With Boston Celtics’ Big Men Out, Orlando Magic are Back in the Series

May 26th, 2010 by David F. Baer Leave a reply »
If there ever were a time for the Orlando Magic to catch a break, now would be the time. Falling behind three games to none to the Boston Celtics, the Eastern Conference Semifinals looked all but over, that is, until "Superman" put on his cape.

Dwight Howard went off on Boston for 32 points and 16 boards to lift the Magic over the Celtics for a Game Four victory. But as if Monday’s overtime win wasn’t enough of a statement, Orlando not only climbed back into the series Wednesday night, they set themselves up to win it in seven games.

You didn’t misread that, it said Orlando’s going to win in seven games.

While Boston’s Big Three—plus Rajon Rondo—might be the headliners in Beantown, it’s the Celtics frontcourt that had been keeping Howard and the Orlando offense in check. But the Cs are about to play a Game Six without Glen "Big Baby" Davis, and possibly Kendrick Perkins as well.

Perkins was ejected from Wednesday’s game after picking up his second technical foul of the contest. More importantly, it was his seventh in the postseason, which warrants an automatic one-game suspension ...

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