It was an historically bad performance on the offensive end for the Orlando Magic on Monday night, as they fell to the Boston Celtics 87-56 at the TD Garden. The 56-point offensive output is a franchise low. The Celtics were playing without Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Chris Wilcox, Keyon Dooling, and Mickael Pietrus but it didn't really matter with the Magic shooting just 24.6 percent from the floor. Orlando scored just ten points in each of the last two quarters, as Boston ran away for the 31-point win.
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 14 rebounds, but shot just four of 15 from the floor as a part of the Magic's woeful offensive evening. Howard hit his first five free-throws, but was then five of 13 from the charity strip thereafter. No other Magic player was in double figures, with Ryan Anderson most notably going 0 for 8 from the floor. Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass led Boston with 19 points each.
Orlando has little time to find its offense, as they travel to Indiana to face the Pacers on the second night of a back-to-back on Tuesday.