Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Horrible :X

That was the worst, most boring, uninteresting, worst announcing I have ever heard and seen. I can't say that I didn't expect us to lose. The Pistons are just that much better and that much more solid than us. Turnovers really are our downfall this year and free throws are problem 1a.

As for this off season, in my opinion J.J. needs to go. I've gotten so used to him on the bench i have almost forgotten that hes on the team. He is useless and we really don't and wont have a need for him beyond this season.

We need a PF banger next to Dwight. Tony is nice but hes not the answer.

Let go of Arroyo, resign Mo for the starting 2 if we don't get anyone to fill that spot in FA.

PF is more of a need than the 2 for sure. PG is good with Nelson and hes not going anywhere so there wont be an urgency to look for another PG. He has proved that he can lead this team to the playoffs and beyond. We have a good core, no need to blow it up. Minor tweaks are needed, especially to the bench.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Magic Need to Win Tonight

We were down 0-2, so I'm just happy we won ONE game against this mighty Pistons team. Chauncey Billups says he's supposedly 50-50 on playing, after injuring his hamstring last game.

I, personally, believe there is no way he will miss this next game. They have the best trainer in the NBA, and Billups is so important to that Pistons team.

Today's game is at 5 PM on ESPN. Lets get another win to send the series back to Detroit!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Magic are Down 0-2 Again, in the Playoffs, to the Pistons

Yep the shot shouldn't have counted and even the NBA released a statement saying it was a bad call. They will also look to add replays for the referees to correct mistakes during the game that normally wouldn't be able to look at replay for.

To sum up the main problem in the game, 3QC said it perfectly: "First, we turned the ball over entirely too much (19 turnovers on 87 possessions), forcing the issue early in the game and down the stretch. Rashard Lewis, Hedo Turkoglu, and Dwight Howard combined for 17 of those turnovers, although we can attribute most of Dwight's miscues to soreness in his left thumb, which made it hard for him to hang onto passes. Our gameplan seemed to be "get the ball to Dwight!" and, although it worked well when executed, both Lewis and Turkoglu were guilty of telegraphing their entry passes, which the Pistons easily deflected or stole."

We tried to force shots, instead of taking our time. We cant shove the ball in the post against a smart team like the Pistons. It takes crisp passes and smart offense to even be able to win a game. Imagine if we got swept again in the playoffs, by the Pistons. How horrible would that be to the franchise and to the young guys on the team? Devastating. Yes, we are in the second round, and this season is considered a success, but still.

We have to make this series worthwhile and put in all the effort. Dwight Howard is not being as dominant as he normally is. Ratliff, Wallace, McDyess, and most of all Maxiell are all giving Dwight a hard time. Maxiell is shorter than D12, but hes also more bulkier and can handle him in the post mostly alone. Howard needs to get better position most of the time, but also needs to be able to get better passes into the post.

Nelson is proving to be a big-time player in the playoffs. He is averaging over 5 points more than his season average. His defense could still step up, but his offense is clicking on all cylinders. Rashard and Turk are struggling with their shots, which are two big reasons why we lost the first two games in the series. Rashard hit some big shots, but those two have to shake the funk and put up more than average numbers.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pistons Have the Kryptonite for Game 1

Not only are the Pistons resorting to name calling and "game-talking", but we got demolished in Detroit in Game 1.

That was a sorry excuse for trying in Game 1. It was downright horrible. The Pistons 'D' absolutely shut down Dwight Howard and he couldn't get much going on offense, defense, or any other -fense. Stupid joke, I know, but it gets the point across. We played bad, real bad. And using that trash talking to get the Magic upset, is exactly what we need to be able to take Game 2. Were not in the playpen anymore, this is the second round, the Conference Semis boys. Time to take off the training wheels and play like big boys. These are the bad boys. The ones from down the street that shove you in the dirt and call you names. Its time to fight back.

As Yahoo says it, "The Detroit Pistons beat up Orlando physically and mentally. They shoved Dwight Howard out of his comfort zone and pushed the Magic’s buttons during heated exchanges, leading to Detroit’s 91-72 win Saturday night in Game 1 of their second-round series.

'Mentally, we have to keep our heads,' Howard said. 'Detroit is going to talk and push. We knew that coming in, but we got too frustrated.'"

Hedo Turkoglu led the Magic with 8-16 shooting for 18 Pts to go along with 7 Rebs, 4 Assists. Howard finished with only 12 points and 8 rebounds.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pistons AGAIN!!!

Sorry to the readers for the days going by without a post. I'll make up for it here.













Check out the series preview from the Orlando Magic website.

Series Schedule:
Game 1: Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., TNT (Detroit)
Game 2: TBD (Detroit)
Game 3: TBD (Orlando)
Game 4: TBD (Orlando)
If necessary
Game 5: TBD (Detroit)
Game 6: TBD (Orlando)
Game 7: TBD (Detroit)
*Sun Sports Coverage To Be Announced

Well, no matter what, this season has been a huge success. This season and what we have accomplished, is what every young team wishes to have happen. Every Magic fan in Orlando is beaming with pride at this team and the future greatness we can accomplish. And now with the new arena being built soon, the team and franchise has gotten a huge lift from this seasons success.

Van Gundy deserves a good amount of credit but Dwight Howard deserves most of it by his amazing play and the way he has stepped it up in the playoffs. Not only did he get three 20-20 games in the first round, but he led the Magic to the second round!

We can't keep in mind that they swept us last year and that they are one of the best teams in the NBA. Nows the time for the Magic to stick to their game and do what we do. Defense is so important facing the Pistons. Jameer Nelson vs Chauncey Billups is the matchup to watch out for. If Nelson can stay in front of Billups and Howard can continue his superb play, then we have a good shot.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What a game!

Check out Third Quarter Collapse for a great recap to one of the biggest games in Magic history!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Magic Win!! Move on to Second Round!!!!!

Yes! This has been such a long time coming! 12 years to be exact. This game was close until the about the fourth quarter. The Raptors seemed to give up at the end.

We now move on to the second round and we are the first team in the NBA to do so. Dwight had his third 20-20 game in this playoff series. He finished with 21 points, 21 rebounds and 3 blocks. Dwight really stepped it up this playoff series and really took it upon himself to take his game to another level.

I've done too much yelling and screaming so more posting tomorrow!