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January 16. 2013 11:20PM

Hornets halt Cetlics' win streak at six


New Orleans Hornets guard Austin Rivers, the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers, drives up the court during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Banknorth Garden on Wednesday. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

BOSTON -- Al-Farouq Aminu scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures as visiting New Orleans helped Austin Rivers win a family affair, 90-78, on Wednesday in the fourth father-son matchup in NBA history.

Robin Lopez had 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting and Greivis Vasquez chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who overcame the absence of Eric Gordon (sore knee) to post their sixth win in seven outings.

Kevin Garnett had a team-high 15 points and Paul Pierce mustered just 12 on 5-for-16 shooting for the Celtics, who saw their six-game winning streak come to an end.

New Orleans took advantage of Boston's struggles from the field in the fourth quarter (7-for-23) to pull away. The Hornets also excelled at the free-throw line, finishing 26-for-31.

After Jared Sullinger's jumper brought the Celtics to within four at 75-71, Vasquez scored five of his team's next seven points before Ryan Anderson added a five-point surge.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Austin Rivers received a nice round of applause upon entering the contest at the 4:19 mark of the first quarter. Rivers, who entered the game 0-for-9 from the field in his last five contests, finished with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting against the Celtics, who are coached by his father. ... Garnett (24,824) moved past Patrick Ewing for 16th place on the NBA all-time scoring list. ... Hornets G Brian Roberts rolled his left ankle while driving to the basket in the first quarter. He did not return.


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