Even with a sluggish fourth quarter, Glen Davis and the Boston Celtics pulled out a 95-94 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night at Amway Arena.
The defending champions tied the series at two games apiece due to the soft hands of Glen “Big Baby” Davis. Davis’ 21-foot jumper as time expired helped propel the C’s over the Magic and gives Boston all the momentum heading into Game 5.
The play originally called for Ray Allen to receive a pass from Rajon Rondo, but Rondo was forced to hand the ball off to Paul Pierce. Pierce was then forced to pass the ball to an open Davis as the Celtics captain was double-teamed.
Luckily for Pierce and the Celtics, Davis’ shot hit nothing but net.
Pierce led all Celtics with his second consecutive 27 point game as Rondo and Davis added 21 points each for Doc Rivers and the Celtics. Dwight Howard led all scoring for the Magic with 21 points and 17 rebounds.
Boston outscored Orlando 31-25 in the third quarter to take a six point lead going into the final quarter but managed to only score 16 points in the fourth forcing the late-second heroics from Big Baby.
Both teams have a day of rest on Monday as they will tip off again at the TD Banknorth Garden on Tuesday.