Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Say what?

Yes, J.J. Redick has spent most of his NBA with the Orlando Magic career sitting on the bench. By all accounts, he’s a long way from coach Jeff Van Gundy’s favorite and in spite of his ability to shoot the rock, Redick has only averaged 14.4 minutes and 5.5 points per game.

Courtney Lee's injury in the first round of the NBA Playoffs has given Redick, Duke's career-leading scorer, a chance to play meaningful minutes. He started Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and helped the Magic beat the Boston Celtics, 95-90.

Redick outscored Boston's shooting guard, Ray Allen (12 to nine). Redick's four free throws in the final 25 seconds iced the game for the Magic, which had led by as many as 28 points.

Redick played 29 minutes last night.

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