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Friday, January 19, 2007

Wizards/Magic preview

In a battle for first place in the SE FRI night at Amway Arena, The Magic (22-17, 14-6 home, 6th East) take on WAS (22-16, 6-13 road, 2nd East). WAS is coming off a 99-98 home win over NYK WED. F Caron Butler led with 27 pts 10 asts; G Gilbert Arenas was held to 16 pts.

WAS is led by star Arenas, averaging 29.9 ppg on 43.1% shooting, 6.2 asts; Butler 21 ppg, 8.1 rebs; F Antawn Jamison 18.8 ppg, 8.2 rebs; former Magic guard Deshawn Stevenson 9.8 ppg on 49.8% FG shooting (46.3% 3 pt FG), and C Brendan Haywood 6.6 ppg, 6.9 rebs. The Wizards average 107.1 ppg, and allow 106.1 ppg. The Magic average 93.6 ppg, and allow 92 ppg.

Arenas has failed to score 20 pts in a game just 6 times this season, and has bounced back the game after all those games with impressive performances. The Magic better be wary since Arenas scored just 16 pts WED. Magic are a 3 1/2 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com).


  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    They guys better take some pride in being on their home floor,defense and taking the ball to the basket is the only way to beat this team,changes are looming if we get the same efforts from some guys,the sentinel has reported that bsh is considering playing travis more/in place of arroyo,we'll see if the speculation lifts carlos into having a good night. Grant and keyon will be watched closely also,they deffinitely need to bounce back from pitiful performances against the hornets.

  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The sentinel's magic basketblog has some interesting proposition's submitted by fans,you guys should all take a look.Here's an interesting trade scenario,grant hill and darko for mike miller and pau gasol,im not gonna give my opinion on that yet,rather i need time to digest it.In no way shape or form am i giving up on jameer,but it seems that alot of fans are tired of dwight having to work the hardest in the league to score points,dwight basically gets no help from his guards when it comes to passes that lead to basket,so every shot he takes comes from him backing someone down and making one of his moves on the block,a fan posted the same thing i said days ago about steve nash and jkidd being the type of point guards dwight needs to play with to reach his full potential,jkidd being the one who's actually available to the right offer im sure new jersey would say.

  • At 9:00 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    You can't argue making a comment like that in regards to the PG position. I know it was mentioned in that post that Amare wouldn't be Amare without Nash. You could add that K-Mart would have never been anything without J-Kidd. The problem is, PG’s like that don't really exist in today's NBA. They are pretty much the only 2. And sure, J-Kidd might be available, but he'll be 34 next month and has had his share of health issues. While I agree with the idea, I just don’t know if that kind of player is out there anymore. So the best thing the Magic can do is put solid players out there surrounding Dwight. Jameer isn't a bad option, if you look around the league at the PG position. And if we surrounded Dwight and Darko with shooters, I don't think we'd be having nearly as many problems as we're having now.

    Sad thing; I almost starting believing Carlos was going to be one of those playmaking PG's for us, but his game has went right down the toilet.


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