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BOSTON -- Nothing could stop Bostons Jared Sullinger on Friday night. Darrelle Revis Youth Jersey . Not a bruised left hand. Not the dislocated index finger on his right. And certainly not the Sacramento Kings. Sullinger scored 14 of his career-high 31 points in the fourth quarter, igniting a 15-0 surge that sent the Celtics to a 99-89 victory over the Kings and their longest winning streak in more than two months. Sullinger, who also pulled down 16 rebounds, hit just four of his first 10 shots from the field, but the second-year centre drained 10 of his final 14 as Boston closed the game on a 25-15 run. "I think he feels better every day," Boston coach Brad Stevens said. "Fair or unfair, thats who we need him to be. And so thats the opportunity in front of him. "Im not saying that you have to get a double-double every day, but hes darn near capable of that." Jerryd Bayless added 19 points and Jeff Green had 17 for the Celtics, who won their third straight game for the first time since Dec. 3-8. And they did it without their starting backcourt. Rajon Rondo (soreness) and Avery Bradley (ankle) both sat out, allowing Bayless and rookie Phil Pressey to run the offence. But it was Sullinger who helped overcome their absence. The 6-foot-9, 280-pound inside force scored in nearly every way imaginable during his remarkable run in the fourth. He scored on layups, a dunk, a foul shot, a 3-pointer and capped his memorable performance with a nifty turnaround fadeaway on the baseline that kept Boston on top by 14 with 3 minutes to play. "I just went out and played my game," said Sullinger, who had season-ending back surgery last year. "I have been doing it for the last couple of games and just have been letting it go." DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 31 points and 16 rebounds, but was on the sideline for much of Bostons final push. He went to the bench late in the third with the Celtics up by three, and by the time he returned 4:10 into the fourth, Bostons lead had ballooned to 11. "I dont think I came in focused tonight," Cousins said. "There were some outside things that strike me tonight, so I blame myself for tonights loss." Isaiah Thomas had 24 points and Derrick Williams had 11 points and 12 boards for the Kings, who had won two straight. Sullinger actually heated up in the third, stringing together six straight points during a 10-0 run that handed the Celtics a 59-52 lead midway through the quarter. Boston came out firing in the fourth, opening an early 11-point lead on the heels of two 3-pointers from Bayless, who also displayed his defensive skills when he hustled back on a break to block a wide-open layup by Ben McLemore with 7:45 to play. "Just try and make plays. When you play well together, things work out," Bayless said. "It takes time for people to jell and right now you can see we are starting to jell a bit." Bayless block only sparked the Celtics -- Sullinger in particular -- further. He followed the swat with a rebound and putback, delivered a three-point play, hit a 3 and added the fadeaway to help preserve the lead. "Tip your hat to Jared Sullinger," Sacramento coach Michael Malone said. "He came out and dominated us tonight." Rondo had played in eight games since missing nearly a year with a torn ACL, and the four-time All Star has been rounding into form, averaging 13.5 points, 10.5 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in Bostons last two games. Sacramento was missing one of its top threats as well. Rudy Gay, averaging 20.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, sat out with an illness. NOTES: Boston C Vitor Faverani (knee) and Sacramento G Marcus Thornton (hip) also did not play. . Cousins was averaging 25 points and 13 rebounds over his last two games. He scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the first quarter Friday. . Sacramento lost its sixth straight in Boston. . Boston shot 45.5 per cent (40 of 88) in the opening half, while Sacramento shot 35.6 per cent (31 of 87). . Thomas and Bayless got into a scuffle with 5:11 remaining, and both players had to be separated by teammates and referees. . Bradley has missed six of the last eight games with a sprained right ankle. Wesley Walker Jersey . -- Andrew Wiggins is from Canada, Wayne Selden from Massachusetts and Joel Embiid from the African nation of Cameroon. Wesley Walker Jets Jersey . 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That lopsided victory halted Floridas eight-game road losing streak in this series, as the Panthers won in the Steel City for the first time since Jan. 3, 2009. The clubs will meet in Sunrise on Monday to complete the home-and-home. The Panthers are on a four-game point streak (3-0-1) and all three victories during that stretch came via the shootout, pushing Floridas record in tiebreakers to 4-4 on the season. After beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 in an NHL-record 20-round shootout on Tuesday, the Panthers won by the same score in a shorter battle Thursday in Philadelphia. Dave Bollands goal to start the sixth round proved to be the decisive score against the Flyers, as Roberto Luongo turned aside Sean Couturiers ensuing attempt to end the game. Scottie Upshall lit the lamp in regulation for the Panthers, while Luongo made 25 saves through regulation and overtime. I thought we played a solid game, not a great game, but a solid game, said Panthers coach Gerard Gallant. We were able to come out of here with two points in Philly and its a big two points for us. Brad Boyes sat out Thursdays game for Florida and the forward is questionable toniight with an upper-body injury. Matt Forte Womens Jersey. The Panthers are capping a brief two-game road trip Saturday. They are 7-4-2 as the guest this season. Pittsburgh welcomed Sidney Crosby back to the lineup on Thursday, but Blake Comeau and Marc-Andre Fleury made the difference in the Pens 1-0 overtime victory against visiting Colorado. Comeau scored the games only goal at 2:24 of overtime, while Fleury stopped all 29 shots sent his way for the shutout. Fleury has a career-best six shutouts this season and also is leading the league in that category. Fleury was tested for the mumps Wednesday, but was able to start the following night when the results came back negative. Crosby wasnt so lucky, as he missed three games due to the illness, but he was back in action on Thursday. It took probably a period to get used to the speed. The fact you miss some time you feel it early on, but once you get in the game you start to feel more comfortable, Crosby said. Pittsburghs captain logged 20 minutes, 19 seconds of ice time and registered three shots on goal. Crosby has 35 points on nine goals and 26 assists over 28 games this season. The Penguins could get another key forward back in the lineup tonight, as winger Chris Kunitz is questionable after missing the past eight games with a fracture in his foot. On Friday, he completed his first full practice since suffering the injury on Nov. 29. Kunitz has nine goals and 11 assists in 23 games this season. Pittsburgh announced Friday that defenseman Olli Maatta has been diagnosed with the mumps. He was already sidelined with an upper-body injury. Fleury is 11-8-0 with a 2.62 goals against average in his career against Florida and is expected to start again tonight. Luongo is likely to get the call for the Panthers. 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