Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Celtics Take a Commanding 2-0 Series Lead

Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo combined for 53 points leading the Boston Celtics with an all-important win in game 2, 95-92. Pierce had 17 of his 28 points in the first half that saw the C's build an 11 point lead in the first quarter with 23-12 on Pierce 3 pointer. But Orlando responded with a 16-2 run to take the lead on JJ Redick's 3 pointer. It was a tight match from then on the first half with the Celtics leading by only 2 points 53-51. In the third quarter, the Celtics responded a run on their own leading by as much as 10 points, 70-60. But Orlando surge a series of rallies and taste the lead once more on Carter's jumper making its a 90-89 count. But Kevin Garnett replied with a jumper on his own. With the Celtics leading 93-92, Pierce was fouled attempting a jumper and made the two charities making it 95-92. In the next play, Carter was fouled while getting to the hoop. But Carter missed the 2 fouled shots given. The Orlando magic has another chance of sending the game into overtime but Jameer Nelson's long 3 pointer at the buzzer fell short. Dwight Howard was superb in this game scoring 30 points while Vince Carter and JJ Reddick had 16 points apiece for the Magic.


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