Celtics at Magic: Christmas Day showdown
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If you thought there was a weight on Dwight Howard's shoulders before, imagine what he's feeling after the Magic traded away much of a roster that went to last season's conference finals. On Dec. 18, Orlando acquired troubled guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns in a major roster shake-up. The Magic sent forward Rashard Lewis to Washington and Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, and Marcin Gortat to Phoenix in separate trades. Orlando also received Earl Clark from the Suns. With the details of that trade as a primer and with last season's playoff matchup with the Celtics still fresh in our minds, we preview Saturday's Christmas Day showdown.