Game 5 ECF: Magic 113, Celtics 92... Celtics lead the series 3-2
The Orlando Magic are now halfway to making NBA history, thanks to a dominating effort that saw them break the game open in the fourth quarter. Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson led the way again for the Magic, with Howard scoring 21 points along with 10 rebounds and 5 blocks; Nelson led all scorers with 24 points along with 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Gregg Doyel of cbssports.com writes how the physical play of Dwight Howard changed the game drastically in the Magic's favor.
Chris Sheridan of espn.com writes that it's a whole new series now.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports writes that the tone of the series has changed dramatically because Boston is battered, beleaguered, and no longer playing peerless ball.
Boston's Kendrick Perkins was hit with two technical fouls in the first half, and will be suspended for Game 6 unless one of the technicals is rescinded.
Boston's Glen "Big Baby" Davis suffered a concussion when hit with an accidental elbow from Howard late in the third quarter.
Here is the complete recap and box score from nba.com.