Celtics Defense Is Magic’s Kryptonite in Game One

May 17th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »

The Boston Celtics knew they were up against a team that has been like a buzz saw through the NBA playoffs.  The Magic had disposed of both the Charlotte Bobcats and the hapless Atlanta Hawks four games to none.

As always, the media simply jumped on Orlando's bandwagon without taking in consideration the level of competition they faced.  They had not been tested and they had the easiest run to the Conference Finals.  

Stan Van Gundy has the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in Dwight Howard and some very good three point shooters surrounding him.  Therein lies the problem.  When they need someone to create shots for other players it becomes a feed the post fest. This would work well if Howard had a decent post game. He is pedestrian at best.

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