Last night in Orlando the Celtics held the Magic to there lowest FG% of the season (38.2%) also there lowest point total after the first 2 quarters (36pts) and there lowest pt total of the season (80pts). The Magic are a fantastic 3pt shooting team and Celtics knew that holding them to 7-22 and (31.8%) from the arc and only allowing 3 fast break pts!
The big story of the game had to be the play of Big Baby. He was making himself open at all the right times. Pushing himself away from the Magics defense and finding his sweet spot scoring 16pts and grabbing 4 reb. Man he can knock those jumpers down. On the defensive end Big Baby made it real uncomfortable for Dwight underneath the basket and ultimately took him out of his realm. Big Baby brought Dwight back to reality allowing him to score only 11pts and 11reb on the night. Late in the fourth quater Dwight got fouled out with 2:30 left. The game at that point was pretty much a lock. One thing i noticed was that the Celtics never double teamed Dwight all game....Go figure!
Paul Pierce led the way for the Celtics scoring 27pts and pulling down 10reb for a solid double double also Kevin Garnett had 16pts and 5reb.
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The Celtics are now 36-9 which is the best record in the eastern conference.
Next up the Celtics will be at home against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday @ 1:00pm est.