Celtics eliminate Magic; move into final

Celtics eliminate Magic; move into final

Paul Pierce poured in a game-high 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a double-double Friday, leading the Boston Celtics to a 96-84 victory over the Orlando Magic to win the Eastern Conference finals in six games.

The Celtics covered the 3.5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 187.5.

Ray Allen added 20 points for the Celtics, and Rajon Rondo chipped in with 14 in the win.

Dwight Howard collected a double-double with 28 rebounds and 12 rebounds in a season-ending loss.