Celtics top Magic

Rajon Rondo scored 11 of his 26 points in the third quarter as the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 91-80 on Sunday.

Orlando 80 at Boston 91

Rajon Rondo scored 11 of his 26 points in the third quarter as the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 91-80 on Sunday.

Boston led 46-43 at halftime and stretched that to 70-55 with 3:36 left in the third quarter. At that point, the Celtics had made nine of their 10 shots in the period while the Magic had hit just 4-of-18.

Orlando scored the last six points of the third quarter, cutting the lead to 70-61, but the Celtics came right back with a 7-2 run to go ahead 77-63. They led by at least eight the rest of the way.

Paul Pierce added 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 for the Celtics, who improved to 23-4 at home. Dwight Howard had 28 points and 13 rebounds for the Magic, who lost for the fifth time in eight games.

Celtics guard Ray Allen made two three-pointers to move within three of the NBA record of 2,560 made three-pointers held by Reggie Miller. Boston is at Charlotte on Monday night.

Clippers 79 at Heat 97

Dwyane Wade had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Heat stretched their winning streak to six games.

Chris Bosh scored 16 points, Eddie House added 15 points and LeBron James had 12 points for Miami. The Heat started the fourth quarter on an 18-4 burst to pull away.

Blake Griffin had his 42nd double-double for the season, finishing with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Randy Foye scored 15 points, Baron Davis added 14 points and Ryan Gomes added 12 points for Los Angeles, which fell to 3-17 away from home — not the best of signs for a team now two outings in to what’ll become an 11-game road trip by the end of the month. The Clippers shot 32.5 per cent in a game that ended around brunch time in Los Angeles — 11:42 a.m. Pacific time, to be precise.

76ers 103 at Knicks 11

Amare Stoudemire matched his season high with 41 points and the Knicks beat the 76ers to split a home-and-home series.

Rookie Landry Fields added a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as New York rebounded from a 100-98 loss Friday night in Philadelphia to snap a two-game losing streak and win for just the fourth time in 13 games.

Stoudemire, outplayed by Elton Brand on Friday, shot 17-of-21 from the field in his 17th career 40-point game. Raymond Felton had 13 points and 13 assists as the Knicks shot a season-best 59.7 per cent.

Brand scored 28 points for Philadelphia, which could have moved within a game of New York for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Pacers 105 at Nets 86

Dahntay Jones scored a season-high 18 points and Indiana remained unbeaten in four games under interim coach Frank Vogel.

Mike Dunleavy added 17 points and hit a three-pointer to ignite an early 10-point run that put the Pacers ahead for good.

Devin Harris had 13 points and seven assists and Brook Lopez added 13 points for New Jersey, which lost its third straight.

Indiana had six players score in double figures. Paul George added 14 points, Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert had 11 points apiece and Darren Collison had 10 points. Indiana has scored at least 100 points in each of its four games since Vogel replaced Jim O’Brien a week ago Sunday.