On Sunday the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic will meet again for the second consecutive playoffs, this time for the right to play in the NBA Finals.
Last year, the Magic defeated the Celtics in 7 games without Kevin Garnett playing a game due to a knee injury Garnett suffered earlier in the 2009 season.
With Garnett, the Celtics are clearly a different team. His defense and energy is contagious, and he is the leader of the team. He is the coach on the floor, talkingto his teammates and telling them what they need to do to improve.
The Magic are playing amazing however, and are 8-0 this postseason, sweeping the Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Magic.
The Magic are led by Dwight Howard, one of the best players in the league and the 2-time defensive player of the year (2009 and 2010).
The series will be a good one, but the Celtics will win in 6 games. Their size and bench will be too much for the Magic, and the magic must shoot well from three point land in every game to stay competitive.