NBA: New Orleans 90, Boston 78

Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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BOSTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Greivis Vasquez produced seven points in a 12-0, fourth-quarter run Wednesday that carried New Orleans to a 90-78 victory over Boston.

The Hornets ended Boston's season-best winning streak at six games while winning for the sixth time in seven outings.

New Orleans owned a four-point lead with 6:20 to play and then held the Celtics scoreless for the next 4 minutes while building its advantage to 87-71.

The Hornets won despite the absence of Eric Gordon, who was held out of action in the second of back-to-back games after returning from knee surgery.

Al-Farouq Aminu scored 18 points and had eight rebounds for New Orleans. Robin Lopez added 17 points and Vasquez had 15 along with 11 rebounds.

The six-game winning streak had been Boston's longest since it captured 14 in a row two seasons ago.

Kevin Garnett led Boston with 15 points. The Celtics hit only 4-of-18 from 3-point range and 6-of-16 from the foul line.

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