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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Magic try to avoid setting road loss record at CHA

The Magic, at 24-42 and 6-28 away, have lost a team record-tying 15 games in a row on the road, and haven't won on the road since Jan. 26th. CHA brings a record of 18-49 and 12-21 at home. They have lost 4 games in a row, but played the Pistons very respectable on Saturday, losing by just 5. CHA has been beset by injuries all year, including last season's rookie of the year Emeka Okafor and this season's first round draft pick Sean May. Both of them figure not to see any more action this year.

CHA is led in scoring by Gerald Wallace (14.7 ppg). Primoz Brezec (12.2 ppg), Brevin Knight (12.2 ppg, 8.8 assists), Jumaine Jones (10.7 ppg) and rookie Raymond Felton (10.3 ppg) contribute. CHA averages 95.8 ppg, while allowing 100.5 ppg. DHoward now leads the Magic in scoring at 15.5 ppg, followed by the injured GHill (15.1 ppg) and JNelson (14 ppg). Magic average 93.6 ppg, while allowing 96.3 ppg.

One of the Magic's last road wins came against CHA on Jan. 20th 104-93. The Magic need to play better defense than they did against ATL, and Darko hopefully will play more than 17 minutes. Trevor Ariza should see more playing time after his good game against ATL. The handicappers continue to dis the Magic, as CHA is a 2 1/2 pt favorite tonight (www.pinnaclesports.com).

5 Comments:

  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger Matt said…

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  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    The team is clearly underachieving since the so-called coach is clueless, and incapable of making the proper adjustments, and the so-called co-GMs lack the weight to exert any influence on BSH. I hope that I have been clear, and not weak, in my statement that I don't expect any positive adjustment by BSH or one imposed by the co-GMs. It's interesting to note that as low as a profile of a coach that BSH is, any decent GM would have imposed his will on him, which speaks volumes on co-GMs, or rather Otis Smith's incompetence. I expect another Magic's loss the way things are. Somehow, someway a hero will appear on CHA's side who would have a career night and in the process bury a team that is run inefficiently in all aspects of its existence.

     
  • At 11:14 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The magic should never be favored on the road,they couldnt beat a team full of grandmother's away from home,maybe b/c i said that they'll win,b/c if they lose this will be an all time franchise low! ATL beats us by out coaching our coach,their coach went with a small lineup to start the game with AHarrington and JSmith at the forwards,this is another example of BSH not matching up or playing inside out against smaller defenders,and we wound up losing b/c of it,if charlotte plays a small line-up look for another magic loss,b/c our coach is too stupid to make proper adjustments,if we win it'll be b/c we've finally played a team in worse shape than we are,or b/c our players just outplayed their's,but no credit goes to BSH!

     
  • At 2:56 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The line has changed considerably since early this morning. Instead of being a 2 1/2 pt underdog, the Magic are now a 1 pt favorite to beat CHA (www.pinnaclesports.com).

    I guess a lot of bettors have faith in the Magic that they can break their long road losing streak against CHA.

     
  • At 3:31 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Magic, if coached well, has the talent to blow away teams like CHA. Being a favorite by 1 point does not mean much.

     

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