The Boston Celtics overcame a 27 point deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic 91-83 on Thursday night thanks to 24 points from Paul Pierce (19 in the second act) and 16 points from rookie E’Twaun Moore coming off the bench. Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo were both sidelined with injury, but the Truth came through in the clutch as he’s done so many times over the years. If Pierce can carry the team and Moore can step up his game the Celtics should not be counted out as a serious playoff contender. Despite the slow start, this Celtic team is showing encouraging traits. There aren’t many teams in the NBA that could surge back from 27 down against Dwight Howard and the Magic to win the game by 8 points.