Magic-Celtics: Presto! Orlando Makes C’s Series Lead Dissapear

May 26th, 2010 by Michael Leave a reply »
Why the Magic will become the first team to come back from an 0-3 deficit in NBA history

First quarter statements were made by Boston in the first three games of the series. Boston basically took at least a ten point lead in all of the first three games. That sent a message to the Magic that basically stated: "You can't win this series."

Boston dominated the Magic with smart and rough defense, the kind of defense from the 80's. Boston took away their most dangerous attribute, the three point shot, in a half court setting. Boston didn't double Dwight Howard like every other team in the NBA had all season. This allowed the Celtics to keep a hand in all the faces of all those good three point shooters, which shook the Magic.

Orlando looked dazed and confused in the first three games, and Howard was no longer joking and playing around before and during the game.

But in Game Four, the Celtics had Orlando on the ropes, down 0-3, and the Magic, like a wild animal, came out swinging. They finally looked as if they had some sort of pride about themselves.

They figured out that the style of play the were accustomed to would not fly ...

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