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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Magic/Nets preview

The Magic (26-25, 9-15 road, 7th East) will try to build on their spectacular comeback win over SA with an important road game against NJ (24-27, 13-12 home, 9th East). The Nets are coming off a 92-78 win over BOS FRI night. Vince Carter led with 21 pts and rookie Marcus Williams added 17 pts.

Carter leads NJ in scoring with 24.8 ppg on 45.7% FG shooting. Jason Kidd, who was held scoreless by the Magic last week in the Magic victory, averages 14.4 ppg, 8.8 asts, and 8 rebs. DHoward has made 33 of 37 FGs (89%) in his last 3 games, setting an all-time NBA record over a 3 game span (with a minimum of 35 shots) by anyone not named Wilt Chamberlain. NJ averages 97.3 ppg, while allowing 98.2 ppg. The Magic average 94.5 ppg, while allowing 93.4 ppg.

NJ has beaten the Magic 3 straight times in NJ and 7 of 10 overall in NJ. The Nets are 5 pt favorites in tonight's game (www.pinnaclesports.com).

4 Comments:

  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Tonights game is very different in contrasting style's,san antone had no perimeter post players,new jersey starts two guys that can post and if jefferson was healthy that would make three,kidd and carter will try and impose their will inside and out,wing and post-up isolations,this is bad news for the magic as our toughest perimeter defenders are all on the bench with injuries,the only way we have a chance is if hedo and keith come to play,i'm not as worried about keith as i am hedo,if hedo doesnt show up and we have to go to small-line-ups against this team we're in big trouble,kidd and carter will be on the free-throw line all night with little guys trying to guard the post,and then if we double,cliff robinson another magic killer will get open looks,and we dont want that,even if cliffy's having a bad season anyone can hit open looks at home.New jersey is alot bigger and slower than san antone,this is a game the magic can win if they play hard and smart,bsh is so predictable that i have a feeling we'll see that same three guard rotation against the nets since it worked last night,i'm not opposed to it if the match-ups are right,but "ONLY" if the match-ups are right should he use that tactic.

     
  • At 4:09 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Hahaha. You're post is funny. I just finished watching the game. I should be congratulating you on picking what would happen; but it's kind of sad, because you picked everything the Magic would do wrong, and you were right.

     
  • At 4:52 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    About the only thing you got wrong in your pre-game analysis, Big Figure, was about Kidd and Carter being at the FT line all night long; other wise, your analysis was right on the money.

     
  • At 9:32 AM, Blogger The Jersey FLiP said…

    Marcus Williams changed the complexion of the game when he came in, but the magic backcourt want assertive enough i think

     

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