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Celtics Beat Lakers; Take 3-2 Series Lead

Boston CelticsPaul Pierce scored 27 point while Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo both scored 18 in helping the Boston Celtics defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 in Game 5 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The C’s take a 3-2 game lead back to LA for Game 6 on Tuesday (15-Jun) night at 9pm EST. This hard fought victory came to the C’s despite Kobe Bryant’s game-leading 38 points. The problem with the Lakers is that, despite Kobe dropping 38 on the C’s, only one other Laker, Pau Gasol, was in double digits for points (12). The C’s fought hard to make sure they were taking a series lead back to LA. Ray Allen continued his three-point shooting woes as he went 0-4 in the game. He was still able to contribute 12 points in his 40+ minutes of action.

Paul Pierce doing his best Randy Moss impersonation

Photo: Barry Chin / Boston Globe

Finals are far from over – Boston Globe
Kobe is going it alone against the Celtics – National Post
Coach Jackson’s comments near end of Game 5 don’t bother the Celtics – Canadian Press
2010 NBA Finals, Game 5 – Sports Illustrated
NBA Finals Game 5 Box Score – Boston Globe

A True C’s Fan

Boston CelticsFrom: Rye man ends journey to New York, wins Celtics tickets

Before you claim total C’s fandom, you have to walk a mile (or 218) in these guys shoes!

Five days and 218 miles later, Rye resident Tyler McGill made it to New York City after what had been a weeklong journey for what is currently the most sought-after sports tickets in the nation.

Rye man walking to NYC for Celtics tickets
Having made a bet with friends to walk from TD Garden in Boston to New York City for a ticket to each Celtics home game in the NBA finals, the 27-year-old’s quest for floor seats on the parquet floor concluded late Sunday night at the doorsteps of his pal’s Manhattan apartment.

Magic Making a Series of It

Boston CelticsThe Orlando Magic have now taken two straight games – the latest a 113-92 drubbing – from the Boston Celtics. All of a sudden the previously assumed entrance of the 2009-10 Boston Celtics into the NBA Finals is not such a done deal. Boston fans are reeling after the Bruins major letdown after going up 3-0 in their playoff series…could the C’s be next?

Kevin Garnett not enjoying the view Wednesday night Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Kevin Garnett not enjoying the view Wednesday night
Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Eye-opener: Is now the time for the Celtics to panic? – USA Today
Magic stays in the hunt by beating Celtics, 113-92‎ – LA Times
2010 NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics lose Game 5, but retain confidence‎ – ESPN
Celtics’ Frontcourt and Momentum Are Shaken‎ – NY Times

Stay of Execution: Orlando Wins Game 4

Boston Celtics Dwight Howard scored 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Orlando Magic got a stay of execution in Game 4 of the Easter Conference Championship.
Orlando Wins Game 4
Dwight Howard and teammates celebrate Game 4 win.
Photo courtesy of Reuters

Magic stave off elimination with Game 4 overtime win in Boston‎ – USA Today
Magic take Celtics to OT and on to Game 5‎ – The Associated Press
Suddenly in Boston, no lead appears safe‎ – Boston Globe
Celtics Run Out of Gas – Boston Herald
Still some Magic left, Orlando stops Celts – NY Daily News

Rondo Makes Top Plays of Weekend

Boston CelticsBoston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo made the SportsCenter Top Plays Of The Weekend!

Check out the video here: Rajon Rondo Top Plays