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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Magic look for big upset in SA

The Magic (34-44, 9-30 road) go into San Antonio (60-18, 33-6 home) to face the defending World Champs. The Magic will be trying to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Spurs are trying to clinch the best record in the West.

SA is led by pt guard Tony Parker, who averages 19.2 ppg on 54.6% shooting and 5.9 assists. Tim Duncan (18.6 ppg), Manu Ginobili (15.1 ppg) and Michael Finley (10.0 ppg) all average in double figures. Bruce Bowen (7.7 ppg, 42.2 3 pt %) completes the starting lineup. Ginobili is questionable for the game tonight with calf and shin problems, but Brent Barry scored 16 pts starting in his place the last game. Spurs are averaging 95.5 ppg, while allowing just 88.8 ppg.

The Magic will be going for their 7th win in a row and 11th game of their last 12 in a hostile atmosphere in SA. The Spurs are 8 pt favorites to win (www.pinnaclesports.com).

2 Comments:

  • At 4:14 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Out of the big four (det,mia,dal,san antone)the spurs are gonna be the toughest to beat,especially on their floor,parker's quickness rival's TJ Ford,and with jameer playing 40 minutes last night,i'd be surprised if jameer has another great game in a back to back,the only way we have a chance,is if we get carlos back,if so,we can go back to our normal rotation,and try to out depth the spurs,b/c i beleive we have a higher quality of depth,and they (the bench,minus carlos last night) should be looking to rebound from last night,if not,it might be tough for jameer to log another 40 tonight and still have legs in the fourth,hopefully we get carlos back!

     
  • At 6:15 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    This game is important for San Antonio who are up 1.5 games on Dallas with 4 to go.

    Carlos may play/may not. Tough to know what to expect on the 2nd of a back to back on the road.

    Spurs have 10 quality guys who log more than 15 minutes a game. Magic will have to really want this one.

    Here's hoping they do well and Pop keeps Duncan and Ginobli minutes to a minimum. (Not playing them at all would be a good start...)

     

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