For the most part, Magic fans knew they were getting all the calls in this one. I don't remember ever seeing a worse officiated game. I liked Dwight Howard coming into this series but no more. The guy is dirty and tries to hurt people and that is very evident. If the refs would call his dirty tactics, they would stop. He does them because he is allowed to. The league better wise up before he permanently hurts someone with those elbows. It wouldn't be hard for him as strong as he is and as hard as he comes down with those elbows to break someone's neck. I'm pretty much disgusted with the NBA today. For the first time in over 40 years of watching basketball I really don't feel like watching it any more. I still love my Celtics, but the officials are taking all the joy out of watching games. It's not which team is better any longer. It's which team can overcome the horrible calls and which team is getting help from the refs and that has ruined the integrity of the game. David Stern must go.
We're going back to Boston.
I've been hoping for some kind of devastating knee injury for someone on the Celtics for a while now. My KG voodoo doll will work 2nite
I don't know, I haven't seen anything at all this whole entire series that gives me confidence that we can beat these guys. Even last game although we won, every possession was a struggle, the offense was so bogged down. We haven't had one good stretch that shows me we are figuring things out and we're going to turn things around. Here's hoping to I'm wrong.
Magic Johnson just picked us to win game 5... We're screwed.
Win this, game 6 will be the real challenge and then game 7 is ours.
The Celtics have NEVER played in a game 6 after leading 3-0 in a series. Will that change tonight?
Yep, and they had never lost a game 7 @home until last year!
I think we can take game 5 or I am hoping we do, last thing I want is the Oreana's last game is a Celtics win, like we did to the Boston garden 95-96
Rondos arms look like they reach his knees almost..There super long, but he reaches like crazy though.
I wanna call an exterminator everytime I see him..he is such a pest..put antennas on him he would look like one to..
Stop the TO's and stop that Flopper Pierce!
These refs need too be hit with a lead pipe across the knee's in the parking lot after the game.
We're going to see this kind of murder by the refs for 3 games more, nevertheless, we WILL win those 3 games! GO MAGIC!
Finally they tag that punk Rondo with his 2nd. He should have 4 fouls right now.
These refs are awful. Stop favoring Boston, please.
Pierce is honestly just a tad below LeBron when it comes to favourable calls.
At least Cleveland usually only has LeBron to get a ridiculous amount of BS calls. The Celtics have a team full of them.
Rondo KG Fat Baby and Sheed are all in foul trouble. We need to attack attack attack
Hey, look! A call in our favor.
Big Baby is a flopping guy man, I cant stand him..
I love how they're the ones flopping and getting the fouls called on them..
Their racking up fouls. Rondo in foul trouble again. GOod news.
I'm loving these refs today.
Were getting bailed out. A few times.
I thought Rondo said he was fine.
He looks a little gimpy out there.
Dwight mugged Rondo lol..
WOW... These refs are AWESOME
The refs favor us!!!
Perkins is GONE!!
That should not be a technical.
As much as I hate the Celtics that is a horrible call
THE FIX IS IN. WOOO HOO
Looks that way, the one guy that can guard Dwight gets TKO'd on a night when Dwight is beasting..
7th tech? Susp?? That's ..don't even know how to respond to that..wow.. I listened to donaghy on Dan Patrick show and he said.. Hmm ..kinda interesting then seeing this
I don't know why everyone hates Perkins. He is the only Celtic that doesn't flop all over the court. In fact I have never seen him go to the ground unless someone tackles him. He is one ugly dude but I respect his game.
Wow I don't like this. Now the Boston fans will have an excuse..
Well, that was a gift.
I'm a magic fan obviously...but does this game seem a little....fishy ??
That was neither a foul or a technical on Perkins. They really are hosing Boston right now.
Even David Steele and richie abubadato the radio announcers for the magic said the Perkins foul was bunk.
Orlando, where every word is a technical foul
That was a terrible call and we will probably pay for the bad officiating in the end. I just hope it's not in the next game.
Wow bad call....incidental on big baby It's raining fouls
THAT WAS NO FOUL PIERCE FLOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE PULLED HOWARD ON TOP OF HIM.
Get the wheelchair!! What an actress!!!
Makes you wonder about the reports of Paul Pierce getting "stabbed" I bet he just cut himself making salsa
Dwight has be to careful - he's getting too many of the head shots
Rondo and Pierce certainly do love hitting the deck, don't they?
