Magic Vs. Celtics: Orlando Unravels In Fourth Quarter, Falls 91-83 To Boston

After enjoying a 21-point halftime lead, the Orlando Magic scored just eight points in the final quarter as Boston went on a 44-15 run to defeat the Magic.

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Celtics Vs. Magic Final Score: Orlando Unravels In Fourth Quarter, Loses By Eight To Boston

Enjoying a comfortable 21-point lead at the half, the Orlando Magic coughed it up with a woeful offensive fourth quarter to lose to the Boston Celtics for the second time this week. The Celtics defensive pressure completely took Orlando out of their game yet again, as the Magic scored just eight points in the final twelve minutes - reminiscent of the franchise-record low 56-point performance on Monday. Boston finished the game on a 44-15 run to escape with a 91-83 win.

The Magic had five players in double figures, but shot just 38 percent from the floor after making half their attempts over the first two quarters. Orlando simply unraveled in the fourth quarter, as Ryan Anderson and Dwight Howard got technical fouls on back-to-back possessions as the Celtics began to take the lead. Anderson came out hot, scoring 12 points in the first quarter but that would be it for his night. Howard finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds but was helpless to stop Boston's inexorable run.

Playing without Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo, it was an impressive road comeback for Boston and a discouraging sign for Orlando. The Magic have no time to gather themselves after the second-half debacle, as they now travel to New Orleans to face the Hornets on Friday night.

For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and CelticsBlog. For all your NBA news, be sure to visit SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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Celtics Vs. Magic Score Update: Orlando Jumps Out To 21-Point Lead Over Boston At Halftime

The Orlando Magic have already eclipsed their point total from Monday night against the Boston Celtics, when they set a new franchise record with just 56 points in four quarters at TD Garden. It was a different story on Thursday, as Orlando got hot, shooting 50 percent from the floor and taking a 58-37 lead over the Celts.

Ryan Anderson didn't make a shot on Monday, going 0 for 8 and symbolizing the general offensive ineptitude of the Magic on that night. But Anderson has turned it around since, catching fire in the win over Indiana and now leading Orlando with 12 points at half. Jason Richardson was the only other Magic player in double figures with 10. As was the case against the Pacers, new all-time franchise scoring leader Dwight Howard was in foul trouble throughout the first half, playing only seven minutes. The Magic will look to keep the pace in the second half to avenge their loss on Monday with a blowout of their own.

For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and CelticsBlog. For all your NBA news, be sure to visit SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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Magic Vs. Celtics Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Orlando Magic can avenge Monday's embarrassing loss to the Boston Celtics when they host Boston on Thursday night in prime time. The Celtics held Orlando to a franchise-low 56 points--and just 20 in the second half--in a 31-point rout on Monday, despite being without All-Star guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo. Orlando was coming off two days of rest and did not have any major injuries to report, but still suffered embarrassment at the Celtics' hands.

Here's everything you need to know about Thursday's's matchup between the Magic and Celtics:

Game Date/Time: Thursday, January 26; 8:00pm ET

Location: Amway Center, Orlando, FL

TV Schedule
National: Marv Albert and Mike Fratello have the call for TNT

Radio Schedule
Orlando: WDBO 580 AM
Boston: WEEI 93.7 FM, 850 AM

For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and CelticsBlog.

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Magic Vs. Celtics: Orlando Looks To Put 56-Point Debacle In Rearview As It Hosts Boston

Kevin Garnett and co. held the Magic to a franchise-low 56 points on Monday. Orlando can exact some revenge Thursday as the Celtics come to town.

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