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Today's Game: Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics

Orlando Magic main logo
Boston Celtics main logo
Amway Arena
1:00 PM
Probable starters:
Carlos Arroyo PG Rajon Rondo
Maurice Evans SG Ray Allen
Hedo Turkoglu SF Paul Pierce
Rashard Lewis PF Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard C Kendrick Perkins

Boston is fresh off a one-point victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, after which Kevin Garnett celebrated by popping his jersey. Not many people appreciated the gesture, considering the Celtics should have beaten the Timberwolves by about 78 points based on the talent disparity. But whatever. Ticket was excited to beat his former team.

The Celtics have the league's best record, but they certainly aren't invincible. The Timberwolves actually lead down the stretch in that last game, but fumbled it away in the final minute; the Wizards beat them twice in one weekend; the Bobcats beat them once and were one errant inbounds pass from doing it another time; and we handed them their first loss of the season on this very floor. We can take 'em, but not if we play the same crappy defense that allowed the Pistons to hang 39 first-quarter points on us last time out.  

If you're interested, there is a bevy of Celtics blogs on the series of tubes. My personal favorites are Green Bandwagon and CelticsBlog.

Ignore what your ticket says the game time is, fans: ABC picked this game up a few weeks ago and tipoff has been moved up from 7 PM to 1 PM. Go Magic.