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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Dramatic CHI win puts Magic on brink of elimination

MIA did their part for the Magic by routing PHI Friday night. WAS put up a great fight against CHI, but thanks to an absolutely unconscious, record-tying display of 3 pt shooting by Ben Gordon (32 pts, 9 of 9 3 pt FG), the Bulls were able to overcome being down most of the game and hung on for a 103-101 victory. What a great game that was to watch; it definitely had playoff intensity. The Magic's "tragic number" to being eliminated is now down to a mere one.

Even if the Magic win their final 3 games, and the Bulls lose their next two to MIA and ORL, the Bulls close the season with woeful TOR in CHI. No way the Bulls are losing that one, and that win would eliminate the Magic.

I've watched CHI a lot this season. They remind me of the Magic, as both teams have outstanding young talent. However, the Magic have one thing the Bulls don't: a superior inside game with Howard, Darko, and Battie, as compared to Tyson Chandler, Mike Sweetney and Othella Harrington of the Bulls. Those three are not bad players, but no way do they compare with the Magic's "big three".

PHI (37-42) comes to TDW Saturday night just two games ahead of the Magic (35-44). The Magic will look to increase their 7 game winning streak and 11 game home winning streak. It should be a playoff-like atmosphere inside TDW; the House will be rocking!


  • At 9:44 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    Bulls are earning their way into the playoffs so kudos to them.

    It's possible the 5 teams that finish ahead of the Magic will all have losing records. Although Magic may still catch Philly.

    Immediate future for next year looks bright.

  • At 7:15 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Make A.I. shot from outside and dont let him get to the basket,if the magic do that,they win easy,everything revolves around him for them! Hey mike,where's tonight's headline? If you were busy i understand!

  • At 11:02 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Sorry Big Figure... I was out bike riding, enjoying the great IL weather on Saturday. I tried to preview the Magic/PHI game a little on last night's post about the Bulls game.

    I promise I'll have a headline prior to the Magic's final two games :o)

  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    Hey Mike, did you have ski's on your bike, isn't it still snowing in Il? LOL..

    Just some friendly ribbing from the Sunshine State...

  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I couldn't do anything outside Easter Sunday though... a rainy, windy, cool day here (no snow though, LOL).


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