streak by beating the Boston Celtics.

Glen Davis had 17 points, including nine in the final seven minutes, to spark the win. Magic (11-30) forward Tobias Harris had 18 points and hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining to provide the margin of victory.

Jeff Green led the Celtics (14-28) with 22 points. Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, in just his second game after returning from knee surgery, had six points and six assists in 21 minutes.

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Suns 117, Nuggets 103

Channing Frye scored a season-high 30 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Denver Nuggets for the third time in as many meetings this season.

Frye hit 12-of-16 shots from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point range as the Suns moved three full games in front of the Nuggets in the battle for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Markieff Morris added 16 points and guard Goran Dragic had 15 points and six assists for the Suns (23-17), who scored the first eight points on Sunday and led wire-to-wire.

Anthony Randolph had 19 points and Wilson Chandler, guard Evan Fournier and guard Ty Lawson had 17 points each for Denver (20-20), which fell back to .500 at 20-20 and has now lost three of the last four, all on the road.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)