Boston Destroys Orlando 94-71 in ECF Game 3

Everyone is asking the question did the Magic quit last night and honestly the answer is not just yeah but hell yeah.

Maybe it was Rajon Rondo creating classic moments for his NBA video mix tape for all of us to enjoy long after he’s retired or maybe it was the TD Bank North Garden crowd…but something snatched Orlando’s heart and stomped on every single ventricle leading to their collective soul.

I mean it really was bad to watch and for this Sixers fan, the game was reminiscent of Boston Garden gore when Philly seemingly couldn’t do anything right.

Then there was that disgusting (for me growing up) crowd that is everything a team needs to support a title winning endeavor. Man, everybody came to play…down to the ushers. The “new” Garden is something to behold because even though it’s not the original, the atmosphere is steeped in tradition.

This is no longer the Big Three, but the Boston Three plus one dynamic more. The four players who could give a damn who gets the shine but is very much happy to watch their young rising stalwart take it to Orlando and jack their Mickey Mouse underachieving smiles.

I turned the game on when the Magic mustered an unacceptable 12 points in the first quarter on the road. Finished up some work and they were down twenty with eight plus in the second quarter.

C’mon man!

Really?

The frustrating nuance of nothingness…

Patrick Ewing you are now on the clock…

Orlando
Player Pos Min FGM-FGA FTM-FTA 3M-3A +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts
R. Lewis F 27:44 2-8 0-0 0-4 -16 0 4 0 2 0 4 5 4
M. Barnes F 15:47 1-2 0-0 0-0 -16 1 2 2 0 0 1 2 2
D. Howard C 39:24 3-10 1-4 0-0 -29 1 7 1 3 1 1 3 7
V. Carter G 34:47 5-12 4-4 1-5 -20 0 5 2 0 2 2 4 15
J. Nelson G 32:18 5-14 2-2 3-9 -15 0 4 1 0 0 4 2 15
J. Redick 25:47 3-5 2-2 1-3 -4 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 9
M. Pietrus 19:39 3-6 4-4 2-5 -6 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 12
J. Williams 15:42 1-4 2-2 1-3 -8 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
M. Gortat 12:18 0-2 0-0 0-0 -4 1 6 0 0 1 0 4 0
R. Anderson 11:00 0-1 0-0 0-1 -5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
B. Bass 5:34 1-1 0-0 0-0 +8 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
A. Johnson DNP — COACH’S DECISION
A. Foyle DNP — INACTIVE
Totals 240 24-65
(.369)
15-18
(.833)
8-30
(.267)
- 3 36 10 5 5 17 25 71
Boston
Player Pos Min FGM-FGA FTM-FTA 3M-3A +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts
P. Pierce F 35:10 6-12 1-2 2-4 +21 0 9 2 0 2 1 1 15
K. Garnett F 23:55 4-6 2-2 0-0 +21 0 6 1 1 3 0 2 10
K. Perkins C 22:53 3-7 0-0 0-0 +16 1 6 0 1 0 0 5 6
R. Allen G 37:31 6-13 0-0 2-4 +28 1 6 6 0 1 0 3 14
R. Rondo G 34:25 4-14 3-7 0-0 +25 1 3 12 0 4 3 1 11
G. Davis 26:58 5-9 7-9 0-0 +2 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 17
T. Allen 18:12 1-1 2-2 0-0 +12 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 4
R. Wallace 17:29 4-6 0-0 2-3 +13 0 4 0 0 1 0 2 10
M. Finley 8:23 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
M. Daniels 5:34 1-3 4-4 0-0 -8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
N. Robinson 4:45 0-1 1-2 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
S. Williams 4:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
T. Gaffney DNP — INACTIVE
O. Lafayette DNP — INACTIVE
B. Scalabrine DNP — INACTIVE
Totals 240 34-73
(.466)
20-28
(.714)
6-11
(.545)
- 7 43 23 3 12 8 20 94
Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Bill Spooner, Greg Willard
Attendance: 18,624
Time of Game: 2:30
Technicals
Orlando
- D. Howard (1:24 – 1st Qtr)
Boston
- K. Perkins (1:24 – 1st Qtr)

7 Responses to “Boston Destroys Orlando 94-71 in ECF Game 3”

  1. Leon X says:

    Don’t you think it’s ironic that the teams who swept in the previous round (Magic, Suns) are on the verge of getting swept this round?

  2. Mizzo says:

    Yes. Proves veteran championship teams are not a thing of the past and there is just too much hype. Not a fan of either team by any means, but I’m glad it’s turning out this way.

  3. Kwami says:

    Wrong again Mizzo.

  4. Mizzo says:

    Wrong about what? It’s a recap with very few words.

    How I would respond is in this business you are never going to be perfect but at least have the courage to make a prediction and stick with it.

  5. TC says:

    I know it’s not much we didn’t say in chatting about this game, but so true. Like you said, this Boston team is lookin’ hungry like it’s 2008. I dunno what’ll happen in the Finals, but the Celtics will win at least three games…

  6. TC says:

    and this is a team that’s getting stronger and more confident……they’re absolutely hitting on all cylinders. As a hoops junkie it’s nirvana. As a Laker fan…..well, I ain’t scurrrrred.

  7. TheLastPoet says:

    TC,

    No disrespet bro, but you should be scurrrred lol!

    Admittedly, the Lakers frontline of Gasol, Bynum, Artest, and Odom is more imposing than ORL’s frontline of Howard, Lewis, and Barnes. But what is LA going to do if Bynum is not at full strength? As it was in ’08, I say the Lakers do not defeat the Celtics without a healthy Bynum.

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