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Monday, November 13, 2006

Magic try for second in a row on road at BOS

The Magic, at 4-3 and trying for their fourth win in five games, face the 1-5 Celtics, coached by former Magic coach Doc Rivers. BOS is coming off an embarrassing collapse to CLE Saturday night, losing 94-93, where BOS somehow blew a 25 pt third quarter lead and 19 pt 4th quarter lead.

BOS is led in scoring by Paul Pierce (26.3 ppg, 11.7 rebs) and Wally Szczerbiak (24.2 ppg on 48.8 FG shooting). Szczerbiak missed the CLE game with a strained lower back. Rivers has used five different starting lineups in six games so far. Al Jefferson (11.3 ppg) and Sebastian Telfair (10.0 ppg) also average in double figures. BOS averages 99.2 ppg and allows 104.2 ppg. ORL averages 97.1 ppg and allows 96.4 ppg. Expect GHill back in the starting lineup for the Magic.

The Magic need to continue all the good things they did against MIN (good assist/TO ratio, good FT shooting, good FG shooting, strong rebounding, strong bench play). DHoward, JNelson, and Darko need to build on the strong games each had against MIN. Hopefully BHill will make good use of the deep Magic bench. BOS has beaten the Magic nine of the last 10 games in BOS, and will be eager to atone for what happened against CLE so the Magic better be prepared and ready to play.

3 Comments:

  • At 10:27 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    Boston does not have any answer for our front-line of Double Ds. However, it would be a fools gold if we engage in a parameter game with Boston, at which Pierce and Szerbiak are capable of out-shooting us. based on aforementioned, I think Carlos would be a more suitable point guard to play majority of minutes at that position.

     
  • At 3:56 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    These are the type of teams that give the magic the most trouble,small scrappy teams that want to get into an up and down the floor sloppy game,the magic have to show patience,more importantly dwight needs to be ready for alot of double teams.

     
  • At 12:48 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    At least it was entertaining...

    I'm happy to see Jameer playing like the Jameer we've come to love.

    Darko played great when he was on the floor, why not more?

    How good can Ariza be? He does things nobody else on our team does. He's probably our best perimeter defender and best rebounding guard to small forward we have.

    In the end, it was another good win for the Magic being that is was a close win and on the road.

    Hopefully we can put together a little streak of wins here seeing we've won 4 of 5.

     

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