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Friday, December 08, 2006

Pistons/Magic preview

The Magic (14-6, 7-1 home) play their first home game in nearly 2 weeks, facing DET (12-7, 6-4 road, 2nd East) for the first time this season. DET is coming off an upset win in DAL THU night 92-82. Tayshaun Prince scored 20 pts and Rasheed Wallace 19 pts.

DET is led in scoring by Rip Hamilton at 21.9 ppg. G Chauncey Billups is averaging 17.5 ppg and 8.6 assists. F Prince is averaging 16.8 ppg, and F Wallace is averaging 13.5 ppg and 9.7 rebs. C Nazr Mohammed is at 7 ppg. Off the bench, Ronald Murray is averaging 6.4 ppg, and Antonio McDyess averages 5.4 ppg. DET averages 96.8 ppg, while allowing 94.8 ppg. ORL averages 95 ppg, while allowing 93.1 ppg.

A quick look at the Magic shows that DHoward leads the Magic in 4 categories: scoring (17.3 ppg), rebounds (13.2), FG % (60.6%), and blocks (2.1). JNelson leads in assists (4 per game) and steals (1.3). KDooling leads in 3 pt % (37.5%), and CArroyo leads in FT% (84.8%).

Before the win against DAL, DET had lost 2 games in a row to last place teams (CHA, POR). They are starting to get used to life without defensive mainstay Ben Wallace. DET has beaten the Magic 10 of the last 13 games. Magic are favored by 4 1/2 pts (www.pinnaclesports.com).

2 Comments:

  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Detroit has a very good offensive starting five,if the magic wanna win,they'll attack detroit's individual defense taking the ball to the basket with authority,i'm mainly going to be watching hedo,because it seems like when hedo's not playing well the magic really struggle,he needs to take the ball to the basket alot more at his height,hopefully he'll be much more aggressive tonight,jameer too.

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Detroit won last night in Dallas. The Magic lost 2 nights ago in Indiana. I'd say the Magic should be ready to play, and hopefully the Pistons will be a little tired. I'll be there in section 116, hoping for a 94-88 Magic victory.

     

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