Dwight Howard Needs to Stay on the Floor Against the Boston Celtics | Magic Basketball

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May 15

Dwight Howard Needs to Stay on the Floor Against the Boston Celtics

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Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN Statistics and Information Research:

Dwight Howard will be a huge factor in this series. Can Boston get into the paint and score against the [Orlando] Magic while Howard is in the game?

2009-2010 regular season vs. Boston Celtics:

Howard On Court Howard Off Court
FG Pct. 39.7 45.8
FG Pct. in Paint 49.5 52.3
Points in the Paint 102 46
Net Points -27 +22
2 comments
Billy (slickw143)
Billy (slickw143)

This, obviously, is the most important thing in the series from either side. I don't think any rational Boston fan (funny, I know) would say the Celtics will win if Dwight plays 40+ min/gm, and I don't think any rational Magic fan (also funny) would think the Magic win if Dwight plays about the same amount of time as he did against Charlotte.

Adolfo
Adolfo

This is one of my main concerns, big guys from the Celtics usually get into DH mind, they get him out of his focus, they have a looooong fang and they will try to push it to foul troubles...