Our coverage would be incomplete if we didn’t post this quote from Magic center Dwight Howard, who had a lot to say about the way his team managed the game down the stretch Tuesday night.
“The coach has to recognize what’s working on the floor and stick to it,” said Howard. “Even if you don’t have your starters in, the guys you put the most trust in. You gotta have trust in everybody. When you’re in the situation where guys got it going, you know everybody’s moving the ball and the energy is up, you have to stick with it. You have to stick with what works.”
It’s never good when a player second-guesses a coach. Howard’s postgame press conference suggests the Magic will be facing more than just the Boston Celtics in Game 6 Thursday night.