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BOSTON (AP) - Avery Bradley scored 24 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic for the second time in four days, 120-105 on Monday night.

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Kelly Olynyk, Jordan Crawford and Jeff Green each had 16 points for Boston, which has won four straight after opening the season with four losses under first-year coach Brad Stevens. The Celtics shot 60 percent (51 for 85).

Arron Afflalo had 18 points and seven assists, Victor Oladipo scored 17 points and Nikola Vucevic had 15 points and 10 boards for Orlando, which dropped its 16th straight road game.

It was Boston's 10th straight win in the series, dating back to the Magic's victory at home on Christmas in 2010. The Celtics won 91-89 at Orlando on Friday night.

The Celtics led by nine at the half and took complete control early in the third behind Bradley's scoring.

Bradley nailed his first four shots in the quarter to go along with two free throws, pushing Boston's lead to 75-64 midway into the third. The Celtics extended it to 87-72 on Courtney Lee's 3-pointer from the left corner with 53 seconds left in the quarter and led by 13 heading to the fourth.

They didn't let the Magic back into it in the final quarter, opening a 98-80 lead on Green's jumper from the left corner with 8 1/2 minutes to play. Lee's putback gave Boston its first 20-point lead of the night, 104-84, with 6:35 left.

The closest the Magic got the rest of the way was 12 points.

Boston shot 62.5 percent in the first half and held a 59-50 halftime edge.

Behind a strong shooting start in the opening quarter, the Celtics led 31-25 at the end of one. Boston connected on 13 of 19 attempts in the quarter.

After the Magic pulled to 39-37 midway into the second, the Celtics went on a 16-6 run over the ensuing 5 minutes en route to their halftime advantage.

NOTES: Stevens didn't want to talk about how well his team's defense has been just yet before the game. ''I'm the wrong person to talk to about that,'' he said before saying, ''it could be a lot better.'' The Celtics entered the night allowing the sixth-fewest points per game. ... The Magic was playing good defense, too, holding opponents to the second-lowest shooting percentage (.403) entering Monday. ... The game was the nightcap of a NHL/NBA doubleheader in TD Garden. The Bruins beat Tampa Bay 3-0 in the afternoon. ... The Celtics held a moment of silence for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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