Orlando Magic Beat Boston Celtics In Game 4, Live To See Another Day

May 25th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
According to Vince Carter, the Orlando Magic would play game four not only for the names on the front of the jersey, but for those on the back.

Carter didn’t live up to expectations, but Orlando did show enough resiliency to survive the Boston Celtics’ comeback, even though it took five extra minutes to do so.

Orlando will live to play a game five on Wednesday night.

Jameer Nelson, who had averaged less than 2.5 assists in the first three games, set the tone early, walking the walk after talking the talk about being aggressive and playing for pride. His high pick-and-roll sets gave the Celtics’ defense a handful, and he dished out assists early in the game.

And maybe more importantly, he sent Rajon Rondo to the bench two minutes into the game after the QB picked up his second foul.

It was the first game the entire postseason where Rondo had a below average performance, and not coincidentally, the Celtics did not look smooth with the basketball. They relied too much on isolation sets for Paul Pierce and Ray Allen’s wide open outside shooting (yes, Orlando was stupid enough to allow one of ...

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