How the Celtics and Magic match up statistically going into tonight's game
Boston has now won six games in a row, including their last four games by an average of 21 points. They are back on track after losing 7 of 9 games prior to their current winning streak.
Boston (35-9) now leads the Magic (33-8) by a half-game in the Eastern Conference standings, even though the Magic (.805) still has the better winning percentage than the Celtics (.795). A win tonight from the Magic will put them in sole possession of first in the East.
Let's take a look at how both teams are performing in various statistical categories. The stats from the Boston/Miami game last night are not included, except for the points per game and points allowed, which are up to date.
PPG... ORL 102.3 BOS 100.9
PA... BOS 91.3 ORL 93.7
MARGIN... BOS 9.6 ORL 8.6
FG%... BOS 48.0% ORL 46.1%
3 PT FG%... ORL 40.3% BOS 37.4%
FT%... BOS 77.0% ORL 71.9%
AST... BOS 22.5 ORL 19.5
TO... ORL 14.1 BOS 16.1
REB... ORL 42.9 BOS 42.8
STL... BOS 8.6 ORL 7.4
BLK... ORL 5.7 BOS 4.9
The Magic are 5 point favorites. Should be a great atmosphere at Amway Arena... GO MAGIC!!
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