Reappearing Act: Magic Beat Celtics in OT, Stay Alive in Eastern Finals

May 24th, 2010 by Louie Longoria Leave a reply »
Boston, put up the brooms.

No sweep here.

Dwight Howard made sure that his Magic would get in the win column, leading his team with 32 points and 16 rebounds in Orlando's 96-92 Game 4 victory over the Boston Celtics, the first overtime game in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, to pull within 3-1 in this Eastern Conference Finals series.

Howard, who has been wildly inconsistent in this series, brought the intensity and aggressiveness Orlando needed, especially after being blown out on their own home court in a 94-71 thrashing in Game 3.

Howard, was just 1 of 5 Magic players in double figures.

Jameer Nelson pitched in 23 points, including two key 3 pointers in OT, and 9 assists, to help the Magic avoid being swept, after sweeping the Bobcats and Hawks in the first 2 rounds of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Paul Pierce had 32 points and 11 rebounds, while playing a game high 46 minutes, in a losing effort.

Ray Allen helped keep Boston in the game, scoring 22 points, on 5-7 shooting from beyond the 3 point line.

Rajon Rondo, who has been terrorizing teams with his impressive guard play this postseaso ...

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