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Celtics-Magic: Comeback Buzzkill

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The way Stephon Marbury viewed Boston’s 95-90 loss in Game 1 to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night, the Celtics hadn’t really earned the energy that the sellout crowd was giving them when they started to mount a dramatic, nearly historic comeback from a 28-point third-quarter hole.

“The crowd was great,” Marbury said. “They came ready to do what they were supposed to do. We didn’t.”

What the Celtics didn’t do was keep the game close in the final moments of the second quarter and early stretches of the third quarter.

With the game tied, 30-30, Orlando closed the first half on a 24-6 run to take a 54-36 halftime lead.


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