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Friday, January 05, 2007

Bobcats/Magic preview

The Magic (19-14, 12-6 home, 6th East) will try for their third win in a row against CHA (9-22, 3-11 road, 14th East) FRI night. CHA is coming off a 102-96 loss at MIN MON night. Matt Carroll led the Bobcats with 23 pts. CHA has 2 key players out with injuries; F Gerald Wallace (13.3 ppg) and G Brevin Knight (11.9 ppg). GHill and KDooling are day-to-day with their injuries for the Magic.

CHA is led by C Emeka Okafor with 15 ppg, 11.4 rebs, 2.8 blocks. G Raymond Felton 13.9 ppg, 7.5 asts; rookie G/F Adam Morrison 13.8 ppg (37.2% FG); PF Sean May, who scored a career-high 32 pts against the Magic in DEC, 12.2 ppg, 6.6 rebs; SG Matt Carroll 9.4 ppg; and C Primoz Brezec 5.9 ppg. CHA averages 94.5 ppg while allowing 100.9 ppg. The Magic average 93.4 ppg while allowing 92.7 ppg.

The two teams have split this season, with each winning at home. CHA beat the Magic 99-89 in their last meeting in CHA. The Magic have won 3 straight at home over CHA. Due to the uncertainty of Hill and Dooling playing, no line out for the game yet.


  • At 3:32 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I look for Arroyo to have a good game tonight... because it's Carlos Arroyo Bobblehead Doll night :-)

    I'm also looking forward to another Magic win... cause I'm gonna be there again :-) The Magic have won their last 6 games I've attended... and will be going for 7 in a row with me there.

  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    With our good luck charm in the house how can i pick against the magic.We'll beat the bobcats because we have all of our shooters healthy,and the fact that we'll outlast them in our building.Hopefully JJ gets those back-up two guard minutes,and trevor's always fun to watch.FIRE BSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • At 2:19 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I'll jump on Mike's Winning Bandwagon! After watching the Magic the last 3 games I'm beginning to believe they are back. No better time with our good luck charm coming into town. We need these next two games, before we go out West four games.

    There is an article in the Sentinel today about Arroyo's struggles. I wonder how much Brian Hill relates to his current funk. In the article Hill himself says Arroyo might be placing too much pressure on himself, "trying to accommodate me."

    There was also another article in the Sentinel back on January 3rd that I just read. It was about Darko, his contract situation, and inconsistency. Here are my thoughts. You can't blame him for being inconsistent when his minutes are inconsistent. If he was given solid minutes more than 2 out of 5 games, then that might be an argument, otherwise, no. Oh, and that contract that was on the table and pulled that we read about, it was reportedly a 40 million dollar deal for 5 years. The Magic are going to end up regretting pulling that deal back, either by paying more, or losing him and getting nothing in return.

  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    OVERWADED, I read that article about Darko, and meant to write about it but I couldn't have put it any better than you did. You are absolutely right about the the root cause of inconsistency that they are referring to, as well as the wisdom behind pulling the contract off the table. In this league of scarcity of big men, players like Brian Skinner and Mark Blount are receiving salaries in that range. Magic will get in a bidding fight with interested teams, and will end up paying a lot more. A LITTLE COURAGE GOES A LONG WAY.

  • At 1:15 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Well said Matt; thank you!


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