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Recap: Green machine rolls over helpless Magic

KWAPT April 13, 2013 Gametime, Recaps 6 Comments

Tonight, Celtics fans finally got to relax and enjoy a wire-to-wire ass kicking. In a meaningless game in Orlando, Boston smokes the Magic 120-88. There were definitely some encouraging things that happened tonight. One of them was that KG looked to be showing no ill effects from his recent foot/ankle injury. Garnett had a productive night, going for 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting with 9 rebounds in 18 minutes. He seemed to be moving fine and did not look hampered at all. Paul Pierce also had a solid night, not so much scoring wise, as he put in 12 pts on 4 of 12, but he did it in other ways-the Captain also had 6 boards & 8 assists in 26 minutes. Boston had 7 players in double-figures and if not for 13 turnovers, they may have won this one by 40 over the hapless & helpless Magic. Boston is now until Tuesday when they host the Pacers in the final home game of the reg. season. Tip-off is at 8pm EST.

The Green:

  • Despite getting banged around again, Jeff Green had an impressive line of  17 pts, 6 rebs, 3 asts & 2 steals.
  • Bass & Garnett combined for a super efficient night of 28 pts on 13 of 15 shooting. #30 is getting his groove back at just the right time.
  • Courtney Lee tied his season-high with 20 points, 15 of them coming in the 4th quarter. It was garbage time, but we need him to contribute this postseason and hopefully tonight is a confidence builder for him.
  • Jordan Crawford was Mr. Energy once again. His fiery attitude and aggressive play netted him 16 points (and one tech for screaming his trademark “ANNNND ONE!”)
  • Avery Bradley did have 4 turnovers tonight, but he shot 2 of 3 from downtown, 5 of 9 from the floor (14 pts) and helped Boston force Orlando’s starting back court into a 7 of 22 shooting night.

The Gross:

  • C’s turned the ball over 13 times, which Orlando turned into 19 points

The Greenlights:

Truth to Green alley-oop

KG, Pierce return & C’s win

The Grid: (quick stats)

  • Paul Pierce eclipsed 24,000 career points tonight
  • Magic never led, and Celtics biggest lead was 37

Boxscore

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  • zippittyay

    Courtney Lee, strokin the three!

  • Eddie Allen Powe

    ‘Truth and KG should have played in last nights game and taken tonight off. Doc chose to lose the Miami game, our bench can still beat Orlando. Winning builds good habits against any opponent. The habits from bad losses will come back to haunt you in the post season. Btw Doc, good call on “resting” Terry

    • http://twitter.com/KWAPT KWAPT

      I’m perfectly fine w/sitting KG & Truth last night. Here’s why: KG & Pierce are both fierce competitors, and Doc knows they would’ve went balls to the wall against Miami. No need to risk any injuries on either of those two-especially KG if we want any shot at making it past the 1st rd. KG looked great tonight, only had to play 19 mins and now can rest another 2 full days.

    • NE_Celt

      It was smart of doc to rest them…that game didn’t mean anything…and it would have been physical and with the potential to injure or tire out kg and pierce. This game let’s them work into the playoffs slow and easy…and rested.

  • forever_green

    Its nice seeing Green become consistent, solid game.

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