Orlando Magic Game Six Recap: I Believe in Magic

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IMay 14, 2009

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The Magic did it! They won what could have possibly been their final game of the season and will now go back to Boston for the seventh game of this series.



The main reason Orlando got any chance at winning this game was due to the excessive amount of turnovers by the Boston Celtics. They lost the ball a total of 19 times, giving the Magic a great amount of second chance points.

Orlando shot a horrific 36.6 percent from the field, 23.1 percent from the three point line, and 54.8 percent from the free throw line.

In a do or die type of situation like tonight, the Celtics should have certainly won this game, especially with the Magic shooting the ball like they did.

Rashard Lewis had another stellar game, scoring 20 points on seven for eighteen shooting, including six rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block. Lewis took advantage yet again against Glen Davis and Brian Scalabrine and clearly won the offensive and defensive battles against the two.

Dwight Howard had a Superman type of game, scoring a game high 23 points, with a tremendous 22 rebounds with a magnificent 10 offensive rebounds. He also added three block shots and really played incredible defense, altering countless shots.

As for Boston, Ray Allen scored only five points on an appalling two for eleven from the field. Allen has not played well throughout the entire series and really struggled tonight.


Preview for Game Seven

With the momentum now shifted to the Magic's side, Orlando has all the confidence in the world to go into Boston and finish off the series.

Knowing the defending champions, they are pretty confident as well.

What it will come down to is who wants to win the game more, who has more heart, and who has the fire in their eyes to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

This has been an amazing series thus far and the Celtics have really played spectacular basketball.

But in the end, I really have faith in the Orlando Magic to capture the game seven victory on Sunday.

I guess we will just have to wait until Sunday to see who will advance!