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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... early at least.
Davis is looking forward to this game for more selfish reasons though. For the first time, he has what he wants for his career -- a leadership and starting role for a team. And Davis wants to show his former teammates in Boston that he has grown as a player.
Davis had a role in three losses to the Celtics last year for the Magic. But this is certainly a much different matchup. Davis is averaging a career-best 14.9 points per game while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. The field goal percentage is not so great, but Davis is still learning how to be a high usage player.
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Orlando Magic's Glen Davis attempt to save a loose ball took him 4 deep into the crowd last night.
Orlando beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-104.
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The Orlando Magic would defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday 108-104, but it was during the 4th quarter that Glen Davis would give a highlight fans won’t soon forget. Davis was attempting to save the ball, when he plowed into the crowd and had a colossal wipeout.The post Glen “Big Baby” Davis Crashes Into Crowd (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
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...
Glen Davis does not know how to stop himself -- in fact he knows he can't. When the ball is bouncing toward the sideline with a chance to be save, he said he has to go for it. He has to try and sacrifice himself for his team. Fans just have to know either to catch him or get out of the way.
As Davis soard over two, maybe three rows, of fans courtside at the Amway Center,...
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...
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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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...
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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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...
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 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...
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...