Game 7 journal, Twitter style.
If Anderson Cooper says it's useful, I'm not going to argue.
8:09 pm—Dwight Howard just gave some Celtics courtside family a lap dance. This feels like a game seven.
8:09 pm- Stan Van Gundy “panic level”—Cautious
10:44—First points. Rondo with 2, and we're off!
10:10—Alston with a 3!
9:30—The Magic are hitting their wide open 3s tonight.
8:52—Howard mauls Rondo, Magic ball, Karma Police catch up w/ the Magic on a travel.
8:05—Mark this down: Giving Howard wide open dunk opportunities will not win this game for the Celtics.
6:25—Magic are 3/3 tonight from 3pt range.
5:36—Dwight w/ another dunk. 19–9 Magic. Celts frequently losing track of the biggest man on the court while he’s standing in the paint.
5:11—Dwight just literally floated over to the baseline and blocked a Pierce layup
4:08—Howard’s vert is limited to 14.5 feet. Good to know.
3:02—A quick sweep of courtside fans reveals far fewer fake breasts than the Lakers’ game.
2:26—Courtney Lee with a huge block on the fastbreak.
2:10—Inadvertent whistle. Wish someone had informed Joey Crawford of that option
2:10—SVG PL–Elevated. Is the pallbearer getup for the Magic funeral, or just his head coaching career?
SVG interview. Still panicked. He’s a man with two styles, Stiff or 70s porno “Stiffy”
11:48—Pierce strikes first. 2 points
10:28—the NBA’s low, cinematic angle makes it difficult to tell what the hell’s going on
10:14—Turk with another 3. 10 points on 4/4 shooting
9:15—Howard got away with a goal tend. Out of bounds on next poss. Karma police are all over him
8:20—Marbury got picked by a ref. Biased officiating has to go.
8:06—Gortat’s, aka “that white guy’s”, dunk was “Howardesque”
6:04—Rashard is the only Magic Player missing 3 pointers.
5:39—“Move it, Swing it, Pick it”– My favorite rap song and Doc Rivers’ motivational slogan
5:15—I just found out I’m on at least a 15 second delay in relation to ESPN’s gamecast
4:30—Once again, the Magic overshoot a Howard alleyoop. Unacceptable.
3:15—Celts closed to 6 point deficit. SVG panic level—Cold Sweat
2:26—Pietrus with a 3. 6 minutes and 6 points. Redick hasn’t taken a shot, yet he starts.
2:00—Reggie’s “best closers” and no mention of Ray Allen. Somebody’s jealous.
1:30—42-38, Orlando. SVG in heart attack mode
:05.3—Rondo mauled, no call. Shot clock violation, Ray Allen still hits the no shot. Clutch, Reggie.
Interview Turkoglu. Can’t understand a word he’s saying.
Best commercial I’ve seen in a while: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtzQ0eXVoJo
Kenny Smith makes the best of that gimmicky touch screen.
Hedo eats pregame pizza. Great rehash of terrible investigative journalism.
Commercial—Heineken Taxi. Never, ever have 4 people been so coherent on the way from the bars
Highlight Montage—Some Nickelbackish band. Alston slapping House in the head in slomo. I lol’ed
Highlights—How much game prep does Redick waste getting his bed head right?
12:00—Howard, Alston, Redick, Lewis, Turkoglu. Why SVG, why?
11:09—45-41, Orlando. SVG trembling
10:43—Goaltending, Howard mauling the rim, the Celts, and the Magic. Strange no call.
10:13—Big Baby came out strong, nobody else is playing right now. 3 point game.
8:49—Rondo dunks on Howard. Crowd goes nuts.
6:51—Rondo with a stupid foul on Alston. 3 point opportunity.
6:34—Ray Allen jumper. 15 points, 26 minutes
5:27—Redick with 3 points! He’s played this entire quarter, and 21 minutes of the game and has 3 points.
4:35—Hedo with a 3. Magic 10/17 from beyond the arc.
3:54—Uncontested Dwight dunk. How does that happen?
3:20—That lucky charms guy (Scalabrine) got his first points
2:40—Ray Allen with a 25 ft turnaround. He’s keeping Bos in this by himself.
2:08—Redick’s out after 24 minutes and 5 points.
1:24—Pietrus scores immediately. Why doesn’t he start?
:00—Rondo with a foot-on-the-line buzzer beating 2. 66-61. Celts within 5.
Commercial—Year One: Jack Black, the Superbad kid, will it be funny?
12:00—Perkins, Allen, Marbury, Rondo, Scalabrine. What’s up, Doc?
11:35—Pietrus 3. 11 points. Start him!
10:57—Current Magic 5—Pietrus, Lee, Johnson, Howard, Turkoglu. I like it.
10:58—Howard with another block. He’s got 5
10:30—Pietrus with another make. 13 points.
9:59—Game 7: Where lots of Orlando “And-1s” happen.
9:31—SVG close up. He looks “jittery” despite a 15 point lead.
9:15—Howard altered a shot without even moving. He feigned a block and Marbury bit. Respect.
8:20—Pietrus with another 2!
8:04—Howard with his 5th foul. Magic up 17. Uh-oh?
8:04—Magic up 15, 8 minutes to go. SVG panic alert: Mild shivering, has to pee.
7:19—Paul Pierce “flawless” at the line? Dream on, Marv.
6:00—Paul Pierce finally hits a big shot. Too late?
5:43—Eddie House hits his first shot. Again, too late?
5:17—Rondo with two, consecutive, bad fouls. He’s got 5.
5:11—Boston Timeout. SVG is winded. Panic overload!
5:00—90-75. Celts are in trouble.
4:18—Ray with a 3. The man doesn’t give up.
4:12—Panic SVG makes a terrible decision: Dwight coming back in with 5 fouls.
3:27—Turkoglu is on fire, 25 points. The secret is clearly pregame pizza.
3:27—Celts Timeout. Strategy must be to make SVG ruin his team during the TOs. 95-78.
2:52—Alston with the dagger! Magic up 20. Tony Allen coming in soon?
2:30—Tony Allen’s in! Game over! Game over! Magic to the conf. Finals despite SVG!
Congrats to the Magic! Final score: 101–82