Behind Nelson, Howard, Orlando Magic Stave Off Celtics, Keep Season Alive

May 24th, 2010 by Nick Poust Leave a reply »
Jameer Nelson , a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, watched his Philadelphia Flyers fall behind 3-0 in their series against the Boston Bruins.

As his Orlando Magic took care of the Cleveland Cavaliers in their second round matchup, he witnessed those same Flyers, a team that made the postseason only because they won a shootout on the regular season’s final day, climb back in the series, taking Games four, five, six, and then seven.

He presumably couldn’t even imagine Orlando falling into that deep of a hole, but once they did, losing three straight to the Boston Celtics in humiliating fashion, he looked back at the Flyers improbable comeback. Why not do the same?

The Magic took the first step in their effort to do so, and it was Nelson as well as Dwight Howard fueling a season-saving win.

According to ESPN analyst Mike Wilbon, Nelson, who is generously listed at six feet tall, was the last Magic player to exit the gym Monday, then, after practice, stressed he had to be more aggressive in the lane and run the pick and roll with Howard and the other big men crisper. He did both and much more.

He was at his be ...

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