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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Stan Van Gundy era opens tonight in Orlando

It's been a long six months since the Magic were swept in the first round of the 2007 playoffs by DET on April 28th. Opening night is finally here, as the Magic open one of their most highly anticipated seasons in franchise history with new head coach Stan Van Gundy and newly signed free agent forward Rashard Lewis as they will battle the Milwaukee Bucks.

MIL also has a new coach in Larry Krystkowiak. Their probable starting five tonight: G Mo Williams G Michael Redd C Andrew Bogut F Yi Jianlian F Desmond Mason

The Magic probable starting five: G Jameer Nelson G Keith Bogans C Dwight Howard F Hedo Turkoglu F Rashard Lewis

Quote from Stan Van Gundy: "We're going to work our butts off on the defensive end of the court and then we're going to try to run the ball up the floor," he said. "Give them freedom to play the game. We're going to try to play that way until proven we can't."

The Magic are 6 1/2 pt favorites over MIL (www.pinnaclesports.com).

3 Comments:

  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Should be a great atmosphere for the Magic tonight at home with a sellout crowd.

    My prediction... should be a high-scoring game with the Magic winning 112-103.

     
  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I'm about to start getting ready pretty soon here. I'm excited. I have the Magic winning by 9 also; it just sounds right. ;)

     
  • At 5:48 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Three things the magic must do to have a good season. (1) Beat the bad teams. The bucks arent going to be very good this year so the magic must start to take the lesser opponents seriously. (2)Win at home. Our home court has to be a place where we can stack up victories,i think with the new style of play it will be much more difficult to come into our building and win. (3)Stay relatively injury free.

     

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