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Game 6 third quarter blog thoughts

Posted By Mike Petraglia On May 14, 2009 @ 9:10 pm In General | 2 Comments

ORLANDO -If the Magic lose the game, look at the free throw line. Orlando missed five of their first six of the third quarter and had made just 9-of-17 through three. The Celtics [1] still led, 62-61, in the lowest scoring three quarters of the series so far. Rajon Rondo [2] has an amazing 15 rebounds as the Celtics are outrebounding the Magic, 37-29.

Dwight Howard [3] began the quarter by getting fouled by Ray Allen [4] but missed his two free throws.

9:24 Glen Davis [5] picks up his fourth but Rashard Lewis misses another two free throws.

Some other tidbits: At 2:56 in perhaps the most bizarre reaction ever to a neutral jump ball call, Magic guard Rafer Alston [6] kissed the folically-challenged head of Marc Davis. Alston blocked the shot of Kendrick Perkins [7] from behind and Alston immediately pleaded his case for a traveling call.

At 8:01, Magic time out as the Celtics begin the quarter on a 7-0 run that featured a Rondo three as the shot clock expired. At 7:04 Howard spin and fade away jumper left baseline gives Celtics their biggest lead, 55-45. At 6:25 Another Rondo jumper as the shot clock expired. Howard has 22 points and 17 rebounds.

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