I'd rather get waterboarded then watch another game like that.
The Celtics fell behind by 28 points after a couple of horrible stretches in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. But because Orlando is a poorly coached team that continues to seek out three point shots even when holding a big lead, the C's made this a game.
But as the Celtics whittled the lead down to single digits in the 4th, they had several agonizing stretches of turnovers and poor shots.
The comeback essentially ended when – down 4 – a Ray Allen three-pointer rimmed out.
- Rajon Rondo: 2-12 FG, 7 TOs
- Ray Allen: 2-12 FG
- Scal: 10 pts, +22 +/-
- Marbury: 8 pts, 4-6 FG (all in 2nd quarter)
Steph regained some swagger in this game but hitting his first four shots, but Doc did not go back to him much in the 2nd half. It was a questionable move since Rondo was so inconsistent.
Despite this loss, I'm more confident the Celtics will win this series.
"If I'm a Celtics player right now, I have no fear of the Magic." – Tommy Heinsohn after the game.
Photos from the game (including BBD's block on Howard)…after the jump.