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Celtics Season Ends in Loss to Magic

The Boston Celtics pushed the Magic to the limit minus two of their big men and the biggest defensive presence in the NBA but had no more magic Sunday night as they lost to the Orlando Magic, 101-82, and had their World Championship defense come to an end.

Ray Allen finally broke out of his slump, scoring 23 points, but the other important members of the team *ahem* Paul Pierce (16 points on 4-13 shooting) did not deliver as the Magic finally hit their shots. The Magic led from the start and though the Celts cut the deficit to just a few points in the third quarter, the Magic made a 10-0 run early in the fourth to pull away.

Coming into the series everyone knew if the Magic hit their shots it would be tough for the Celtics to win. In games 4, 5 and 6 the Magic struggled from three point land but finally the shots fell Sunday as they hit an incredible 13-20 threes on the night.

So for the Celtics, it’s a tough way to go out, losing games 6 and 7 with a chance to advance, something that’s never happened in their history.

For the Magic, it’s a date with LeBron and Cavs in the Conference Finals.

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6 comments for “Celtics Season Ends in Loss to Magic”

  1. Celtics Season Ends in Loss to Magic: The Boston Celtics pushed the Magic to the limit minus two of their big me.. http://tinyurl.com/p2wgef

    Posted by Sports of Boston | May 17, 2009, 11:37 pm
  2. It’s amazing that the Celtics made it as far as they did without Garnett and Powe. I believe they would have been crushed by Cleveland, so my sorrow at the Celts’ loss is somewhat lessened by the fact that Orlando will be crushed instead.

    Wait ’til next year!!

    Posted by Ken | May 18, 2009, 7:33 am
  3. [...] Top Story ⋅ May 18, 2009 at 10:30pm ⋅ Post a comment So we’ve lost our two playoff teams in the same week. How are we going to recover? I guess for most of us, the Bruins [...]

    Posted by What Can We Do Now? | Sports of Boston | May 18, 2009, 10:31 pm
  4. I just started watchin basketball around march of 09, and the first team i saw play was the celtics against a team that i dont even remember because boston played so well. It was Paul Pierce that drew me to this team when i saw him steal or rebound three shots back to back and convert them into three pointers. This sparked my fascination with the NBA. So im proud that they at least put up a fight and made it this far…The Fight of The Irish.

    Posted by Omar | May 19, 2009, 3:28 pm
  5. [...] could use a few enhancements this year, as clearly they didn’t do enough to motivate the Celtics in the Game 7 loss against Orlando…Okay, okay, maybe missing KG had something to do with it [...]

    Posted by 2009-2010 Celtics Dancer Final Auditions | Sports of Boston | July 1, 2009, 5:02 am
  6. [...] the Celtics limped through the first round against the Bulls before getting knocked out in Game 7 of the second round against the Magic. With a healthy Garnett, many felt (including yours truly) the Celtics could take on and defeat [...]

    Posted by Garnett’s Knee Getting Better | Sports of Boston | October 1, 2009, 7:10 am

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