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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Game 2: Celtics 112 Magic 94

In what was basically a must-win game for Boston, they came out and dominated from start to finish. Rajon Rondo had a triple-double and reserve Eddie House had a career game of 31 points.

The Celtics never trailed, opening a 26-21 lead after one quarter. They extended their lead to as much as 19 points in the second quarter before settling for a 61-46 halftime lead. They continued to extend their lead and led after three quarters 86-64. Their largest lead was 93-67 in the fourth quarter; the Magic could get no closer than 14 points after that as the Celtics cruised to the final score of 112-94.

Magic leading scorers

Rashard Lewis: 17 points (6 of 15 field goals), 10 rebounds
Mickael Pietrus (bench): 17 points (11 of 14 free throws)
J.J. Redick: 15 points (5 of 8 field goals)
Hedo Turkoglu: 14 points (4 of 8 field goals)
Dwight Howard: 12 points (5 of 13 field goals), 12 rebounds

Boston leading scorers

Eddie House (bench): 31 points (11 of 14 field goals)
Ray Allen: 22 points, 6 rebounds
Kendrick Perkins: 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks
Rajon Rondo: 15 points, 18 assists, 11 rebounds
Glen Davis: 13 points, 5 rebounds

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: BOS 51.2% (41 of 80) ORL 44.3% (31 of 70)
3 PT FG%: BOS 45.0% (9 of 20) ORL 42.1% (8 of 19)
FT%: BOS 84% (21 of 25) ORL 64.9% (24 of 37)
REB: BOS 41 (7 offensive) ORL 34 (7 offensive)
AST/TO: BOS 34/10 ORL 19/13
BENCH: BOS 43 ORL 29

Other game notes and stats:

-The Celtics' Paul Pierce scored the first three points of the game, then did not score again and played just 16 minutes due to foul trouble
-Pierce, Allen, and Rondo combined to score 40 points on 15 of 38 shooting, which was worse than their 46 combined points in Game 1
-J.J. Redick scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter
-Other than Redick, the four other Magic starters combined to shoot 18 of 47
-House, Brian Scalabrine, Perkins, and Davis combined to shoot 25 of 33 for the Celtics
-The Celtics outscored the Magic from the field 91-70
-Anthony Johnson had 7 assists off the bench to lead the Magic
-Rondo had an 18/3 assist/turnover ratio
-Rafer Alston slapped the Celtics' Eddie House in the head in the fourth quarter and faces a possible suspension

The series is now tied at 1 with Game 3 in Orlando Friday night.

For the complete box score, click here

3 Comments:

  • At 1:46 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    As bad as the Magic looked, this was only one loss; the Magic accomplished their main objective of splitting the series and stealing the home court advantage away from Boston.

    Boston did what they had to do in Game 2, as their lesser players really hurt the Magic, and Rondo was magnificent running the Celtics' offense.

     
  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yea,the magic had a foot on the plane back to orlando so i'm not gonna really get into the game much. I'll just say that i like the toughness RA brings to the table and hopefully he wont be suspended.

     
  • At 6:43 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Alston is being suspended for a game, the NBA announced today.

     

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