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Six games may separate the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference standings, but their rivalry continues to be closely-contested.
The conference-leading Celtics conclude their regular-season series with the visiting Magic on Saturday afternoon.
After facing each other in each of the last two postseasons, with Orlando knocking Boston out in 2009 and the Celtics returning the favor last year, the teams have split their first two meetings in 2010-11.
The Magic (32-19) won 86-78 at home Christmas Day while the Celtics (37-12) escaped with a 109-106 victory in Boston on Jan. 17 despite 33 points and 13 rebounds from Dwight Howard.
While Orlando is chasing Miami in the Southeast Division, the Magic consider the Celtics their biggest rival.