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Celtics lock up East’s 7th seed


April 13. 2013 11:14PM
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Courtney Lee scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 17 as the Boston Celtics cruised to a 120-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.


The win locked up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference for Boston, which never trailed in winning its eighth straight over Orlando.


All five Celtics starters reached double figures, with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scoring 14 and 12 points, respectively, after resting Friday against Miami.


Tobias Harris led the Magic with 22 points, and Nik Vucevic added 16 points and 12 rebounds.


Orlando hasn’t won back-to-back games since December. The Magic play their final home game of season on Monday against Chicago, and head to Miami for the season finale on Wednesday.


The Celtics conclude their regular-season schedule against Indiana on Tuesday and visit Toronto on Wednesday.


Bobcats 95, Bucks 85


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker had 21 points, Josh McRoberts nearly had a triple-double and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the Milwaukee Bucks their ninth straight road loss.


The loss locks the Bucks into eighth place in the Eastern Conference, meaning they’ll draw the defending champion Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.


Timberwolves 105, Suns 93


MINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio had a career-high 24 points, 10 assists and five steals, and J.J. Barea scored 16 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Phoenix Suns.


Derrick Williams added 15 points and six boards for the Wolves, who gave coach Rick Adelman victory No. 1,001.




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