What a comeback by the Celtics. Amazing. It is interesting to see the Magic fans go from confident that they will win to hating on their players back to confident they will pull it out to hating on the team again. They blame a whole lot on the refs. The refs were very pro-Magic in the first half and the Magic fans realized this. They made just as many bad calls and non calls against the Celtics in the second half as they did the Magic. The Ray Allen 3 that they whined about throughout the game was very close and it ended up being more than a 1 point loss so it wouldn't have made a difference. The Rondo shot that may or may not have hit the rim was a very close call. Going by the laws if physics, it would seem that it did hit the rim because is changed trajectory. But it was close and could have gone either way. But, that isn't what blew the 14 point lead and put the Celtics in position to win at that point of the game. The Celtics did shoot 21 free throws to just 12 for the Magic so they may have a point there. I am still amazed at how the Magic fans turn on their own team. I love my Celtics, win or lose.
I want to see what this team is made of from start to finish in an incredibly hostile environment.
The Celtics can't beat the Magic in this series, but the Magic can beat the Magic.
I swear sometimes this Magic team needs to be hit in the head with a hammer. Their playoff mentality bothers me too much.
Magic get revenge for that kid. Book it.
I'm pretty sure that kids' daddy's lawyer will be getting plenty of revenge for everyone. I mean, if I were 12 and someone that fat and that ugly shoved me out of the way on national television, I'd have nightmares for the rest of my life. I'd certainly never be able to enjoy basketball again, much less feel the soul-lifting joy of sitting courtside. That's like, $Texas worth of emotional trauma right there. Davis will have to play until he's 70 just to cover the kids psychiatrist bills.
I actually heard that KG yelled at Big Baby in the lockerroom for not pushing the kid all the way to the ground and taking his lunch money.
We'll win, Everyone can see the bitter taste in Lewis and Howards' mouth after watching BBD make that shot and the Celtics over the top celebration.
I wanna beat Boston, not simply because I despise their team, but because I want our team to play Cleveland so bad. Seriously, they've avoided us for three years now. I'd like to get just one shot at them.
This is a big game for us....lose this and its going to be tough for Boston not to smell blood and use whatever energy those tired legs have to put us away.
HCA never mattered much in this series and it won't tonight. The key factor in tonights game will actually be the health of Kendrik Perkins. If he is not 100% or doesn't play at all, this could be a big night for D12.
The NBA has their best man on the job tonight.... Monty McCutchen. This was over before it started.
We'll know what we're in for within the first few minutes of the game.
If by "what we're in for" you mean Orlando getting hacked, kicked, punched, elbowed, pushed, shoved, held by Boston with no fouls called, but they get to the line 23 times in one quarter because pierce goes into convulsions everytime he drives even though he's not touched...then yes you're right.
Pierce has been practicing going into convulsions all day long
I hope he has been practicing sitting on the bench because with Perkins not at 100% he will be in foul trouble pulling into the parking lot.
The key to the game, and I hate to say it, is will the refs let the Celtics flop and draw fouls. You cant charge into someone and get the foul in your favor, those are offensive fouls but time and again the refs give those to the Celtics. If that doesn't change, then we may lose.
Doesn't matter where we beat them. Orlando is a good road team and I fully expect them to dominate this garbage team in Boston without even blinking.
I'm just so sick of the KG's "scarface" grin, Eddie House's "I think I'm GOD attitude, Doc's overratedness, Perkin's complaints, BIG BABY's weight problem, and IGNORANT C's fans, and that stinkin movie w/ Daniel Stern and Damon Wayans 'Celtic Pride'.
Watch for Ray Ray this game.
Baby's going for 100.
Big baby would look nice in a magic uniform
Alston starts it again, I'm starting to hate him.
Refs sucking already.. Allen wasn't out of bounds, that other one was our ball and the jumpball was heavily in favor of the Celts..
The trend has been established this series. Pierce can body Hedo all he wants but Hedo cannot so much as be in Pierce's airspace.
