Rafer Alston Suspended For Slapping Incident

Alston’s Actions Leave Magic Without Their Starting Point Guard
The NBA league¬†offices¬†decided that Rafer Alston’s slap of Eddie House during Game 2 warranted a one game suspension.
I mean who wouldn’t get frustrated when an opponent hits three after three in your face?
Houses gloating or taunting is a mute point in this case as the Celtics sharp-shooter scored 30 points for the C’s off of the bench by going 4-for-4 from behind the arc, which technically warranted all the talking in the world.
Luckily for House and the Celtics, the Magic will be without their starting point guard for Game 3 because of House’s somewhat big mouth and Alston’s somewhat big mistake. Alston’s slap of House’s head came after the Celtics guard drained a three-pointer from the right side in Boston’s 112-94 rout of the Magic.
Without Alston, Stan Van Gundy and the Magic are left with Anthony Johnson as their starting point guard. Game 3 will be play on Friday night at Amway Arena.

House & Rondo Lead Celtics Past Magic

Celtics Guard Play Helps Tie Eastern Conference Semifinals At 1-1

The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic may have been playing on the Garden parque Wednesday night but Eddie House and Rajon Rondo truly held center stage as the two guards led Boston to a 112-94 victory over the Magic to even the Eastern Conference semifinal at one game apiece.

Rajon Rondo had his third triple-double of this posteason tying Larry Bird’s franchise record.  Rondo had 15 points, 18 assists, and 11 rebounds for Doc Rivers and the Celtics as Eddie House scored 31 points, a career high, off of the Celtics bench while also adding four rebounds and two assists.

Ray Allen added 22 points for the C’s as Kendrick Perkins went 7-for-10 from the field scoring 16 points.

In a pivotal Game 2 in Boston, Paul Pierce was a non-factor by getting in early foul trouble, registering his third foul early in the second quarter and fourth foul just four minutes into the third.  House went 11-for-14 from the floor and went 4-for-4 from behind the arc.  

House sparked the Celtics faithful and delievered exactly what the Doctor (Rivers) ordered from the Boston bench.

The two teams now head to Orlando to square off in Game 3 on Friday night.

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Celtics Leon Powe Undergoes Surgery

Boston Celtics forward Leon Powe had surgery on his torn ACL and meniscus on Tuesday at the New England Baptist Hospital.

Powe injured his left knee in the second quarter of Game 2 in Boston’s first round series with the Chicago Bulls.  

Danny Ainge and Powe are hopeful that the former University of California star can be ready to play by the midway point of the 2009-2010 season.