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Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Sacramento Kings come to TDW tonight

Sacramento brings a 3 game winning streak into Orlando tonight, as the Magic try to get even from last Sunday's loss in Sacramento. Mike Bibby has averaged nearly 34 pts per game during their 3 game winning streak, and torched the Magic for 42 pts last Sunday. Peja Stojakovic is back from a bulging disc injury, and scored 13 pts the last game against the Lakers. He has averaged almost 23 pts a game in 12 career games against the Magic, so the Magic will have to try and hold him down as well as Bibby. Sacramento has beaten the Magic 5 of the last 6 meetings. Coach Hill has indicated that the starting lineup will vary from game to game depending on matchups with the other team, so we'll see what lineup he uses tonight. The bench needs to continue their good play as of late. Like Omar said, the more the Magic use Diener, the more comfortable he seems.

4 Comments:

  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    With Peja Stojakovic back, SAC is an offensive threat in every position. Once again we cannot win this game by out-shooting them, we have to defend well. Coach Hill should be careful if he decides to go small. Even Kevin Martin was effective against Magic in Sacramento. He should use Terence Morris at small forward, as well. Morris being a good defender has been buried at the end of the bench. SAC’s frontline, with the exception of Miller is not big, but Kenny Smith could go off on Garrity, if that happens to be the match-up, since he is capable of taking it to the racks. I agree that Diener is turning into a heck of a shooter. GO MAGIC!

     
  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Forgive me for confusing Kenny Thomas with Kenny Smith. .

     
  • At 9:53 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    What a game. As predicted, we had to defend well to be able to win. Without Jameer we were missing a scorer, and Steve's offense was off, but he fought as good as we used to know him to fight and the team came away with a win. This was our 6th straight win at home. For the game against PHO, let's hope that Jameer would be ready to go. If not, at least we will have the services of Keyon Dooling.

     
  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    BOS is losing big in NJ. We will move ahead of BOS in the standing. Now if IND beats CHI (CHI is ahead by 11 points at the start of 4th), we will move ahead of CHI, as well.

     

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