Boston Celtics defeat Orlando Magic, 107-88

The Celtics were thinking in playoff terms last night against the Orlando Magic.

And the game reflected postseason intensity, the Celtics taking a 107-88 victory with the teams combining for eight technical fouls.

"It was like a statement game for us," said Paul Pierce, who scored 17 of his 24 points in the third quarter. "They won the season series [last year], so we wanted to make sure, if it comes down to the end, where we have the advantage."

This was a continuat...