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Celtics eliminate the Magic in six, advance to the Finals


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday May 29, 2010 1:20AM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Right when it looked like the Boston Celtics were looking old, tired and a little beat up -- again -- they come out in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals and lay a 96-84 beating on the Orlando Magic.

Typical Celtics.

Six weeks ago, this team was counted out, trudging through the mucky muck of their own inconsistencies. Sure, there was a flash here, a dominant defensive stand there, but the body of evidence for title contention didn't add up to much more than most of the 16 playoff teams could boast.

The Celtics didn't care. They knew their own capacity, as Doc Rivers told anyone who would listen, even after losses to the New Jersey Nets and Washington Wizards how much he liked his team. And now they're headed back to the NBA Finals.

"The first thing we said when we got in the locker room is this is where we thought we would be," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "So, don't be surprised. This is what we talked about before the season started.

"I just believed that I saw what they did and what they had. And we kept saying as a staff, 'It's in us. We've got to try to get it back out of us.'"

Beyond all the who believed in who, the basketball wasn't all that different from what you've already seen. Boston played better team offense than they did in their two losses, while Orlando turned to hero mode. And for the sixth consecutive time, the team that won the first quarter took the game, as Boston 30-19 advantage in the period effectively sealed the outcome.

"It seemed like whoever was the most aggressive in the first quarter throughout the series won the games," Jameer Nelson said. "[It] kind of set the tone. Its tough, nobody wants it to end and they beat us."

The Magic made some, mostly mini, runs, but Boston always had an answer. The first window came at the onset of the second quarter, when Rajon Rondo was laying face down on the sidelines after taking a hard fall. This put Nate Robinson, who had played all of 44 minutes in the playoffs, front and center.

His response? A 13-point quarter that staved off Orlando's composed effort.

"Here's a guy that didn't play too much all series and gave us a lift," Tony Allen said. "He was ready for his opportunity and he took clean advantage of it."

The second window for Orlando came after halftime, when the team was only down 13. As the Celtics have still, despite their incredible performances, been prone to second-half lapses, Orlando's best shot was to shrink the deficit in a hurry before Boston could get it act together.

The lapse never came. Instead, Ray Allen hit consecutive three pointers in the first 2:03 of the third quarter, and the rest of the night was a game of keepaway.

In fact, most of the playoffs have been a game of keepaway for Boston. They weren't the defending Eastern Conference Champions, but they had a healthy starting five that had never lost a playoff series together. And they kept success away from one-star teams like the Miami Heat, young juggernauts like the Cleveland Cavaliers and now, the deepest, most athletic team in the Orlando Magic.

The only difference this time is that the loser's best player, Dwight Howard, isn't headed for free agency. His jersey isn't changing, it's his team that may need to change around him.

"Next year we've got to have guys that are willing to give everything they've got to get wins," Howard said. "In games like this or a Series like this, it's not about skill or talent, because it's the Eastern Conference Championship. Both teams are talented and skilled.It's about who wants it the most and who is willing to do it for a Series.

"[The Celtics] played like they wanted to win the championship the whole series," he added. "That's why they're in the position that they're in now."

They're also in this position, set to face the Phoenix Suns or Los Angeles Lakers, because they've gotten contributions up and down the roster -- from Robinson tonight, to Rasheed Wallace and Tony Allen's timely scoring and Kendrick Perkins' stonewall defense -- while containing opponents to one or two-man attacks.

"Somewhere along the line these guys that are role players that people don't really talk about come along and help us win games," Paul Pierce said. "They really get overlooked."

And somehow, it seems like this team could still be overlooked, because they're old, because they're banged up, because either of their possible Finals opponents will be flashier and more exciting. But they've now defeated two such teams, and that should matter. It's not the dominating storyline, but it's about Boston.

Whether they are doubted or not, it doesn't matter. They know.

"We never take these moments for granted," Pierce said. "Especially at this point in my career where it's winding down. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, to get back here is a great accomplishment, but even greater if we win another [title]."

