Big Baby’s jumper at the buzzer ties this series and rips the heart out of the Magic. No way Orlando recovers from this loss. Bring on Cleveland.
The game winner was Glen Davis’ second clutch shot of the game. His jumper with 32 seconds left pushed the Celtics back in front at the time.
Wow…what a game. It’s not often you win a game when going without a field goal for a 7 minute stretch in the 4th quarter.
Perk is my hero. I don’t give a damn about Dwight Howard’s (23 pts, 17 reb, 3 blks) stats. Perk (12 pts, 13 reb, 5 blks) played fantastic defense in this game.
Lead by Paul Pierce (27 pts, 9-15 FG) , the Celtics were poised to pull away from the Magic in the 2nd half. Unfortunately, foul trouble kept Paul on the bench and interrupted the Celtics rhythm. Pierce’s 5th foul with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter was an absolute joke.
J.J. Redick and Courtney Lee are looking like Bruce Bowen and Michael Cooper. These guys are playing unbelievable defense on Eddie House (0 pts in 17 minutes) and Ray Allen (12 pts, 6-13 FG). Eddie was only able to get off one shot.
The Celtics handled Howard (-4 +/-) but had no answer for Marcin Gortat (8 pts, 4-4 FG, +7).
Both teams were ice cold from 3. Orlando was 5-for-27; the Celtics were 1-for-10.
Okay…I just re-read my first couple sentences of this blog. I may have overreacted a bit. But don’t underestimate the power of a win like this.
“Big Baby deserves a bottle. I might even go down there and burp him.” – Tommy Heinsohn.
After the jump, more pics from the game.