With the game on the line, the Magic's Dwight Howard stuffed Paul Pierce to secure the Orlando win, writes John Hollinger.

Updated: March 26, 2009, 12:21 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
NEW YORK -- A Knicks media relations official hastily (and probably wisely) cut off Mike D'Antoni's postgame news conference shortly after the words "train wreck" came out of the coach's mouth. By then, the words "collapse," "bicker," "in a fog," and assorted other negatives had already been spoken, the coach of the New York Knicks unable to find quite the right mix of suitable, negative utterances to adequately explain a mystifying 26-point home loss to the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night in a game with major postseason ramifications.


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