Jameer Nelson with 24 on six-for-10 shooting from field, four-for-5 trifecta and 8-for-8 from line. He is a total stud and is the leader of this team. Dwight Howard added 21 points and 10 boards. This is starting to get very interesting. Celts lead 3-2 in series. Boston led by 'Sheed with 21, Rondo with 19 and Pierce with 18. Kendrick Perkins kicked out of the game for two technicals. Could have been suspended for game six, but one of t's was rescinded. That's a relief for Celts. His second technical was an overreaction by the ref.
Orlando outrebounds and outhustles Celts; 43-22 rebound advantage.
Orlando 13-for-25 from trifecta (52%). That'll win you a lot of games. Twenty eight-for-35 from line. Also shot 52% from field. Boston shoots 43%, Orlando turned up the defense. seven-for-16 trifecta and 23-for-30 from line.
J.J. Redick has been big for Magic. Had 14 with two-for-three trifecta and six-for-seven line.
Game 6 at Boston Friday Night at 7:30 on ESPN. Boston not a great home team. If Orlando pulls it out, could be an amazing story come Sunday in Game 7. I don't know what to think. The Celtics are struggling and the Magic seem to be hitting their stride. This comeback could happen. Remember, the Boston Bruins had a 3-0 lead over the Philly Flyers in NHL playoffs a couple of weeks ago and lost. Could happen. Not guaranteeing it; Boston could get it together, but certainly getting compelling.
Phoenix at LA tonight at 8 on TNT. Game 5. Should be exciting. If Phoenix wins, which will be hard, that would be an amazing turn of events. If they shoot their threes well, which they are prone to do, could pull off the upset.
(Jameer Nelson photo above.)