Celtics outlast Magic

The Celtics stuck with a solid gameplan and hit some clutch shots as they defeated the Magic 76-67 with a strong fourth quarter. Orlando simply could not hit a shot when things began to matter most despite some stellar play from Elfrid Payton and his near triple double.

Score Time Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Boston 76 Pace: 84.4 90.0 38.0 22.0 11.8 36.6
Orlando 67 Final 85.0 41.0 37.8 18.3 29.9

The Magic ended up shooting 37.3 percent from the floor and just 12 of 20 from the foul line. A large rebounding advantage from the first half was completely erased by the continued missed shots and 17 turnovers.

Payton though continued to be a bright spot for Orlando. He nearly recorded a triple double, scoring eight points to go with nine rebounds and 10 assists.

The Magic finished 2-2 heading into Friday’s Championship Day at the Summer League.

Victor Oladipo is sitting out today’s game.