PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics reach 50 victories for the first time in 16 years by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 100-86 on Monday night.
The Celtics opened with a 15-0 run, won their ninth straight game and reached the 50-win mark for the first time since they finished the 1991-92 season 51-31.
Andre Miller scored 22 points and Andre Iguodala had 17 for the Sixers, who had an eight-game home winning streak snapped.
Cavaliers 88, Trail Blazers 80
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his seventh triple-double of the season, and Cleveland rallied in the second half.
It is the 17th triple-double of James' career.
Joe Smith, playing in place of Ben Wallace, who missed the second half with back spasms, scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half.
LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 25 points.
Magic 123, Hawks 112
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 26 points and 16 rebounds, Hedo Turkoglu had the second triple-double of his career, and Orlando rolled past Atlanta.
Turkoglu had 23 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds as the Magic tied their season-high scoring output. Rashard Lewis added 22 points and reserve Keith Bogans had 19 as the Magic went 15-of-28 from behind the arc.
Joe Johnson scored 27 points and Mike Bibby had 23 for Atlanta, which shot 51 percent for the game, including 11-of-17 on 3-pointers, but trailed by 21 at halftime.

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