With all of their struggles on defense, the Magic had few easy scoring opportunities on offense.
Vaughn wanted his players to generate fastbreak chances whenever possible, but all of Boston's made baskets and trips to the free-throw line made it difficult for Orlando to run. The Magic didn't score a fastbreak bucket until the third quarter and finished with just four points on the break.
The Celtics (4-4) had no problems running.
They turned 19 Magic turnovers into 22 points.
"We got a lot of players that like to run the floor," Crawford said. "So, we're not playing to my strengths. We're playing to the team's strengths."
The announced crowd of 18,624 fans inside TD Garden screamed themselves hoarse, but even a few of them started to leave the arena with five minutes to go.
They missed seeing Bradley make another 20-foot jumper.
"There's really no tricks to it," Afflalo said. "You have to play defense in this game. If you don't play defense as a team, you won't win. So, when we were playing well in tight games or games that we won, we were playing exceptionally well on defense."
For one night at least, those superb performances seemed like distant memories.
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