Davis: Magic can beat Celtics in playoffs


Davis: Magic can beat Celtics in playoffs

BOSTON -- Glen Davis visited with his former teammates in the Boston Celtics locker room before their game against his new team, the Orlando Magic.

Following the Celtics 102-98 win, Davis dropped by again, talking with Kevin Garnett and childhood friend Brandon Bass.

But make no mistake -- Davis wants to top the Cs. He thinks the Magic can should the two teams meet in the playoffs.

The Celtics (37-26) clinched the Atlantic Division with the win and are seeded fourth, while the Magic (36-26) are in the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference. With just a few games remaining, the positions could change by the start of the playoffs.

I think were capable of beating them, Davis said after the game. Today we didnt have two of our guys (Dwight Howard and Hedo Turkoglu) and they didnt have two of their guys (Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo), but at the same time we had a big missing piece today and we still came out there and played the right way and was in the game.

A four-year member of the Celtics, Davis was traded to the Magic this offseason in the Bass deal.

Davis scored a team-high 27 points (12-16 FG, 3-6 FT) and grabbed seven rebounds in 35 minutes.

With the victory, the Celtics took the regular season series against the Magic, 3-0. Even so, Davis is still confident in what his new team can do in the playoffs.

Whatever happens, happens, he said. Whoever we play, Indiana or Boston, we are going to bring energy and we are going to play hard. Thats all that matters.

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1


Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.