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Celtics hold off Magic, win second straight 91-89

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KYLE HIGHTOWER | November 8, 2013 10:03 PM EST | AP

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Bass had 16 points, including a pair of free-throws in the closing seconds to help the Boston Celtics hang on for a 91-89 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

Trailing by three, the Magic had a chance to tie the game in the final minute, but Arron Afflalo's jumper came from just a step inside the 3-point line.

Avery Bradley added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics.

The win is the Celtics' second straight and extends their win streak over Orlando to nine games. They will try to make it three straight Saturday at Miami.

Afflalo led the Magic with 23 points. Nik Vucevic added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The loss ends the Magic's three-game win streak.