Celtics End Kings’ Streak 95-90

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ray Allen scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists and the Boston Celtics overcame a slow start to beat the Sacramento Kings 95-90 on Tuesday night.

Paul Pierce added 15 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 to help the Celtics (37-11) pull away in the fourth quarter and clinch the Eastern Conference’s best record through games of Feb. 6. That means Boston’s Doc Rivers will coach the East in the All-Star game in Los Angeles on Feb. 20.

DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans finished with 20 points apiece for a Kings team that returned to its losing form. They were coming off wins against two of the Western Conference’s elite — the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Hornets — but missed out on their first three-game winning streak this season.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • wakeup1943

    Celtics stop Kings streak????? What the hay kind of streak is 2 games.
    Hope they like moving to another location. Oh, by the way…Maloofs, where is Sacramento’s $64,000,000.00?

  • kingfan

    Yeah, they lost but they lost to the best team in the league right now. This bunch of kids played pretty good throughout most of the game. They didn’t quit and they’re playing a lot better. It’s a process. And yeah they beat the Lakers, but the Lakers aren’t playing like they’re a championship team right now. But I hope we get the same result on April 13.

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