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Friday, November 14, 2008

Magic take on struggling Mavericks tonight

Dallas finds themselves desperate for a win following their fourth loss in a row Thursday night, 98-91 to Chicago, despite the Mavericks jumping out to a 24-5 lead. That loss was Dallas' 4th in a row. At 2-6, this is their worst start in ten years, and they will be trying to avoid a five game losing streak for the first time since March of 2000.

The Magic (5-3) are coming off their 109-92 win over OK City, led by Dwight Howard's fantastic game of 30 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 blocks. Howard could be in for another monster game tonight, as Dallas has not played well defensively so far this season.

It was good seeing Howard getting national attention because of his out-of-this-world stat line against the Thunder, the likes of which haven't been seen since Hakeem Olajuwan of the Rockets back in the 80s. Howard was a topic of conversation on "Around the Horn" and "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN on Thursday.

The Magic, however, have not won in Dallas in nearly 11 years.

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  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    11 year drought comes to an end tonight. Our keys are always the same. (1)Jameer has to be aggressive from the jump. (2)We have to be able to rebound. (3)Play defense. Dwight should have another big blocks performance if the mavs try to get to the hoop,if they stay outside we need to challenge shots.

  • At 7:06 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Hard to believe the Mavs are favored to win this one by 1 1/2 points; they're coming off a bad loss to the Bulls last night and got into Dallas late, while the Magic were already in Dallas resting up.

    I agree with Big Figure that the 11 year drought in Dallas should come to an end tonight.


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