Saturday, September 8, 2012

Celtics outduel the impressive Magic, 108-94

In what winded up being a duel for supremacy between Rajon Rondo (15 points, 7 assists) and Jameer Nelson (28 points, 11 assists), Kevin Garnett only missed one shot and soared to 28 monster points and 13 rebounds in an empowering victory by Boston. Paul Pierce & Rajon Rondo pulled off unbelievable shots in the final minutes that saw the lead bouncing back and forth between both teams, ultimately resting with the Celtics.

Prodigy center, Roy Hibbert, played better with 8 points and 6 rebounds, in a marginal effort by Boston's bench. Without question, this victory belongs to the stars. Josh Howard had another big game with 19 points and Kenyon Martin had 14 points, enjoying and proving why he deserves the starting PF position now that Paul Millsap is a Piston.

Despite the lopsided final score, Orlando played their best game against the Celtics, after being crushed in the last two disastrous meetings with Boston in Florida. Al Harrington had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Glen Davis had 10 and 13, and Hedo Turkoglu had 10 points and 5 assists. The Magic were apparently tired of being blown out by Boston and nearly sprinkled pixie dust over the hometown Celtics tonight, as any possession could've changed the outcome of the game.

A few precious missed shots by Jameer Nelson will mar his outstanding performance that all of Boston shaking their head in disbelief as he poured in the points and dished the ball to his teammates, but once he missed too many, the lead grew as Orlando desperately tried the foul-and-fire-a-3 solution in the final minute, being down by only 6 at the outset.

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