Picking Up the Pieces: Celtics-Magic East Finals Game Five Preview

May 25th, 2010 by Gabriel Taylor Leave a reply »
Fueled by desperation and powered by exemplary performance from Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic turned the power switch on and staved off elimination against the Boston Celtics with a 96-92 overtime victory in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Magic finally woke up and they aren’t going to lie down and let Boston capture another conference title unopposed.

Orlando’s renewed energy narrowed the Boston’s series lead to 3-1 and reminded the Celtics that the Magic are the defending Eastern Conference champions, feature four All-Stars and had a better record than the Celtics in the regular season.

The Celtics will look to make defensive adjustments on Howard and follow their defensive blueprint from Games One thru Three by hound the Magic’s three-point shooters and frustrating Howard in the paint.

The Magic will have to put together back-to-back great games to defeat a hardy group of champions that play well on the road.


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