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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Magic try to stay alive in Game 5 tonight

The Magic find themselves in the unenviable position of being down 3 games to 1 to the Pistons heading into Game 5 tonight at Detroit.

It will be a gametime decision as to whether Chauncey Billups will play or not, as his strained hamstring continues to get better.

Pistons are 6 1/2 point favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).


  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I actually feel pretty good about the Magic's chances of winning the game tonight. Most people are expecting the Pistons to win, but the Pistons may not be nearly as intense with a two game cushion, and the Magic have confidence knowing they can win on the road.

    If the Magic can re-establish Dwight Howard on offense, keep their turnovers down, be aggressive on the boards, and make their free throws, they have an excellent chance of bringing the series back to Orlando.

    GO MAGIC!!

  • At 4:43 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    Game 4 was such a disheartening loss it's kinda hard to get up for this one.

    If they can win, game 6 in Orlando will be the best thing to happen in forever number of years.

    The guards must step up.

  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I'm optimistic about tonight’s game.

    The Magic really have nothing to lose at this point. We're proven to be a very resilient team, and we usually bounce back.

    Speaking of, Howard is due for a major bounce back type of game. It'll also be interesting to see how much the officials let Detroit beat on Howard. I know he didn't play well last game, but he didn't go 3 for 12 all by himself. In other words, I'd like to see him shoot more than 2 free throws tonight, especially when his defenders are hanging and swinging around on him like he's a jungle gym.

    Detroit is due for a letdown. I know they’re a great team, but they’ve also shown to be the type of team to let a game go, especially being up 3-1. If the Magic come out and play, balls to the wall, Detroit might let this one slip away.

    As WeRDevos said, we need some solid play out of our backcourt tonight. Nelson has been great, but everyone else in the backcourt hasn't done their part.

    We also need both Lewis and Turk to play well, and for at least one of them to play big down the stretch.

    But in the end, it'll come down to 3 things.

    -Limit Turnovers

    If we do those 3 things, we'll win tonight. If not, it was a solid season. But like WeRDevos said, Orlando getting a home game 6 would be a special occasion.

    After some very questionable calls that were made, or not made (games 2 & 4), it'd be nice to see the Magic pull out a win tonight. They deserve it, and so does all of Orlando.

    Go Magic!

  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Billups update...

    Chauncey Billups will not play tonight for the Pistons.

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