Orlando Magic Blog

Group Blog talking about the NBA 2009 Eastern Conference Champions. Due to the amazing success of the 2009 playoff run comments are now frequently deleted to kill offensive comments, incoherence, or asininity. Comments can no longer be anonymous and require either a Blogger or OpenID account.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The week ahead for the Magic

The Orlando Magic enter this week tied for the best record in the NBA with two other teams (Atlanta, Phoenix) at 11-3. The Magic are 6-1 at home, and 5-2 on the road. Here is their schedule for the upcoming week:

-Wednesday 11/24: vs Miami (8-5, 2-2 road) The Heat have cooled after a 6-1 start, losing 4 of their last 6 games. Can the Magic stop Dwyane Wade?

-Thursday 11/25: at Atlanta (11-3, 7-0 home) The Hawks are one of the surprises of the NBA so far, with a solid starting five and a good bench. This will be a stern test for the Magic in the second game of a back-to-back, as the Hawks are unbeaten at home, and look to be the Magic's toughest competition in the SE.

-Saturday 11/27: at Milwaukee (8-4, 6-1 home) The Bucks are another surprise team in the league, led by rookie guard Brandon Jennings who has a season-high of 55 points, and are coached by former Magic point guard Scott Skiles

-Sunday 11-28: at New York (3-10, 1-7 home) The Knicks are struggling again this season, but Boston needed a Kevin Garnett jumper at the buzzer to beat the Knicks Sunday, so the Magic can't take New York for granted, especially on the second game of a back-to-back.


  • At 5:07 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Despite the tough schedule, playing 3 teams that have a winning record this week, plus 2 sets of back-to-backs, I think the Magic have a good chance to win 3 of the 4 games.

    I really like the way Jason Williams is playing the point, and the return of Rashard Lewis has been a big boost for the Magic, along with Vince Carter's clutch shot-making late in games.

    The much-improved Magic defense these past few games has been great to see.

    The first matchup between the Magic and Hawks comes at a tough time for the Magic, the second of back-to-back games, and on the road.

    I think the strong Magic depth is the difference as to why the Magic are better than the Hawks; we'll see what happens on Thursday.

  • At 12:18 PM, Blogger Matt Loede said…

    Casting top sports bloggers and fans for an on-line web cam sports debate show ( http://www.fanvsfan.com ) .

    The show is styled after the ESPN show "Pardon The Interruption" or "Around The Horn" but bloggers and fans debate sports. It also has a traveling show like "College Game Day" and a blog aggregator / vertical ad network which will assist and drive traffic to your blog and earn you more money .

    Talk trash against rival fans / bloggers and win prizes and also drive traffic back to your blog. Top fans and bloggers compete in FanBowls / Featured debates and can win the use of the Ultimate Tailgate Machine (UTM) a 41-foot tricked out bus to take to a game to tailgate. On the UTM is a reality series like ESPN College Game Day, but instead of professional analyst broadcasting your blog will broadcast live from the game with the FanVsFan crew. Other Contestants/bloggers/fans who don't win the UTM can win other prizes such as memorabilia from Steiner Sports ( www.steinersports.com ).

    See the press release here http://www.marketwatch.com/story/versus-technology-llc-announces-the-launch-of-fan-vs-fan-2009-09-09

    The FanVsFan project is represented by a top Hollywood talent agency - William Morris Endeavor http://wma.com (see below) . Contact Matt Loede at 216.225.4598 or via email at mloede@fanvsfan.com with your name, blog and contact info.

    We are only accepting the top 250 bloggers to be considered "In The Network". We are searching / casting for blogs who have promise as individual brands and who are interested in broadcasting and promotional opportunities.

    Step 1 register at FanVsFan http://fanvsfan.com/register

    Step 2 apply to be "In The Network" http://fanvsfan.com/in_the_network

    Step 3 contact Matt Loede Mobile: 216.225.4598 or via email at mloede@fanvsfan.com .

    You don't have to be in the network to participate, but being in the FanVsFan Network has many benefits.
    1. Drive more traffic to your blog
    2. We will push advertisements to your blog which will assist you and monetize your efforts
    3. We represent your blog to brands, entertainment community and
    assist with marketing and promotional support from industry veterans while your blog remains independent.

    Learn more about how to get in the network here http://fanvsfan.com/in_the_network .
    Get In The Game. Sign your blog up and compete, broadcast win!

    Matt Loede
    Mobile (216) 225-4598

    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, at a glance

    June 1, 2009

    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment Combined revenue: $350 million to $400 million*

    Actors: Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tyler Perry
    Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Bay, Ridley Scott, Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams

    Music: Eagles, Kanye West, Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Pussycat Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Eminem, 50 Cent

    Corporate: American Express, Revlon, Hasbro, MySpace, General Motors, Coke Zero

    Athletes: Magic Johnson, Arod etc

    Leagues / Teams : NFL , NHL , Dodgers

  • At 6:34 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Matt, thanks for the information.

  • At 9:14 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I hope the magic take it one game at a time and get them all,it may be wishful thinking but from what i've seen so far they can do it. We all love jameer,but can anyone actually say they miss him? I think the team may play better with a playmaker at the PG spot rather than a scorer. VC,MP and rashard get alot more shots and the ball movement and passing seems to be contagious throughout the team. Its a conversation for a later day,but jameer has to prove he is the PG to lead us to a championship and at the same time find some level of playmaking to go along with the scoring. Jwill is showing how its done for real. Along with his passing he went the whole weekend without a turnover i beleive.

  • At 9:21 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Jwill has been there and done that when it comes to winning a championship,i wouldnt have any reservation about him starting for the rest of the year. The team is playing pretty much like last years team when rafer got comfortable around the begining of the playoffs. Jwill shoots the ball a little better and rafer might be a little bit better a defender but those two players are very similar,they both pass the ball extremely well and run the floor looking to get early offense on the break.

  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I think we can win alot of games while jameer is out.

  • At 1:50 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    You're right, Big Figure, Jason Williams has done a fantastic job of taking care of the ball since starting in place of Jameer Nelson.

    Jameer had a couple of really good games the 10 games he started before the injury, but he was inconsistent. I think a lot of that had to do with the fact he missed the final 4 months of last season, and had to get used to all his new teammates when he came back.

    When Jameer comes back from his knee surgery and is healthy, he will return to his starting PG spot I am sure; but in the meantime, I more than trust JWill as the starting PG because of his excellent AST/TO ratio, and he can still score, as he proved Sunday against Toronto.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home