Boston Celtics defeat Orlando Magic, 92-88

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Magic will open a new Amway Arena next season.

It’s unlikely they’ll invite Ray Allen to the ribbon cutting.

Yesterday at aging Amway, Allen showed flashes of his youth, leading all scorers with 25 points as the Celtics stole Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, 92-88.

As the Celtics make another run deep into the postseason, the 34-year-old Allen proved he’s still more than a useful player.

“Ray Allen can really shoot,’’ Magic coach Stan V...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The hair is a little grayer. The ankles and knees no longer so sturdy. Even with a roster full of aging superstars, the Boston Celtics are still standing tall.

Too old to chase a title? Not these days.

Ray Allen scored 25 points, Paul Pierce had 22 and the Celtics used smothering defense to beat the Orlando Magic 92-88 on Sunday in the Eastern Conference finals opener.

Hampered by injuries, the Celtics literally limped their way through parts of...

The break wasn’t quite the same as the five days the Magic spent with their feet up before their Eastern Conference finals date with the Celtics yesterday, but it was long enough to get Ray Allen thinking.

The Celtics came back from Cleveland with four days between Games 2 and 3 in the Eastern semifinals, knowing as well as anyone that for a team on a mission, idle time is the enemy. And after winning Game 2 in Cleveland, they laid an egg in losing Game 3 at the Garden....