Magic
Celtics
     
    • 43.1%

    • 42.7%

    • 27.3%

    • 45.5%

    • 59.3%

    • 81.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ORL BOS
Total Rebounds 9 11
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 12 13
Fast Break Pts: 12 20
Biggest Lead: 1 24
Points in the Paint: 40 26
ORL BOS
p Howard   28 Pierce   31
rb Howard   12 Pierce   13
a Nelson   4 Rondo   6
s Redick   3 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 3 players   1
 
  • 12/25 - BOS @ ORL
  • 01/17 - ORL @ BOS
  • 02/06 - ORL @ BOS
Orlando Magic (59-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Barnes F 21:06 0-0 0-0 1-2 -10 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
R. Lewis F 40:28 3-11 0-4 1-2 -13 4 4 8 2 1 2 2 1 0 7
D. Howard C 40:52 11-17 0-0 6-12 -18 3 9 12 0 4 2 2 1 1 28
V. Carter G-F 39:25 6-15 1-4 4-5 -4 2 5 7 3 3 0 2 0 1 17
J. Nelson G 31:55 5-14 1-5 0-0 -23 0 1 1 4 5 0 5 0 1 11
J. Redick   23:08 2-7 1-4 2-2 -8 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 7
M. Pietrus   12:21 2-3 2-3 1-2 -2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7
J. Williams   16:05 2-4 1-2 0-0 +11 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
M. Gortat   10:10 0-0 0-0 1-2 +5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
B. Bass   04:30 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Anderson DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-72 6-22 16-27   9 26 35 14 21 8 12 3 3 84
  43.1% 27.3% 59.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 44:53 9-15 4-5 9-10 +13 2 11 13 5 5 2 2 0 0 31
K. Garnett F 32:45 5-10 0-0 0-0 +9 2 3 5 2 4 0 1 1 0 10
K. Perkins C 33:21 1-4 0-0 0-0 +4 2 5 7 2 3 0 3 0 1 2
R. Allen G 38:02 6-13 3-7 5-6 +5 1 3 4 1 3 2 1 0 1 20
R. Rondo G 35:06 5-13 1-3 3-5 +9 0 3 3 6 1 1 3 0 0 14
G. Davis   17:23 2-5 0-0 2-2 +2 2 5 7 0 1 1 1 1 0 6
R. Wallace   12:18 0-5 0-1 0-0 +9 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 0
T. Allen   13:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
N. Robinson   13:07 4-10 2-6 3-4 +3 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 13
M. Finley DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Scalabrine DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-75 10-22 22-27   11 34 45 19 25 7 13 3 3 96
  42.7% 45.5% 81.5%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17

inactive

  • Magic: Foyle
  • Celtics: Daniels, Gaffney, Lafayette

technical fouls

  • Magic: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #24 Mike Callahan, #41 Ken Mauer
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:40
Orlando Magic (59-24) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Howard (Allen gains possession)
  11:36 Perkins Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:19
[BOS 2-0]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  11:01 Perkins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:01  
Team Rebound  11:01  
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:01
[ORL 1-2]
 
  10:37
[BOS 5-1]
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
  10:24 Garnett Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lewis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:24  
Team Rebound  10:24  
Lewis Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:24
[ORL 2-5]
 
  10:05 Pierce Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:04  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  09:51
[ORL 4-5]
 
Howard Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:34  
  09:34
[BOS 6-4]
Allen Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Nelson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:23  
  09:23 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:23 Team Rebound 
  09:23
[BOS 7-4]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:58 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:57  
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:44
[BOS 9-4]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Lewis Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:44  
  08:44
[BOS 10-4]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  08:24
[ORL 6-10]
 
  08:09 Garnett Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:09 Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:09 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
Lewis Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
Lewis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:52  
Lewis Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:52
[ORL 8-10]
 
  07:38 Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lewis (1 AST)  07:31
[ORL 10-10]
 
