|Written by Brock Lanning|
|Monday, 11 May 2009 20:03|
The Boston Celtics are proving that they have more than just one player who can hit a big shot.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis hit the game winner on Sunday night to give the Celtics a 95-94 win against the Orlando Magic and tie the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.
Game 5 is in Boston Tuesday night at 8:05pm EST on TNT and NBA betting odds have the Celtics -2 point favorites.
"Since I have been with the Celtics, I have been trying to fine my niche in our system," Davis said.
"Doc told me that if you work on that shot and show me you can make it, I am going to let you shoot it. This year has been proof of hard work. You just have to be focused."
Orlando actually defended the last play very well as the ball was supposed to go to Ray Allen or Paul Pierce but Boston did a better job of moving the ball around and Davis hit the big shot.
"We have a saying: 'Trust the pass,'" head coach Doc Rivers said. "Our best player trusted the pass. He may have had a shot but (Lewis) was in his face. Baby was open. He trusted the offense. He trusted the pass. That was great."
Orlando may have had their best chance to win this series go by the board. Now to win this series they will have to win on the road at Boston.
"They're the champions. They protect home court well," Orlando’s Dwight Howard said.
"We have to go in there with a great mind-set, start to finish it has to be the same. We know they're going to come out and try to knock us out in the first couple of minutes. We have to withstand all their blows."
Magic at Celtics Betting Odds and Stats for Game 5
The Magic are 14-5 ATS in NBA betting odds for their last 19 games as a road underdog. The Magic are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 vs. the Atlantic. The Magic are 4-13 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston.
The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in NBA betting odds for their last 7 vs. the Southeast. The Celtics are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games as a home favorite. The Celtics are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Conference Semifinals games.
The Under is 5-2 in NBA betting odds for Orlando’s last 7 games as a road underdog. The Under is 12-5 in Orlando’s last 17 overall. The Over is 6-1 in the Celtics last 7 playoff games as a favorite. The Over is 14-4 in the Celtics last 18 overall.
|Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2009 20:49|