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Game 2: Second Quarter Update

The Magic wanted to play this game from outside … and paid the price. The Celtics [1] have built a 15-point halftime lead thanks to aggressive play at the basket, outscoring the Magic 32-14 in the paint. They have also outshot the Magic 56% to 41% from the field.

Kendrick Perkins [2] leads all scorers with 14 points (6/7 FG) and has been called for just one foul. Ray Allen [3], who had a quiet night in Game 1, has added 13 points. J.J. Redick is the high scorer for the Magic with 11 points.

Most importantly, the Celtics have controlled this game without Paul Pierce [4]. He has played just five minutes (3 points) after banging knees with Hedo Turkoglu [5] early in the first quarter.