Howard Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  07:14  
  07:14
[BOS 11-10]
Allen Free Throw Technical (2 PTS) 
  07:04 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:03  
Lewis Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:48
[ORL 12-11]
 
  06:36
[BOS 14-12]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:25
[ORL 14-14]
 
  06:02
[BOS 17-14]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:26 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:25 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:24 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:08  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:08
[ORL 16-17]
 
  05:08 Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:08  
Lewis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:06  
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:41 Davis Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:41 Davis Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:19 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:18  
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  04:09  
  04:04
[BOS 19-16]
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Howard Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:31  
Carter Substitution replaced by Redick  03:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:31  
  03:31
[BOS 20-16]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:31
[BOS 21-16]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  03:17  
  03:04
[BOS 23-16]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST) 
Nelson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:50
[ORL 18-23]
 
  02:37 Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  02:37 Team Rebound 
  02:34
[BOS 25-18]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Nelson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  02:22  
Nelson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:22  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:22  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Williams  02:22  
  02:10 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lewis (1 BLK) 
Lewis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:09  
Lewis Layup Shot: Missed  01:59  
Lewis Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:58  
Lewis Layup Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:31 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Team Rebound 
Redick Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:31  
  01:31 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  01:31 Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:31 Team Rebound 
  01:31
[BOS 26-18]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:07 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:03
[BOS 28-18]
Pierce Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
  00:43.1 Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  00:43.1 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:43.1  
Team Rebound  00:43.1  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:43.1
[ORL 19-28]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:32.7  
  00:32.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:32.7
[BOS 29-19]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:32.7
[BOS 30-19]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Redick Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.4 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Orlando Magic (59-24) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:28 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:28 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:21
[BOS 32-19]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  11:01  
  10:56 Allen Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:56 Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Nelson  10:56  
Redick Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gortat (1 AST)  10:38
[ORL 21-32]
 
  10:22 Wallace Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
  10:20 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:10 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:09  
  10:04 Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:04
[ORL 22-32]
 
  10:04 Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:04
[ORL 23-32]
 
  09:50
[BOS 35-23]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:43  
Carter Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:32
[ORL 25-35]
 
  09:13
[BOS 37-25]
Garnett Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST) 
Howard Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:58  
Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:58  
Howard Substitution replaced by Lewis  08:58  
  08:44 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST) 
  08:37 Robinson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Carter Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21
[BOS 40-25]
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:01 Robinson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Lewis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST)  07:55  
  07:49 Pierce Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:48
[BOS 42-25]
Garnett Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:35  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Howard  07:35  
Nelson Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (3 TO)  07:30  
  07:16 Robinson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:15 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:14 Garnett Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Team Rebound 
Redick Substitution replaced by Barnes  07:13  
  06:58
[BOS 44-25]
Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  06:37  
Nelson Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF)  06:34  
  06:34
[BOS 45-25]
Robinson Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Williams  06:34  
  06:34
[BOS 46-25]
Robinson Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  06:26 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:26  
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:16
[ORL 27-46]
 
  05:58
[BOS 48-27]
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  05:58  
Carter Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:41
[ORL 29-48]
 
  05:41 Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:41  
  05:41 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:41
[ORL 30-48]
 
  05:16 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:15  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK)  04:56  
  04:54 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:46
[BOS 50-30]
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  04:33 Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  04:33 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:33
[ORL 31-50]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:33
[ORL 32-50]
 
Howard Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:22  
  04:22
[BOS 51-32]
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Gortat  04:22  
  04:22 Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:21  
Carter Layup Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:43 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:42  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:36
[ORL 35-51]
 
  03:36 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  03:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:27 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  03:20 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:19  
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:06
[ORL 37-51]
 
  02:45
[BOS 53-37]
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Team Rebound 
Barnes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:18  
  02:18
[BOS 54-37]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:18
[BOS 55-37]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:05 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:05  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:05
[ORL 38-55]
 
  01:49 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:48  
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST)  01:38
[ORL 41-55]
 
