16.4 points per game
55 percent shooting (6.4-of-11.7 on average)
6.6 free throw attempts/game
17.1 rebounds per game (4.1 offensive)
10 total assists
Dwight Howard in four post-season games against the Cavs:
22.75 points per game
61.5 percent shooting (on 13 FGAs per game)
9.5 free throw attempts per game
13.4 rebounds per game (3.75 offensive)
11 total assists
The FTAs and the assist numbers are actually the most interesting to me. They show that Perkins was able to defend Howard a) without fouling and b) without the kind of help that facilitates Orlando’s inside-out game.
When people talk about the Magic being a bad match-up for the Cavs, it starts with the fact that Cleveland has no one that can guard Howard. The Celtics do.
Suddenly being a win away from eliminating Orlando looks pretty damn good, huh?
Think the Cavs wish the C’s had finished the job?
Oh, and Mo Williams is now 21-of-57 in this series. His two most accurate tosses of the series were his inbounds pass to LeBron to set up the Game 2 winner and his Clemens-esque beaning of Howard. Keep yapping, Mo.