So all of a sudden the refs on our side right now?
Game 6 will be the hardest game any of our guys have ever played if we make it that far. It's going to be a war, one in which I HOPE the refs stay out of.
Ok, NOBODY is more sick of poor calls against us more than I am. But some of these calls against Boston are flat out garbage. I hope this isn't setting us up to be royally screwed over by officiating in game 6 if there is one. Why can't NBA refs stay the hell out of the game, it's ridiculous.
Looks like Crawford hates the Celts more then us..
What happened to Big Baby? He looks seriously dazed. I hope he's all right, because right now, he looks as if he just had a stroke, and I don't mean that sarcastically.
Somebody HAS to make a .GIF out of that big baby stumble....
They're losing all their big man..
Ouch, it was Howard
He was elbowed,knocked out a bit,no biggie.
Dam that's gotta hurt. Hopefully he is ok. Dwight just developed his new weapon
"The People's Elbow"?
Big baby is one of the first people I've seen to get up from one of those, so props to the guy.
Why are the Celtics always on the floor? (MY Take: Could it be because they are always getting elbowed and knocked to the floor by fouls that aren't being called? Just sayin'... )
I must say the ref is awfully nice to us tonight
No perk, no Davis .. We should win this one
Could both be out next game if we win..
C's seem like a weak team.....
I hate pierce for that foul .. But then again, who doesn't hate Pierce
NBA better give Pierce a Flagrant for that
Pierce is dirty
Some part of me hopes that Stern sees the intrigue of the Magic being the first team to come back from a 3-0 deficit to bring in ratings. Maybe the refs will start showing us more love!!
The longer it goes the better for us..they are getting tired..their age is a factor in a longer series..
Daniels played 2 minutes this whole entire series and he ended up getting a concussion. . . . .lol
The Celtics just aren't sturdy, their age and fragile nature might be their downfall...
They're running out of players..
This is the worst kind of win I'd have hoped for and will unfortunately be remembered as one of those asteriks games predetermined by NBA, like the 2000 Kings-Lakers. Homerism aside, both T's on Perkins were an utter joke, as well as early ticky tacky fouls on some other Celtics fouls, and frankly, Dwight should have been ejected for either of the elbow follow throughs on Pierce and Davis. I used to give him the benefit of the doubt, but it's very clear now that he has definite intent to injure when he comes down. Even when he blocked Rondo, he was looking to hurt him in the follow up, as well as in some other plays. I'm very disappointed in him turning into a dirty player. Someone he respects better talk to him about it and set him straight
Howard didn't intentionally try to hurt anyone. Also for the record, Perkins deserved that tech as he was walking away. You don't know what he said. Furthermore, Vince got a tech in game 2 when he was on the frickin sideline, and that game was close.
Boston is Bruised Battered and Beaten we got the momentum all pressure on Boston now
According to Celtic fans D12 is the most dirtiest player in the league.
All of KG's pushing is "playoff basketball" but Howard's elbow's are dirty?
How about pierce throwing jj to the ground? That was a flagrant..
Lets just all pray that Perkins' techs stick. Posting Shard on PP was a beautiful sight tonight
The techs on Perkins won't stick. They would if they were any other team than the Celtics. Because they are the Celtics, the NBA will inevitably cheat for them at some point in time. This is probably that point.
It's obivious those technicals are getting rescinded. The media is putting the pressure on the NBA to do it, and quite frankly they both were bull.
I hope against hope they stick, but the 1st should be rescinded. It was clearly an inadvertant elbow, but the ref had absolutely no way of knowing that. Then again, the NBA adjusted Dwight's elbow to a flagrant 1 after reviewing it, and it is painfully obvious that was little more than over acting...
Lets keep fighting we got them right were we WAnt them play as hard as you can in game 5 there an
old team and its showing keep punching in them in the mouth
So awesome to get this win. And haha half of Boston is gonna be out next game.
WOw @ SVG saying he hates Rasheed Wallace
I hate to say it but I have a feeling we are going to pay for all the love we got from the refs tonight. Everyone is saying the Celtics got hosed in this one. Get ready for make up calls all over the place in the next game. Hopefully they won't have perkins or fat baby. We should win even if they do get the calls. They are beat up now. We got this.