NBA Playoffs 2010 - Celtics vs Magic:
Ray Allen, Boston Celtics Beat
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic, 92-88,Â In Game One
Game One goes to the Green.
Despite one of the worst officiated games I have witnessed all season, the No. 4-ranked Boston Celtics beat the refs and the No. 2-ranked Orlando Magic, 92-88, in Game One Sunday afternoon in Orlando.
With under seven seconds to play, Ray Allen knocked down two clutch free throws to give the Celtics the win by four points. Allen finished the game with a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds. Paul Pierce, who also made a couple free throws in the waning moments, tallied 22, while Rasheed Wallace continued his good postseason play by chipping in 13 markers.
In the loss, Orlando All-Star center Dwight Howard struggled the from (3-of-10) and the charity stripe, shooting 7-for-12. He ended the game with a double-double, tallying 13 points and 12 board.
Vince Carter scored a team-high 23 points, while Jameer Nelson nearly collected a double-double with 22 points and nine rebounds for the Magic.
Game Two is set for Tuesday night at 8:30 in Orlando.
Boston leads the series 1-0.
*Photo by Pierre Ducharme/Reuters.