Alston, JJ, and Hedo suck
The game plan is not to guard Rondo today. He is going to have to make a bunch of jump shots if they stick to this defense.
it's funny how we got a break on a call... Commentators flappin their mouths about it... But gives no mention/attention to all the breaks the Celtics get
Scala sucks let's take advantage of that
Hard to make that shot when Perkins has two hands in his back shoving him out of the lane.
SO far I have to admit we've gotten the enefit of the whistle..
Refs favoring us so far? That worries me a ton come 2nd half.
How does Davis move like that?
Once he gets all that fat swinging one way he can move pretty fast...He's like the Juggernaut once he gets moving in one direction he just keeps going.
I think that was the first layup Eddie House ever attempted.
Celtics continue to celebrate like they just won championship after every shot they make. No class.
We should have learned to never double off scalabrine by now Underestimating scalabrine is the story of his career. He wouldn't still be an nba player if people weren't constantly underestimating him and leaving him open
Can someone put house in his place... With d? And remind him of his role... Scrub
Without a doubt, by FAR, Orlando is the worst team in the league at playing with a lead. WITHOUT A DOUBT. I don't know if it's softness or what, but it's pathetic. Sometimes this team is just an embarrassment.
Magic are getting screwed! Salabrine's shot was a 2 and Allen's shot was clearly a 2!!!
Does anyone else think Allen had a foot on the line on that 3 pointer ?
They need to look at Allen and scabs three's..
Ray Allen didn't hit a 3...they gave him 1.
Glen Davis remind anyone else of Private Pyle from Full Metal Jacket?
Dwight can't do anything against Perkins
I can't believe we got that call in Boston.
I miss rondo.. Don't get rondo fouled out or else Eddie house will be on the flloor lol
I can't believe we are actually getting some calls.
Skip should slap a fan on the face after the game.
Boston can't get anything. We are shutting them down.
I think the refs are doing a great job today.
Baby with the hook? Damn you, Clifford Ray.
We can answer anything this week Boston line throws at us.
I can't believe that ****. We can't stop marbury and big baby
Marbury hasn't done squat all playoffs and the second the Celtics season is in serious trouble he suddenly prime Marbury again.
Baby crushing us, 20 points.
When did this fat idiot became a basketball god?
This is the dumbest team in history of basketball
If we're going to fold like that, we have no business even being in the 2nd round, let alone the ECF.
That 1 point would sure come in handy right now.
That 3pt point from Ray Allen earlier, that should've been a 2...lol... Another one to come back and bite us
Its not even the Celtics defense...It's Orlandos shot selection
THE REFS WILL SAY IT HIT THE RIM B/C CELTICS SAID SO
Refs: Stern says we want Boston to win..>Change the call.
Terrible call. It was an airball. **** the NBA. And take Allen's free point with you.
Refs had it right, then they listen to Doc and Perkins and switch the call. That ball was no where near the rim.
I'm not one to get into the whole blame to refs, stern, NBA thing.....but this 4th quarter looks very fishy to me....
Why didn't they reverse Allen's 3 to a 2 if they give them that shot clock reset
Boston is the dirtiest damn team in the NBA of course they are gunna get t his game...
They're making a case for which is worse: NBA Refs or the Orlando Magic
Unfortunately the right call. The ball did hit the rim. You can see it change direction. The net wouldn't do that
The N.B.A where fixing happens
STOP BLAMING THE REFS IT WAS A HORRIBLE CALL BUT U KNOW DEEP DOWN THE MAGIC WOULDNT HAVE SCORED ON THE PLAY EVEN IF THEY GOT THE BALL BACK Orlando was up 85-75 with 4:30 left and haven't scored since
If we loose we can't blame officials. It was another choke job. Simply put this team isn't going anywhere if we expect Hedo and Rashard to finish games.
The fourteen point lead evaporated in part because the refs stopped calling the game even remotely fairly.I'm sorry to say the Magic choked it away.
Refs had a small portion of the loss. Or really nothing You don't lose 10+ point lead with 4 minutes to go in a playoff game.
