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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Magic/Celtics preview

The Magic (33-38, 12-24 away, 7th East) will try for their first 3 game winning streak for the first time in 2 1/2 months WED night against the team with the worst record in the East, BOS (21-49, 10-25 home, 15h East). BOS has lost 6 of their last 10 games, and is coming off a 95-87 home victory MON against TOR. G/F Paul Pierce led BOS with 23 pts. F/C Al Jefferson added 22 pts.

Two of BOS's top scorers are out for the season with injuries, Wally Szczerbiak (15 ppg) and Tony Allen (11.5 ppg). BOS is led in scoring by Pierce, who averages 24.8 ppg; Jefferson 15.5 ppg, 11 rebs; G Delonte West 11.8 ppg; F Ryan Gomes 11.7 ppg, 5.7 rebs; and G/F Gerald Green 9.8 ppg. BOS averages 96.3 ppg, while allowing 99.8 ppg. The Magic average 93.7 ppg, while allowing 94.1 ppg.

BOS has the worst home record in the league, and the Magic are 2-0 so far this season against them. Doc Rivers should have the Celtics motivated to face his old team, so the Magic have to guard against a letdown here. The Magic are 2 1/2 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).


  • At 3:45 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The Celtics beat the playoff-bound Raptors MON, so the Magic better come prepared tonight to play. With Paul Pierce back, BOS is a lot better team than without him.

    If the Magic get a good team effort like they have the last couple games, and don't experience a letdown from their two-game winning streak, I fully expect a win.

  • At 6:30 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    Just a quick entry on my way out the door....

    These are the kind of teams the Magic have become famous for loosing to. The cellar dwellers of the NBA. I don't expect BSH to have them motivated and ready. This is the perfect situation for the Celtics to blow out the Magic in Boston. Of course I hope i'm wrong, but I ain't holdin my breath.

  • At 6:51 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Tonight the celts are in trouble,the magic starters dont even have to play well because even though the celts are young and talented,they lack the right combination of players to make them a winning team,they've got too many guys playing the same positions and not really any post up threats,huh? What the hell is doc and danny doing? I think their putting together an AAU team or something. Without any post threats JJ should have a night offensively not having to worry about his on-the-ball low block defense,also the magic better bring their footspeed defensively,if we keep them in front of us they'll shoot alot of jumpshots and shoot a horrible percentage,on the contrary if we shoot alot of jumpshots and arent shooting a good percentage they'll be able to run and get easy baskets,because the magic have played against alot of small teams lately and bsh made the adjustment to move dwight out some on the block for better passes out of the double expect a magic victory,because the celts scrap it could be close though.


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