Sullinger's 20 carries Celtics past Kings 106-84

Dec 31, 2014 2:48 PM

BOSTON (AP) - Jared Sullinger scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics snap a four-game losing streak with a 106-84 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday afternoon.

Kelly Olynyk added 15 points, Jae Crowder 12 and Marcus Smart 11 for Boston, which never trailed and avoided matching its longest losing streak this season.

Darren Collison and Carl Landry each scored 14 points to lead the Kings, who lost for the ninth time in 11 games.

Sacramento forward DeMarcus Cousins was ejected after collecting his second technical of the game midway into the final quarter. He finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Boston led by 16 after three quarters and pushed it to 92-67 when Olynyk's 3-pointer capped a 9-0 spurt with just over seven minutes to play.

After the basket, the teams went down the other end of the floor and Cousins, battling for position for a rebound with Smart, grabbed the guard by the arm and flung him to the floor.

Smart got up and yelled at Cousins before the pair were separated. Each were given a technical and Cousins was ejected because it was his second of the game. His other came in the first quarter.

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