What the Magic Must do to Win Game Seven

Sam TastadCorrespondent IIIMay 17, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 10:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic shoots against Kendrick Perkins #43 of the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 10, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Tonight is it for either the Orlando Magic or Boston Celtics. Game Seven is in Boston at 7:00 PM EST. Will this game be one of the best Game Seven's or will it be a blowout? It's now up to the players to determine the final outcome of this series.

The Orlando Magic have had their victories and losses in this series. They have been shocked by Glen Davis and have lost a fourteen point lead in Game Five.

In order to win tonight to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Magic must have their "A" game against the Boston Celtics tonight.

First, the Magic must let Dwight Howard do his thing. He must rebound and get to the paint to score points. In Game Six at Orlando, Howard recorded 23 points and 22 rebounds. If the Magic want to win, Howard has to be on his game.

Second, Dwight Howard must be on top of his defensive game. Howard needs to remember, defense wins championships, and what better way to get closer to that goal than by winning in Boston to move on. 

Third, the whole team must play together and not be selfish. The Magic must know that there is no "I" in team. Howard can't do it alone. Rafer Alston, Courtney Lee, and Hedo Turkoglu must contribute in big ways.

Finally, the Orlando Magic must play Magic basketball. They need to play like they did in Game Six vs the Celtics. The Magic can beat the Celtics, they just have to believe in their team, and in their heart that they can defeat Boston.

Prediction: Orlando 92 Boston 88.

Now it's your turn! Turn on the TV, sit back and watch who will be facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.