Halftime Instant Reaction: Celtics 46, Magic 45

rajon Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/OMD Here are some quick and random thoughts from the first half of Game 6. Check back after the final buzzer for second half thoughts. Follow our live updates during the second half at twitter.com/OMagicDaily PREGAME – There are a lot of prominent media members in the house tonight, including Bob Ryan (Boston Globe/ESPN), Chris Sheridan (ESPN.com), and Andy Staples (SI.com), among others. 7:36 left in the first quarter – I cannot believe Dwight just got a technical for dropping the ball on a flopping Scalabrine, how many times have we Shaq do the same thing? 6:12 left in the first quarter – Dwight is getting plenty of touches thus far, but he’s also off to a good start in terms of barking at his teammates. And by good I mean bad. 3:14 left in the first quarter – Seems like the refs are going to let them bang a little bit tonight. But just as I was typing that two fouls were called … maybe not. 2:56 left in the first quarter – There are a lot of Celtics fans at the game tonight – and I’m not just talking about sitting next to me on media row. 2:18 left in the first quarter – Courtney Lee enters to the game for the first time to a huge ovation from the crowd. END OF FIRST QUARTER – Magic trail by three points after one. Dwight’s getting his touches but they’re still down. The reason? 33 percent shooting, including 2-of-10 from three-point land. 10:25 left in the second quarter – Nice play drawn up coming out of the timeout, Magic cut the lead to six on an A.J. Three. 9:00 left in the second quarter – Just got handed the first quarter stats. Rajon Rondo had seven rebounds in the first quarter. Dwight Howard had four. 8:11 left in the second quarter – Rashard Lewis just took Scalabrine to the hoop for an easy basket. Note to Rashard, you can literally do that every single possession for the rest of the game. 7:21 left in the second quarter – Comcast Boston guys really getting into it now. Over under is five for number of times they’ll bang the table and shake my laptop for the rest of the game. 5:58 left in the second quarter – Celebs in the house tonight include John Cena, Bow Wow, Chris Brown and the kid that got shoved by Big Baby. 2:32 left in the second quarter – Another three by Pietrus. He’s keeping the Magic in the game right now. 2:09 left in the second quarter – We have our first clap and “Let’s go guys” cheer from the Comcast Boston guys. 1:19 left in the second quarter – J.J. Redick just passed up on open three, wonder if Dwight’s comments are creeping into his head? 1:04 left in the second quarter – Offensive foul then a technical on Kendrick Perkins, the Comcast guys shake their heads in disgust. 24.left in the first quarter – The Magic actually pick up points to close out a quarter, rather than give up points. HALFTIME — The Celtics are up by one, but the Magic have to feel good about closing the gap to end the half.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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