There was no debate about the importance of this game. If the Celtics lost, they would be thrown into a devastating 3-1 hole against the Orlando Magic, but with a win could regain home court advantage. The two teams were battling it out for the whole game, as Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 27 points, while Dwight Howard led the Magic with 23. It all came down to one play, with 11.3 seconds left in the game. The C's were down 94-93, and Paul Pierce received a pass at the top of the arc with about 3 seconds left. He drew 2 defenders over, and passed it to Big Baby, who threw up the potential game winning two, and hit it.
Rajon Rondo had a big game for Boston as well, as he had 21 points coupled with 14 rebounds. The biggest problem tonight for Boston was their bench, which scored two points in the entire game. Marbury scored their only points, while Brian Scalabrine and Mikki Moore played marginal defense on either Rashard Lewis or Dwight Howard. Still, the C's managed a 95-94 win, and have tied the series at two games a piece.