Post-game Reactions

Celts carve up Magic from inside out: Kevin Garnett just sat there, impeccably dressed as always, once again removed from the biggest games of the year. Minus their best player, the Celtics did the logical thing: They took away Orlando’s best player. Last night, Dwight Howard might as well have been wearing a jacket and tie, too. [Boston.com]

Looking like their old selves: Order was restored to the hardwood universe last night when Eddie House and the Celtics demolished the Orlando Magic, 112-94, in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The highlight of the night at the Garden? House draining a succession of ridiculous long-range missiles? Rajon Rondo splitting the paint and throwing down a dunk in the second-half rout? Not for me. My favorite part of this evening came during a timeout late in the first quarter when the Jumbotron flashed the images of former Celtics in attendance while “Glory Days” spilled out of the sound system. [Boston.com]

Eddie House a party for Celtics: Sub leads spirited effort to get even: The difference, according to Doc Rivers, isn’t in the adjustments. It’s in the quality of execution. Last night it was apparent in the way that Kendrick Perkins and Glen Davis made Dwight Howard’s life in the paint uncomfortable, and Rashard Lewis was crowded into missing the big shots he made in Game 1. [BostonHerald.com]

Good point by Ray Allen: Individual effort not what matters: For most of last night the Big Three was reduced to the Lonely One. Fortunately for the Celtics, Lonely came up Big. With Kevin Garnett in street clothes and Paul Pierce in enough foul trouble that he would play just 16 minutes, it fell to Ray Allen to remind the young whippersnappers from Orlando who the Boston Celtics really are. [BostonHerald.com]

Wow… Just Wow: The challenge in blogging about sports is that sometimes you have to try to describe the indescribable. You are forced to put words to something that leaves you speechless. That’s where I’m at with Rajon Rondo at this point. I don’t know what else to say about him that doesn’t sound like a cliche. [CelticsBlog.com]

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