Celtics Coast to 119-95 Victory Over Hapless Kings

Filed at 10:03 p.m. EST

BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce scored 25 points and Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 13 assists to lead the to a 119-95 victory over the on Wednesday night.

Pierce scored 15 points in the first quarter as Boston got off to a quick start to bounce back from surprising home loss to Houston on Monday night. The Celtics had been 5-5 since Christmas, when they lost to the to end a 14-game winning streak.

Reserve Carl Landry scored 17 points and Beno Udrih had 16 for Sacramento, which has lost 12 consecutive road games. The Kings lost 136-133 in overtime to the in Washington on Tuesday night and arrived in Boston at 3:30 a.m., just beating the worst of the blizzard that blanketed the Boston area with more than a foot of snow.

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