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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Magic try for 2 in a row tonight against Seattle

The 1-3 Seattle Sonics come to TDW tonight to play the 2-2 Magic. Seattle is coming off a 90-87 loss last night to the Heat, with Rashard Lewis scoring 23, and are winless on the road this year in 2 games.

Leading SEA is star guard Ray Allen, averaging 25.5 ppg. Lewis is close behind at 25.3 ppg. Also averaging in double figures is Luke Ridnour (14.8 ppg 6.8 assists), and Chris Wilcox (11.3 ppg 8 rebounds). Earl Watson (9.3 ppg) leads the reserves. Carlos Arroyo is the Magic's leading scorer, at 17.3 ppg, followed by Grant Hill at 17.0 ppg. Through 4 games, SEA is averaging 105.5 ppg and allowing 104.8 ppg. The Magic is averaging 100 ppg, while allowing 99.2.

Magic have won 6 of their last 8 home games against SEA, and this is their last home game before a tough stretch of 11 of 15 games on the road, so they really need a win. Expect a high-scoring game, as both teams like to run. The Magic's superior depth should make the difference. Remember last season's skirmish between Ray Allen and Keyon Dooling in Seattle? Don't expect anything like that tonight. A key for the Magic... can Jameer bounce back after several poor games, and can Carlos keep up his spectacular play? Magic are 7 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).

2 Comments:

  • At 5:49 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Tonights pre-game analysis will be called simply "Can jameer get it going"? Everybody came to play against the wiz except for jameer,he wasnt aggressive with the ball at all,rather he was uncharacteristically trying to make spectacular passes when we all know he's a scorer,and the wiz we're stealing a high percentage of those passes,everything will take care of itself once jameer returns back to his natural self,which is a score first point guard.Can we win despite jameer's sub-par performances? Maybe.The game against the wiz would suggest so,but i'd rather have jameer playing well,as i'm sure we all would,getting him some confidence before we head out on these upcoming road trips is going to be critical,if the magic just play the same way they did last night,they'll beat seattle.

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Oh yeah,thanks for the props mike on the GHILL/TURK situation,there's one thing that bothers me though,did BSH reverse their roles purposely? Or was he trying to limit GHILL's minutes last night,therefore hedo was made the focal point so he could sub grant out more? If the answer is the latter,then we're still in big trouble with BSH at the helm,i only see a 500 ball club with that strategy. If he reversed their roles purposely then we'll know tonight because i want to see hedo be the first option again tonight,with dwight and grant doing other things,and carlos and keyon coming in and being aggressive,also battie and darko need to keep making themselves available for good looks if they are going to shoot,good night for battie last night,lets see if he can keep it up.

     

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