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Blazers beat Celtics for 7th straight win

Boston Celtics’ Jared Sullinger, center, battles Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, left, and Chris Kaman for a loose ball in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The Portland Trail Blazers won 94-88. AP

BOSTON—Trail Blazers beat Celtics 94-88.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points as Portland extended its winning streak to seven games.

Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points.

Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger had 19 points apiece for Boston, which dropped its fifth in six games. Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo each scored 13. Rondo added eight assists and six rebounds.

The game was tied at 72-all after three quarters before the Trail Blazers took charge with a 17-5 run to start the fourth. Wesley Matthews and Lillard each hit a 3-pointer just over a minute apart.

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