Boston Celtics defeat Sacramento Kings, 89-69

SACRAMENTO - The Celtics finally were able to crown the Kings last night in California's capital city.

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Boston snapped an 11-game losing streak here with an ugly 89-69 victory. The Celtics improved to an NBA-best 23-3 and have won five straight games on the road. It was Boston's first win here since Feb. 16, 1996.

"My first win in Sacramento," said Paul Pierce, who is in his 10th year with the Celtics. "This is probably the only building I have...