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                    === Celtics visit the Magic Kingdom ===
 ( - The Boston Celtics were able to capture that elusive
 first win of the season last time out, so now they'll try to solve their road
 woes when they open a tour through Florida Friday against the Orlando Magic.
 The Celtics will also visit the Miami Heat Saturday night.
 Boston lost its first four games of the season and avoided its first 0-5 start
 since 1946-47 with Wednesday's 97-87 triumph versus the winless Utah Jazz.
 Brandon Bass and Jeff Green scored 20 and 18 points, respectively, while
 rookie Kelly Olynyk added 14 points off the bench.
 Celtics head coach Brad Stevens earned his first win at the NBA level and his
 squad was able to fend off a furious Utah rally. The Jazz outscored Boston
 25-13 in the fourth quarter before the hosts ended the rally. The Celtics also
 recorded a season-high 22 assists.
 "Winning's more fun than losing. But at the same time, I think we played two
 pretty-good games back-to-back, so that's the most positive thing moving
 forward," Stevens said. "And hopefully we feel better about ourselves as we
 move forward."
 Boston scored 20 points off 22 Utah turnovers and got a big night from veteran
 Gerald Wallace, who had nine points, nine boards and three assists off the
 "I think each player in the NBA has got to sacrifice a little bit of their
 game, and he sacrifices a lot," Green said of Wallace. "Coming off the bench,
 the minutes he's playing, his style of play ... he sacrifices a lot. It shows
 true ownership of his character and you can never question who he is."
 After losing back-to-back road games to start the season, the Magic have won
 three in a row to start a four-game homestand.
 In Wednesday's improbable 98-90 victory over the mighty Los Angeles Clippers,
 Orlando had a 26-16 advantage in the fourth quarter and was led by Nikola
 Vucevic's career-high tying 30 points and 21 rebounds. E'Twaun Moore scored 12
 points off the bench, while Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson and Victor Oladipo
 all netted 11 points.
 "They made their run and we took the blow," Nelson said. "We executed well, we
 stuck to our game plan and even when they executed against our game plan and
 were successful, we stuck with it."
 Los Angeles outscored Orlando 32-15 in the third quarter and took a 74-72 edge
 into the fourth. But the Magic took care of business at the end.
 Orlando, which led by as many as 19 points in the first half, has now won 11
 of the last 13 meetings with the Clippers, one of the favorites to win the
 Western Conference. Former Magic sharpshooter J.J. Redick had 17 points in the
 The Magic lost all three meetings with the Celtics last season and is winless
 in the past eight games in this series. Boston has won three in a row at
 11/08 10:15:20 ET