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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Grizzlies/Magic preview

The Magic (34-41, 22-26 home, 8th East) host the team with the worst record in the NBA, MEM (19-58, 7-32 away, 15th West). MEM has lost 4 straight, and is coming off a 116-104 home loss FRI night to GS. Rookie G Tarance Kinsey led MEM with 28 pts. C Pau Gasol added 21 pts, 11 rebs.

MEM is led in scoring by Gasol, who averages 20.9 ppg, 9.7 rebs; former Magic G Chucky Atkins 12.9 ppg; F Hakim Warrick 12.7 ppg; and rookie F/G Rudy Gay 11 ppg. Former Magic first-round draftee Mike Miller, averaging 18.5 ppg, is injured and is likely out the rest of the season. MEM averages 101.2 ppg, while allowing 106.8 ppg. ORL averages 94.1 ppg, while allowing 94.5 ppg. In their four game losing streak, MEM has allowed an average of 118.5 ppg.

The Magic have lost 4 games in a row to MEM, and 8 of their last 9 meetings overall. Magic are 1 game ahead of IND for the 8th seed, and 1 game behind NJ for the 7th seed. Magic are a whopping 12 pt favorite over MEM (www.pinnaclesports.com).

1 Comments:

  • At 6:16 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Not very often that the Magic are 12 pt favorites in a game.

    I would hope the Magic can do well on offense tonight, considering how porous the MEM defense is.

     

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