Howard, Magic Pull Away From Celtics, Cuts Series Lead To 3-2

May 26th, 2010 by Louie Longoria Leave a reply »
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Dwight Howard made sure his Orlando Magic did not stay home for the remainder of the playoffs, scoring 21 points, adding 10 rebounds and five blocks, in Orlando's emphatic 113-92 win Wednesday night.

The win cuts Boston's series lead in half to 3-2.

Jameer Nelson also brought his A game for the Magic, scoring a team high 24 points, while hitting 4-5 three-pointers.

Nelson led four Magic players in double figures, including a productive J.J. Redick who had 14 points in 22 minutes.

The three-point shot was definitely working in Orlando's favor tonight.

The Magic went a combined 13-25 from three-point range, while accumulating a +18 margin over Boston in that category. Orlando also shot over 52 percent from the field, while holding Boston to 43 percent shooting.

The Magic were clearly the aggressors tonight, out rebounding their Boston counterparts 43-26.

Rasheed Wallace led Boston in scoring in Game 5 with 21 points, hitting 3-5 from beyond the arc, and was one of four Celtics to finish in double figures.

Despite having solid games from Wallace, Paul Pierce ...

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