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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Magic 2007-08 schedule released

The Magic will open one of their most highly anticipated seasons in franchise history on Wed. Oct. 31, hosting MIL. DET comes to Orlando on Fri. Nov. 2nd. Then, things get really rough for the Magic, as 24 of their next 37 games will be played on the road, including five games in eight nights on the West Coast from Nov. 26th through Dec. 3rd. The Magic wind up the season playing 15 of their final 22 games at home, including 10 homes games out of 14 in March.

Some key home dates:

MIA-- NOV 24, JAN 30
WAS-- MAR 19, APR 16
BOS-- NOV 18, JAN 27
DET-- NOV 2, JAN 21
CLE-- FEB 11, MAR 17
CHI-- JAN 15, APR 9
SA--- MAR 25
PHO-- NOV 10
LAL-- FEB 8
HOU-- JAN 4
UT-- DEC 21

For the complete schedule, click on the link for the Magic web site.

2 Comments:

  • At 12:41 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Even though this year's team and coach look better on paper than last year's team, don't expect the Magic to start off 13-4 like last year.

    With 24 road games out of their first 39 games, I think anyone would be happy if the Magic went 12-12 in those road games. With 15 home games, going 11-4 or even 12-3 in those games is not being unrealistic.

    A 23-16 or 24-15 record would look pretty good at that point, with 25 wins by the halfway point (41 games) a decent possibility. With a home-heavy schedule in the second half, the Magic would have a strong chance with winding up with 50+ wins.

    The key seems to be how the Magic will do in the first 24 road games. Say the Magic go 8-16 instead of 12-12 in those road games, 47-48 wins is more likely rather than 50+.

    I like the challenge that this Magic team will be facing early. By the second half of the season, the Magic should be much better in terms of chemistry and grasping the new offensive system being implemented by SVG, and should go into the playoffs with lots of momentum.

    It will be very interesting to see how all this plays out on the court. Despite several question marks, the Magic have the potential, youth, and athleticism to go along with newly-signed free agent Rashard Lewis to be a major force in the East. They will have to prove it on the floor as I've said before.

     
  • At 8:30 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    I am very excited about the prospect of Magic going into the season. However, many of the teams in the East have got stronger, and it would be hard for me to have any grasp on forecasting.

     

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