  01:19 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:18 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:07 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lewis (1 ST) 
Lewis Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.6 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:37.9 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:35.9 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:35.9 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:33.8  
  00:12.6 Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:12.6
[ORL 42-55]
 
  00:12.6 Perkins Substitution replaced by Robinson 
Barnes Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:12.6  
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:12.6  
  00:12.5 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Orlando Magic (59-24) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Howard Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:41 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Barnes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:31  
  11:24
[BOS 57-42]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:02
[ORL 44-57]
 
  10:36
[BOS 60-44]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:58
[BOS 63-44]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:56  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:39 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:24 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:23  
Carter Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:07 Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:44
[BOS 66-44]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:13 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:12  
Howard Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:55
[ORL 46-66]
 
Barnes Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:32  
Barnes Substitution replaced by Redick  07:32  
  07:32 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:32 Team Rebound 
  07:32 Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:32  
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  07:18  
  07:04 Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Redick (2 ST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  06:58
[ORL 49-66]
 
Redick Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:43  
  06:33
[BOS 68-49]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Lewis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  06:11  
Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:10  
  06:00 Rondo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  05:46
[ORL 51-68]
 
  05:46 Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  05:46
[ORL 52-68]
 
Redick Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:33  
  05:33
[BOS 69-52]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:33
[BOS 70-52]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Carter Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:04  
  05:04
[BOS 71-52]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:04  
  05:04
[BOS 72-52]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Carter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  04:44  
  04:41 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Howard Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:35  
  04:35
[BOS 73-52]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  04:35
[BOS 74-52]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:22  
Nelson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:15
[ORL 54-74]
 
  03:59 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lewis (2 ST) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Lewis (2 AST)  03:49
[ORL 56-74]
 
  03:21 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:20  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lewis Substitution replaced by Bass  03:07  
Carter Substitution replaced by Pietrus  03:07  
  02:52
[BOS 76-56]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:32 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:14
[BOS 78-56]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Redick Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  01:50 Perkins Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:50 Perkins Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  01:50 Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis 
  01:42 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:42 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  01:29  
  01:27 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Nelson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:22  
  01:22
[BOS 79-56]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Carter  01:22  
Redick Substitution replaced by Williams  01:22  
  01:22
[BOS 80-56]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Carter Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:10
[ORL 58-80]
 
  00:51.9 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pietrus (1 ST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:42.9  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  00:31.9
[ORL 61-80]
 
  00:11.9
[BOS 82-61]
Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Orlando Magic (59-24) Boston Celtics (51-32)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[BOS 85-61]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST) 
  11:24 Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  11:21 Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:06  
Carter Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS)  11:04
[ORL 63-85]
 
  10:52 Wallace Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:52 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:48 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  10:47  
  10:39 Pierce Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:27 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:10 Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:07 Wallace Tip Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  10:06  
  10:03 Robinson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:03  
Team Rebound  10:03  
  10:03 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:38 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lewis Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:25
[ORL 65-85]
 
  09:10 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Pietrus Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:40  
  08:40 Timeout : Official 
Williams Substitution replaced by Nelson  08:40  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Redick  08:40  
  08:40 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  08:32 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  08:32  
Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST)  08:21  
  08:16 Robinson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:14  
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  08:06  
  07:46 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:45  
  07:39 Garnett Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  07:39 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:39 Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  07:39
[ORL 66-85]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:18 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Redick (3 ST) 
  07:14 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:14
[ORL 67-85]
 
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:14
[ORL 68-85]
 
  06:49
[BOS 88-68]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
  06:32 Pierce Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  06:32
[ORL 69-88]
 
  06:32 Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:32  
Lewis Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  06:31  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  06:25  
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS)  06:25
[ORL 71-88]
 
  05:56 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:56 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:23 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  05:05 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Team Rebound 
  04:55 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:54  
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  04:44
[ORL 74-88]
 
  04:20
[BOS 90-74]
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Nelson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST)  04:02
[ORL 76-90]
 
