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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Magic/Boston game Sunday likely to be cancelled

Due to a raging blizzard that is supposed to dump 18-24 inches of snow along with 50 MPH winds on the NE including the Boston area on Sunday, expect the game, which was scheduled to start at 6:00 this evening, to be cancelled and rescheduled at a later date.

This would certainly benefit the Magic, as they would have an additional 2 days to rest and prep for back-to-back games against Miami Tuesday and Wednesday. Maybe even GHill will be ready to return after a month off. The Magic are currently 4 and 1/2 games behind the 76'ers for the last playoff spot.


  • At 10:15 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Thats actually bad news,i was really excited to see a game tonight,with no football,sundays are boring,and this opponent was one the magic could actually beat,i mean the celts seem to come up on our scedule when we need a win badly,if the game gets cancelled there goes our chance to end this losing streak,expect two losses against the heat,all of us should start expecting alot less from a team that we all point out has so many problem's,when they win we can be proud of the players,but when they lose we'll already know why (the coach) and we wont be so mad b/c it was expected!

  • At 10:34 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Oh my god,stop the presses,is it the magic our team about to make a good decision,no way i just cant beleive it,i'll have to see it first,if grant comes off the bench,maybe i'll say that things are looking up for this franchise,and yes that little move means alot,b/c it shows that someone in our front office (finally) knows what their doing,and maybe it will turn out to be otis,b/c i think dave like's being more of a scout and doesnt like the media that much anyway,otis making the decision is something i think will help us for a long time coming and restore grant's effectiveness but for shorter period's the guy is 33,otis was a player so he understand's injuries and saw that it didnt work the first time trying to insert grant back with the starters playing so many minutes,and the fact that otis cant be blamed for our current mess,means that we should all give'em the benefit of the doubt,he is a basketball guy!The gm can effect rotation's,aquisition's & coaching,otis making grant come of the bench is one win (good move) for otis and no losses (bad moves) as of now,thats a good thing,b/c our gm's usually make a ton of bad moves for every good one!

  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I don't undersatnd all these uncertainties about an injury that is common in sports. We cannot be re-inventing the wheels, all the times. Is Grant's injury healed or not? That's something that Grant and his medical advisers know best, and could be tested in vigorous practice workouts. If he is healed and cautionary measures need to be taken, all they need to do is to limit his minutes. It does not matter whether he starts or comes off the bench as long as his minutes are limited. In my view, with Magic in total disarray on the offensive end, it is better to start him to restore the badly needed offensive stability and floor leadership.

  • At 3:07 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Matt your right about his minutes being limited,but your forgeting that the most important part is whos' finishing,the magic (while injured) are usually pretty good for three quarters,but fail to keep up the energy and ball movement that they start games with,so if thats the case,then maybe grant in a reserve role can help us keep that going,b/c if he starts your already logging him alot of unimportant minutes,games arent won in the first & third,so why would you waste minutes there? What you do is,if the goal is to get mim 16-20 minutes then he needs to come in near the end of the first quarter,maybe with two or three minutes to go,so that he can give you an all out 8-10 minutes in the most important minutes in the half,and not only that,on nights that hedo's playing well,grant become's a plus,and on nights when hedo's not shooting it well,you still have grant coming in,in his usuall rotation off the bench,to attack the basket (which is his normal game),now he become's a complement to hedo b/c their different,and hedo still can spread the floor for dwight with the starters,when you have grant in that role he can man that position for pretty much the rest of the half and not be playing to many minutes,and coach can now use hedo and deshawn both at the two depending on match-ups,it automatically gives us more depth in crucial parts of the game,i'd hate to start grant,then the team get off to a slow start while he just played 6-7 minutes in the first quarter,that just aint smart,but what do i know,coach hill might fuck it all up,but thats what i would do,seems logical to me!

  • At 9:36 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    Well, Emporer/BSHill continues to give the bulk of reserve minutes to his boy, Garrity. Tonight- 25 minutes and a astounding 5 points. Emporer/BSHill continues to let the poor play of Fransic continue. Why not bench his ass? What would we be loosing? 9 points a game, BIG DEAL.. The playing - of our future - in DHoward continues to regress, Emporer/BSHill continues to suck any form of life and hope from this team.

  • At 10:19 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    The Magic out-shot and out-rebounded BOS and still managed to lose the game. I agree with Omar that the coach is the problem. He owns this problem with Francis since he started it by his lack of communication. When asked last time what is bothering Francis he responded that he doesn't know. Isn't it his job to know and move to rectify it, one way or another? The tell tale turning point was when Garrity lost the ball on the offensive end, and D.West scored on him on the defensive end (a 4-point swing).


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