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Second in a three-part series, I’m going to analyze this year’s playoff performances of several Orlando Magic players. These posts will be offense-centric, given that I will be writing up player evaluations next week, so I’ll reserve analysis on the defense of Dwight Howard – for example — until then.
Amidst all the hoopla after the Boston Celtics ended the Magic’s season in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Friday, Nelson’s performance in the playoffs turned out to be one of the bright spots for the men in blue.
There were some question marks surrounding Nelson as the 2010 NBA Playoffs got underway, though. But it was clear that Nelson was going to do everything in his power to exorcise his demons from the 2009 NBA Finals, in one way or the other, and play with a chip on his shoulder.
And that’s exactly what Nelson did.