Orlando 80, Boston 91

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 6, 2011 2:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #23 Jason Phillips, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 22 21 18 19 80
Boston 17 29 24 21 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 32-20 18-7 14-13 L1
Boston 38-12 23-4 15-8 W1

Recap


Rajon Rondo had a season-high 26 points and contributed seven assists to help the Boston Celtics record an impressive 91-80 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Paul Pierce scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett had 16 and nine rebounds as Boston improved its Eastern Conference-best record to 38-12.

Dwight Howard had 28 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando (32-20), which is just 7-8 over its last 15 games.

The Celtics played stellar defense and limited Orlando to 34.4-percent shooting, including 3-for-24 shooting from 3-point range. Howard didn’t score a second-half field goal until little more than a minute remained.

Boston’s Ray Allen scored 11 points and made two 3-point baskets. He is now three 3-point baskets behind Reggie Miller’s NBA record of 2,560.

Ryan Anderson added 12 points for Orlando.

Celtics guard Marquis Daniels suffered an apparent neck injury early in the second quarter. Daniels was carried off on a stretcher and transported to a hospital.

Boston led 46-43 at halftime and started the second half with a 24-12 run to take control.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Boston
Dwight Howard 28 Scoring Rajon Rondo 26
Hedo Turkoglu 4 Assists Rajon Rondo 7
Dwight Howard 13 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 13
Dwight Howard 8 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 10
Dwight Howard 3 Steals Glen Davis 2
Hedo Turkoglu 1 Blocks Kendrick Perkins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 80 34.4 3-24 13-16 13 46 1 7 12
Boston 91 47.6 3-9 28-34 21 41 4 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Celtics have a W/L % of .763 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Magic have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .526 after a loss.
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