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Thursday, May 27, 2010

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was hit with two technical fouls in the first half, and will be suspended for Game 6 unless one of the technicals is rescinded.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.


  • At 5:01 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Sorry I couldn't post my usual statistical recap; I got home after midnight from the game and then watched the replay on ESPN later on.

    What a fantastic game; that is the loudest I ever heard the Arena in all the games I've ever attended.

    My streak stays alive; it's now 12 games in a row the Magic have won with me in attendance. But honestly, the Magic played so well in Game 5 that they would have won regardless of whether I was there or not.

    The Magic outshot the Celtics from the field, from three point range, and from the free throw line, in addition to outrebounding them by double figures.

    The Magic are now halfway to history; but Game 6 Friday must be won first. With the two captains, Nelson and Howard, leading the way like they have in Games 4 and 5, and several other Magic players playing well, I am very confident in the Magic to win Game 6.

  • At 8:40 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Mike now all we need to do is get you to boston LOL. What a physical game,i'd get away from dwight celts or your gonna get hurt! Over the years he's done this to his own team so its not in any way intentional. At the same time dwight and jameer keep setting the tone offensively and defensively. Rondo and kendrick perkins have become pedestrians offensively and we're making PP and RA work alot harder for their baskets. The guys played fast and the energy in transition was over-the-top GOOD. Dwight hustlin full court to get blocks,jameer pushin the ball full court for lay-ups and everybody running when we cleared the board.

  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Talk about people who don't know anything about basketball... I can't believe some people are whining that the refs handed the Magic the game... excuse me!?

    Magic FG%: 52%
    Celtics' FG%: 43%

    Magic 3 PT FG%: 52%
    Celtics' 3 PT FG%: 44%

    Magic FT%: 80%
    Celtics' FT%: 77%

    Magic rebounds: 43 (10 offensive)
    Celtics' rebounds: 26 (4 offensive)

    Those numbers truly speak for themselves which team dominated the game last night. So please, unless you have something intelligent/non-offensive to say and statistics to back up what you say, don't waste your time commenting here, because your comments will be deleted in due time :-)

  • At 12:37 AM, Blogger MagicRulez005 said…

    I'm really getting tired of that ref excuse also because when it's all set & done magic still gotta play ball. My friends on FB kills me with that. We gotta win Game 6 for sure & i'm very confident magic is gonna fight for a win no matter what it takes.

  • At 2:40 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I certainly gave Boston their due credit for defeating Cleveland, and for winning Games 1, 2, and 3 against the Magic and didn't make any excuses, and so did most other Magic fans.

    By the same token, the Magic deserve their props for winning Games 4 and 5 against the Celtics.


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