May 12, 2009

NBA: Boston 92, Orlando 88

The Boston Celtics rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth period Tuesday to beat Orlando 92-88 and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern semifinals.

Glen Davis scored 10 of his game-high 22 points and Stephon Marbury all had 12 of his points in the final quarter. The Celtics closed the game with a 17-3 spur when they forced Orlando to miss its final eight shots from the field.

Davis and Marbury combined to shoot 9-of-11 from the field in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Celtics.

Rashard Lewis scored 19 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 18 points, Rafer Alston scored 16 and Dwight Howard had 17 rebounds and 12 points for the Magic.

Game 6 is scheduled for Thursday in Orlando.