The refs didn't screw us... We screwed ourselves... This one was ours, and we took stupid shots, and didn't execute... And didn't go for rebounds, gave up 2nd chance opportunities Refs were horrible, yes... But we shot ourselves in the foot
Every time I see a car with a Massachusetts license plate..it's getting keyed
We deserve to lose this series. Getting owned by Davis and Marbury in the 4th....inexcusable
Hope we lose in game 6 so I don't get my hopes up for a game 7
Anyone notice the jersey pull on Lee before the ball was inbounded? That's two shots and the ball, right?
No, you got it wrong. It is a foul on Lee, since his shirt touched the glorious hands of a Celtic player. We'd be fortunate he isn't suspended for next game...
This is one of the most devastating, embarrassing losses in Magic history. As for the refs - the only call that f-Ed us was reversing the 24-second violation call. The crawling into a shell and blowing a lead in front of a national audience in one of the most important games any of these guys will likely ever play? That was all Magic baby.
Shaq cursed our franchise
.It's like they want us to suffer. Barkley, for the first time said it right.....They arent a good team from the neck up.
If we had Jameer we would probably win this series, but if they had Garnett we wouldn't.
I keep wanting to hate the Celtics but the team that pisses me off the most is my team and that just plain sucks!
It's a standard pattern for the Celts to get hammered by the refs in the first half, then have fair-to-friendly refereeing in the second. I don't know why.
KG is the biggest punk in the history of the NBA. I hope he never plays another game for the rest of his life.
I'm all for blaming the refs, but we can't put this loss on anyone besides ourselves.
I do want to point out that Orlando can't blame the refs for this loss. They just can't. The blames all theirs.
Glen Davis > Howard.....offensively.
Dwight has offensive moves... Just not against players with a strong lower base that can push him out. His multiple 30 point games aren't an accident, they just come against guys who can't consistently push him out.
I guess we need to sign Big Baby for the MLE!
You have one team with the ability to beat Cleveland, who hasn't a clue. Another team who is just receiving gift after gift whether it's from incompetence from the vastly more talented team, or despicable cheating by the refs. Only one game has gone how the whole series should and that was the hosing of the cheatics in game three.
Marbury and Davis going off in the 4th is a joke. I guess I can only laugh at the absurdity of those 2 guys going off.
Well atleast Rashard admits that they are smarter than we are....
We lead virtually the entire game...we are a spineless, uninspired, mentally weak and unintelligent team who thinks playing 36 minutes will be good enough...
Pierce is right his team want it more than us. It shows and like he said its all mental and Doc can outcoach SVG in his sleep.
I wanted to say how impressed I was with the refs in the last couple of games, but in last quarter there were way too many bad (non)calls.
I'm not blaming the refs 100%, but this is probably the worst game I've seen in a while from the officials. Especially at the most critical portion of the game. They failed to make the correct calls. Only to please the home crowd.
I think one thing is clear and that is that Davis is a guy that deserves full recognition for his hard play. The magic collapsed like a stack of Jenga, but one can't deny that Big Baby did what Dwight didn't. He showed up in the last seconds of the game to close it for his team.
We shot 12 free throws tonight....12. Dwight only got 3. Combine that with the Ray Allen non 3pter and the 'oh hey Doc complained we better change the call' shot clock violation we have all the proof necessary to prove the league gets what the league wants. I've never seen such an important call in a playoff game reversed like that, where NONE of the refs went running saying they saw it hit the rim before they conferenced. NONE of them saw what happened for sure and they guessed. Rewatch the game down the stretch and call after missed call went against the Magic, specifically Hedo getting nailed by Perkins (no foul) and Dwight being pushed and pulled on the Alston lob attempt (no foul). It's easy to say one team wanted it more, but if the refs are literally NOT MAKING ANY CALLS against Boston how can the Magic execute their offense?The heck with the Magic fan wanting an apology for being bumped by Glen Davis. I want an apology from the Magic for their pathetic play in this series.
Dwight just said in his press conference that he basically DESERVES the ball, and that the reason why we lost was because he only got 10 SHOTS! His ego is expanding faster than the universe...
Not sure how much I agree with him, he didn't do much when he did get the ball. Perkins owns him on D right now.
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