Magic Look to Re-group Against Celts
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Play time is over.
The trick shots that had become a ritual after Orlando Magic
practices were gone Monday. So were the usual jokes and playful
They were telling signs of just how much has changed in the
Eastern Conference finals after the Boston Celtics stole home-court
advantage, shattering the Magic's playoff invincibility.
Orlando will now have to overcome a loss for the first time in
more than six weeks when the Magic face the Celtics in Game 2 of
the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night.
The Magic haven't lost consecutive home games all season.
They're banking on that streak continuing, or their hopes of
redeeming last year's NBA finals loss to the Los Angeles Lakers
could be crushed.