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Game 6 First Quarter Blog thoughts

ORLANDO – Some early thoughts from Amway Arena. Doc Rivers [1], who stressed the importance of his big men to play disciplined before the game,  sent an early message to Glen Davis [2]. The hero of Game 4 would not return the rest of the quarter as the Celtics [3] shot out to a 25-22 lead after one, quieting a crowd that was already nervous.

At 10:41, after getting Boston’s first basket on a layup, Davis pulled out after committing first foul and replaced by Brian Scalabrine [4]. At 9:29 Dwight Howard [5] dunked for his first basket. At 9:09, Howard with a put-back dunk. At 8:33 Perkins as shot clock expired. At 7:46 Howard gets easy layup then taunts and gets a technical foul.

Howard started 3-for-4 while the rest of the team started 0-for-9 before Rafer Alston [6] drilled a three-pointer midway through the quarter.

Magic were ice cold in first quarter and shot just 9-for-26.