Rare comeback win for Magic against Celtics
Four players for the Magic scored in double figures, led by DHoward, who had 18 pts, 13 rebs and 6 blocks. JNelson (19 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assists, 1 TO), HTurkoglu (18 pts 9 rebs), and Darko (10 pts, 7 rebs, 4 blocks in just 19 minutes) had good games. Paul Pierce (19 pts) and Wally Szczerbiak (16 pts) were the only Celtics who scored in double figures.
The Magic outscored BOS from the field 65-54 on 32 of 78 shooting (41%). BOS shot a mere 32.5%. BOS shot 23-26 from the foul line (88.5%), while the Magic shot 19-27 (70.4%). Magic were outrebounded 48-45 by BOS, but the Magic had a better assist-to-turnover ratio of 17-13, compared to 16-19 for BOS. Magic bench outscored the Celtic bench 23-19.
This was the 4th win in 5 games for the Magic. Our point guards, Nelson and Arroyo, continue to impress, as they combined for 24 pts, 9 assists and just 2 TOs. Darko continues to shine off the bench, and a great game for Dwight. It wasn't pretty, but it counts as a win.