  03:40 Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:27 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:21
[BOS 92-76]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:19  
Carter Substitution replaced by Pietrus  03:19  
Howard Hook Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST)  03:04
[ORL 78-92]
 
  02:44 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:42  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Pierce Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
Nelson Foul : Personal (5 PF)  02:12  
  02:01 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:59
[BOS 94-78]
Allen Putback Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:28
[BOS 96-78]
Perkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
  01:23 Pierce Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:23  
Team Rebound  01:23  
Lewis Substitution replaced by Williams  01:23  
Howard Substitution replaced by Bass  01:23  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Gortat  01:23  
Pietrus Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:23
[ORL 79-96]
 
  00:58.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:57.6  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:52.1
[ORL 81-96]
 
  00:28.1 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Redick (2 AST)  00:23.1
[ORL 84-96]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ESPN National 8:30 pm ET
canada TSN national 8:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ORL
1st Southeast
59
23
9-1
34-7
25-16
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ORL
Nelson 23.8
Howard 13.3
Nelson 6.0
Howard 5.0
Nelson 2.5
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
Magic Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .470 .430
FT% .724 .718
Points 102.8 90.7
Rebounds 43.2 39.7
Assists 19.7 14.5
Steals 6.2 6.5
Blocks 5.6 5.0
3-Point % .375 .338
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Celtics Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .483 .441
FT% .746 .769
Points 99.2 93.5
Rebounds 38.6 39.5
Assists 23.5 20.2
Steals 8.5 8.2
Blocks 4.9 4.5
3-Point % .348 .406
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Orlando Magic (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Anderson, Ryan 11:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Barnes, Matt 127:22 11-29 6-14 2-4 6 22 28 6 12 2 5 1 4 30
Bass, Brandon 33:22 5-9 0-0 3-4 0 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 13
Carter, Vince 197:07 29-79 4-19 20-24 6 17 23 13 24 8 13 1 4 82
Gortat, Marcin 81:40 4-6 0-0 3-4 8 18 26 4 13 1 1 2 0 11
Howard, Dwight 242:11 46-81 0-0 39-71 16 49 65 4 21 6 21 18 8 131
Lewis, Rashard 217:18 19-56 4-23 7-10 10 25 35 11 20 8 11 6 4 49
Nelson, Jameer 212:55 35-82 14-37 18-21 7 22 29 25 21 1 24 0 5 102
Pietrus, Mickael 105:18 10-26 7-20 9-12 0 5 5 2 12 4 1 2 0 36
Redick, J.J. 157:22 17-40 10-20 23-24 3 10 13 10 11 8 13 0 2 67
Williams, Jason 79:26 8-19 4-11 3-3 2 5 7 11 3 1 2 0 0 23
Boston Celtics (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Allen, Ray 241:20 31-71 13-31 19-23 2 26 28 20 16 6 7 1 5 94
Allen, Tony 85:40 8-16 0-0 2-2 2 6 8 6 16 2 7 2 4 18
Daniels, Marquis 9:11 1-3 0-0 4-4 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
Davis, Glen 133:21 18-33 0-1 11-14 11 18 29 1 15 4 4 4 2 47
Finley, Michael 30:33 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Garnett, Kevin 195:57 28-72 0-0 6-9 10 38 48 14 16 6 4 4 4 62
Perkins, Kendrick 140:23 10-25 0-1 7-10 6 22 28 6 25 6 13 7 3 27
Pierce, Paul 249:50 43-84 13-29 47-56 6 44 50 23 22 9 18 3 5 146
Robinson, Nate 28:58 6-17 3-10 4-6 1 2 3 3 7 2 0 1 0 19
Rondo, Rajon 242:01 33-78 1-3 19-33 5 16 21 48 14 12 16 0 6 86
Wallace, Rasheed 98:13 18-42 9-21 9-10 2 13 15 0 23 2 3 5 1 54
Williams, Shelden 9:34 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2

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