Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Paul Pierce scored 25 points in 26 minutes and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 119-95 victory over Sacramento to snap their two-game losing streak.
Boston played its eighth game without Kevin Garnett, but hardly needed him — Pierce was one of eight Celtics scorers in double digits Wednesday.
Nate Robinson had 16 points, Ray Allen scored 14 despite a sore left shoulder and Glen Davis, Marquis Daniels and Von Wafer each chipped in 12.
Rajon Rondo contributed just 10 points in the win, but he had a game-high 13 assists. Semih Erden also scored 10 in the win, which moved Boston to 1-1 on a six-game homestand that began with a loss to Houston on Monday.
Sacramento was led by Carl Landry’s 17 points off the bench. Beno Udrih scored 16 for the Kings, who have lost five of their last seven games.
The Kings played without reigning Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans for the third straight game because of a sprained left ankle.