NBA: Boston 99, Sacramento 81

Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:10 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce helped Boston break things open with a big second quarter Wednesday and the Celtics sailed to a 99-81 triumph over Sacramento.

Boston has won two in a row after dropping six straight. The Celtics backed up their double-overtime victory over Miami on Sunday.

Pierce scored 16 points and seized 10 rebounds while Kevin Garnett delivered 13 points and nine boards. Boston raced to a 21-point halftime lead by outscoring the Kings in the second period 37-14.

Brandon Bass, Jeff Green and Jason Terry all had 12 points off the bench for Boston, which shot 53 percent from the field.

Sacramento, loser of five out of six, got 19 points and 11 rebounds from Tyreke Evans. The Kings have lost two out of three to begin their six-game road trip that has stops remaining in Philadelphia, New York and Utah.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
WATCH: Eric Bledsoe shakes Clippers guard all the way off the court WATCH: Eric Bledsoe shakes Clippers guard all the way off the court
Bowling to introduce new scoring system
Lions bring stingy defense to London, aim to ground Falcons
Pirates agree to minor league deal with Stinson
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Around the Web