It didn't take long for the Orlando Magic to get back into their groove. After falling behind 8-2 early, the Magic rattled off a 15-2 run and ultimately took a huge 58-37 lead over the Boston Celtics heading into halftime at the Amway Center.
The Celtics and Magic have appeared to trade roles from their game on Monday, when Boston cruised to a 31-point victory. Orlando shot percent from the field (22-of-44) while Boston was held to 38.2 percent shooting (13-for-34).
Mickael Pietrus, who missed Monday's game, led the Celtics with 11 points. Kevin Garnett had eight points, four boards and three assists and Paul Pierce totaled five points and three assists in the opening half for Boston.
Dwight Howard had four points and four boards in the half, in which he sat out a good chunk of the first quarter after the Magic took firm control of the game. Ryan Anderson leads all scorers with 12 points and Jason Richardson has 10 points. Glen Davis, the former Celtics sixth man, added seven points off the bench in the half for Orlando.