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Dwight Howard: ‘We will win the war’ vs. Shaq, Celtics

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On January 18, 2011 @ 12:47 am In General | No Comments

After all the hullabaloo over who’s the real Superman [1], there’s no wonder Dwight Howard [2] rolls his eyes when he’s asked about Shaquille O’Neal [3]. Thinking for a moment, the Magic center made a bold prediction.

“The matchup is awesome,” said Howard, tongue firmly planted in cheek. “He won the victory tonight, but we will win the war.”

Howard actually dominated the individual battle during Monday night’s Celtics [4] victory against the Magic. He totaled 33 points and 13 rebounds, while Shaq finished with just 12 and 2. But the C’s walked away with a 109-106 win to even the season series between the two Eastern Conference rivals, 1-1.

Asked about the defense Glen Davis [5] and Shaq played on Howard, Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy [6] wasn’t too impressed.

“It was OK, I guess,” he said. “They combined did a good job. They held him to 33, and you know — whatever.”

The Celtics lost to the Magic on Christmas Day in Orlando, 86-78. Shaq and Howard combined for eight points and 11 personal fouls in that matchup. Round 3 of the battle for Superman supremacy is Feb. 6, in Boston again.


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