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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Celtics/Magic preview

The Magic (20-14, 13-6 home, 5th East) will be trying for a their 4th win in a row on this last game of the homestand against BOS (12-20, 8-9 away, 12th East), coached by former Magic coach Doc Rivers. BOS is coming off a 128-119 win over MEM on FRI on 57.5% shooting. Seven players scored in double figures, led by Wally Szczerbiak with 26 pts (4 of 7 3 pt FG).

BOS will be without leading scorer Paul Pierce (26.6 ppg) due to a sore foot, and is not expected back for another week or two. G/F Szczerbiak averages 17 ppg; F/C Al Jefferson 13.6 ppg, 9.8 rebs; F Ryan Gomes 11 ppg; G Tony Allen 10.9 ppg; G Delonte West 9 ppg; and PG Sebastian Telfair 8.3 ppg. BOS averages 99.8 ppg while allowing 101.0 ppg; the Magic average 93.7 ppg, while allowing 92.1 ppg. The first 3 games of this homestand, Magic opponents are averaging just 76 ppg on 37.4% FG shooting.

After tonight's game, 6 of the Magic's next 7 games are on the road. GHill may be ready to return from his injury. The Magic's tough defense they've shown this homestand will be tested by the Celtics. The Magic are favored by 8 pts (www.pinnaclesports.com).


  • At 3:27 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Well, this will be my last Magic game I attend this regular season before I go back to the Chicago area TUE (I may be able to come down a little while come playoff time). I'm looking forward to another Magic win to keep my streak going.


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