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Game Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic

November 24th, 2012 at 12:32 PM
By Josh McKinney

After winning the first two games of their five-game homestand, the Orlando Magic remain at home for a matchup with the Boston Celtics at the Amway Center on Sunday.

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The Celtics (7-6) are coming off a huge win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday in a game that saw four Boston players crack double digits in points. Paul Pierce notched 27 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and nine rebounds, Jeff Green finished with 17 points, and Jason Terry totaled 16 points. In addition, Rajon Rondo recorded six points, 16 assists, and eight rebounds.

Orlando (5-7) defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in its last game, led by 22 points and six rebounds from Jameer Nelson. Arron Afflalo finished with 19 points, J.J. Redick had 18 points and six assists, Glen Davis tallied 16 points and eight rebounds, and Nikola Vucevic registered 10 points and eight rebounds.

“You look down at the stat sheet and there are numbers all over the place with guys contributing in a lot of different ways,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said following Friday’s win. “This was just another example of how we have to play – as a team, playing together and rebounding together as much as we can. We tried to complicate things with turnovers in the first half, but we made a good adjustment and we gave ourselves a chance.”

Sunday’s game will begin at 6:00 pm on FS Florida.


Tags: Amway Center, Arron Afflalo, Basketball, Glen Davis, J.J. Redick, Jacque Vaughn, Jameer Nelson, NBA, Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, Orlando Magic

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