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The Magic entered this week's five-game homestand knowing it was an opportunity to set their record straight. The next three weeks really will probably set the Magic toward whatever type of season they will have -- a battle for ping pong balls and some measure of respect at the bottom or a potential surprise Playoff fight.
With Detroit, Cleveland, Boston, San Antonio and Brooklyn coming to town before an always-difficult December West Coast trip, several players noted how important these next five games are.
So far, so good with Orlando scoring wins over Detroit and Cleveland to start things off.
"It was important, especially in the five-game home stretch," Glen Davis said of scoring the win over the Cavaliers on Friday. "We need to get all these games as possible and try to get back to .500 to compete for a chance to be somewhere in the postseason. And also for our confidence and our young guys to make sure that they learn and understand what we have ...
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Glen Davis is off to a hot start in his second full season with the Orlando Magic. The power forward is averaging nearly 15 points and 9 rebounds per game, and new Orlando head coach Jacque Vaughn has even named him a co-captain along with point guard Jameer Nelson. Davis never really seemed to fulfill his potential with the Boston Celtics, and he recently spoke about the difference...
BOUND FOR THE FLOOR
"I'm coming for you Magic Johnson"
The Celtics defeated the Magic 116 to 110, in a game that the Celtics looked to be in control of early with a 12 point lead in the first half. The second half was however a different story when the Magic worked their magic from beyond the arc as Arron Afflalo, JJ Redick and Jameer Nelson all had threes leading to a 34 point third...
Fantastic crossover by the one time all star point guard, Jameer Nelson. Unfortunately, you need to sink the basket or at least take the ball to the hole if you are going to leave your defender looking like he just had his leg chopped off by a zombie. Or a fat person falling and not getting up.
In related news, the Orlando Magic almost beat the Celtics in this game. That...
Jameer Nelson pulled off one of the most simple non-crossovers I have seen in quite sometime, and it sent Paul Pierce tumbling to the ground. Check out how Pierce’s legs just buckled underneath him as Jameer created more than space. Paul was forced to pick up his jock-strap following the embarrassment.
And yes, Jameer missed the shot.
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Paul Pierce had a good game in their 116-110 overtime victory over the Magic Sunday night. But while Pierce poured in 23 points on the offensive end, all we want to talk about is how he almost lost a leg on the defensive end to a crossover dribble from Magic guard Jameer Nelson.
Gotta move those feet, Paul.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce added 23 points and Rajon Rondo was one rebound shy of a triple double with 15 points and 16 assists as the Boston Celtics outlasted the Orlando Magic 116-110 in overtime Sunday night.
The Celtics won their second straight and earned their sixth consecutive win over the Magic. They return home Wednesday...
On this week's podcast, we hear from J.J. Redick about Sunday's overtime loss and discuss how big this Magic homestand is along with the upcoming West Coast road trip:
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Surprised to see so much Big Baby hate. I've felt that the Celtics got the best of the deal but I though Baby was doing pretty well there. Guess not. A lot of ref complaints but I thought the refs missed stuff on both sides but didn't favor either. Of course, what would a CFTOS be without a Paul Pierce wheelchair reference? My favorite comments are in bold. ...
The young Orlando Magic acknowledge they still have much to learn. They also know they could get an important lesson from their next game.
The Magic will attempt to bounce back from the first loss on their season-high homestand Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, who will seek a season-high fifth straight win and eighth in a row on the road.
With a new coach, three returning...
The Celtics hold on in Orlando tonight to beat the Magic 116-110 in OT. Looked like the Celtics would continue their stellar play from Friday night early, but a nightmare 3rd quarter where Boston’s defense vanished and Orlando shot the lights out made this a nail biter.
The Green: Rondo came out of the gate on a mission. He had 4 assists in the first 4 minutes of the game, 9 at...
(12-3) vs. (5-8)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Spurs by 7.5
Tickets: $3-$900 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; April 3 in San Antonio
The Celtics play tonight, November 25, at 6 p.m. in Orlando. They will face the 5-7 Magic who, despite being below .500, are 4-2 at home, with wins against Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, and Cleveland. They beat the Cavs in Orlando on Friday night 108-104. The Celtics are looking to improve to 8-6 on the season.
Among the faces Boston will see is old friend "Big Baby" Davis...
Boston Celtics (7-6) vs. Orlando Magic (5-7)
Glen Davis has been looking forward to this game for a while now. Not only are the Magic in the midst of a five-game home stand, one that could very well set their season in one direction or another. OK, maybe most people expect it to go south, but the Magic have to play the games and have a chance to get into the Playoff picture...