A couple of stats that pop off the sheet …
— The Magic are 4-2 when allowing 100-plus points this season. They are 8-1 when leading (or tied) after the first quarter.
— Dwight Howard averaged 16.8 points, 15.5 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game against the Celtics last season.
— While these teams are obviously very familiar with each other, this will be the first meeting as Magic and Celtics players respectively for Vince Carter and Rasheed Wallace, who were teammates at North Carolina.
— The Celtics are 51-11 in this building when Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Kendrick Perkins start.