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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Knicks/Magic preview

The Magic (25-22, 16-9 home, 7th East) have won their last 2 games by a combined total of 61 pts, and will try to build on that momentum as they host the NY Knicks (20-28, 8-15 road, 10th East) for the first time this season SAT night. NY is coming off a 104-87 loss at CHA on WED night. Jamal Crawford led NY with 28 pts. NY has lost 3 road games in a row, and 6 of 9 games overall.

NY is led in scoring by C Eddy Curry, averaging 19.4 ppg, 7 rebs; G Jamal Crawford 18 ppg on 39.8% FG shooting, including a 52 pt outburst last week; G Stephon Marbury 14.5 ppg, 5.5 asts; F/G Quentin Richardson, who has missed the last 2 games with a strained elbow but may play tonight, 13.3 ppg; F David Lee 11 ppg, 10.9 rebs; and F/C Channing Frye 10.3 ppg. Former Magic G Steve Francis, averaging 10 ppg, has not played since DEC 29th. Rumor has it the Knicks are trying to negotiate a buyout of his contract. F Magic C Kelvin Cato is averaging just 1.6 ppg in 14 games. NY is averaging 100 ppg, while allowing 102.4 ppg. The Magic average 93.9 ppg, while allowing 92.3 ppg.

The Magic have defeated NY 4 of the last 5 games, while posting 100+ pts in each of those wins. They have also beaten NY 3 straight times in ORL. The Magic are 5 1/2 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).

1 Comments:

  • At 4:08 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Injuries have forced us to be an inside outside team,against new jersey the team didnt play a perfect game,but playing the right way sure makes it alot easier to win games,i see no reason why the magic couldnt continue their recent success against the knicks,although because the knicks can score in the paint unlike the nets,this should be a more competitive game.

     

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