The Orlando Magic always have a tough matchup with the Boston Celtics with Dwight Howard, but without him on Wednesday night the Magic were able to keep it close. At halftime, the Celtics hold a 55-51 lead and a big part of that has been the play of Paul Pierce. Pierce has picked up 13 points and 11 assists in just 17 minutes of play.
For Orlando, Glenn Davis is leading the Magic in scoring with 16 points in the first half against his former team. Jameer Nelson has also picked up 13 points with 5 assists as the Magic try to keep the pace without their dominating big man. Even without Howard, the Magic have out rebounded the Celtics 19-15.
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