Monday, May 17, 2010

Celtics Hand Magic First Loss in Playoffs

The Boston Celtics brought the Magic back down to earth as they won 92-88 . It was a statement win for the Celtics after the Magic went on a 14 game winning straight bridging from the regular season and the playoffs. They won 8 straight in the playoffs with most of the games won by a very large number. But now the challenge has been issued by the Celtics as they are a formidable opponent by the Magic in the playoffs. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined for 47 points to lead the Celtics and Rasheed Wallace also making a big contribution scoring 13 points. Allen scored 25 points and Pierce added 22 points needing only 8 shots. The Celtics were superb throughout the game, leading by as much as 20 points,thus, making defensive stops when the Magic made a rally in the third and fourth quarter. Vince Carter lead the Magic with 23 points and Dwight Howard saddled by foul trouble in most part of the game, scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds but had 7 turnovers.


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