Boston Eliminates Orlando, Advances to NBA Finals
POSTED: Friday, May 28, 2010 - 11:37pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 28, 2010 - 11:40pm
Nate Robinson stepped up when the Boston Celtics needed him most for an injured Rajon Rondo in the first half of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals as he spurred Boston to a 96-84 win over the Orlando Magic to advance the Celtics to their 2nd NBA Finals appearance in the last three years.
Robinson scored 13 points in 13 points and oversaw Boston extend it's first half lead to more than 20 points as the Magic never cut the lead to less than 12 points after the first half. Paul Pierce finished with a game-high 31 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Dwight Howard scored 28 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in a losing effort.