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Monday, January 22, 2007

Magic/Cavs preview

The Magic (22-19, 8-12 road, 6th East) try to break their 5 game losing streak MON night against CLE (24-16, 15-3 home, 2nd East). CLE is coming off a 106-104 OT win at GS SAT. The Cavs trailed by 18 pts at the half of that game. LeBron James led with 32 pts. CLE finished their 7 game road trip at 3-4.

CLE is led by James, averaging 27.1 ppg and 6.8 rebs; Larry Hughes 14.6 ppg; C Zydrunas Ilgauskas 12.1 ppg, 8.2 rebs; former Magic F Drew Gooden 11.6 ppg, 8.6 rebs. CLE averages 95.2 ppg, while allowing 93.5 ppg. The Magic average 93.6 ppg, while allowing 92.7 ppg.

The Magic have lost 8 of their last 9 road games, and 6 games in a row at CLE. The Cavs may be a bit sluggish with this being their first home game after a long road trip. GHill is expected to play for the Magic; will J.J. Redick see meaningful playing time after an impressive game against NJ? CLE is a 5 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com).

3 Comments:

  • At 4:41 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I dont know why,but i feel like the magic have a chance,if dwight and grant can bounce back and contribute,plus we get travis and JJ into the rotation,this is a team we could outscore.

     
  • At 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Otis Smith needs to understand something, hes done a great job to revamp the team but now that there is the opportunity to make some noise and get somewhere he cant be hesistant and not make a move. I believe he should trade for a Corey maggette type a good scorer who isnt too selfish. If you haven't noticed the Magic play great defense yet they struggle to score. Otis Smith can't hold back now after being so active.

     
  • At 3:12 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    If the Magic want to make any real noise this year they do need to make a deal. Maggette was a name I threw out there a few weeks ago. He's a great offensive player. He plays a position we need a scorer in. And we could probably pick him up for very little seeing that the Clippers have been shopping him, and he doesn't make huge dollars. Good idea "Anonymous"; I know it won't happen, but a Corey Maggette type is pretty much what the Magic needs.

     

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