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Monday, February 01, 2010

The week ahead for the Magic along with an injury update


The Orlando Magic begin the week with a record of 32-16 (18-4 home, 14-12 away), in first place in the SE one game ahead of Atlanta. The Magic occupy the second seed in the Eastern Conference, one game ahead of Atlanta and Boston and 5 1/2 games behind number one seed Cleveland.

The Magic are averaging 100.9 points per game (12th) and allowing 95.8 points per game (6th). Last season after 48 games, the Magic were 37-11.

The Magic have three games this week:

Tuesday Feb. 2nd: Milwaukee (21-25, 6-18 road, 6-4 last 10 games)
Friday Feb. 5th: Washington (16-31, 7-15 road, 4-6 last 10 games)
Sunday Feb. 7th: at Boston (30-16, 4-6 last 10 games)

The Magic are coming off a successful 3-1 week, and have won 6 of their last 7 games (not 7 of their last 8 as I erroneously wrote in a previous post). On paper, the Magic should win at least 2 of their games this week, with a good chance of going 3-0 with a strong showing in Boston.

Here is the latest news regarding the injuries suffered by Jameer Nelson and Mickael Pietus Sunday night in the Magic win against Detroit, from an article written by Magic beat writer Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. Here is an excerpt:

Magic General Manager Otis Smith said Monday that point guard Jameer Nelson and small forward Mickael Pietrus are listed day-to-day, but he doesn't expect either player to miss playing time.

3 Comments:

  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yea hopefully the guys can go. Whether they play or not i expect the magic to beat the bucks and wiz. The showdown at boston is going to be a good one,the guys cant let these two games in-between become trap games. Lately the magic have done a better job of feeding dwight the ball in the post without turns along with feeding him the ball more,in turn dwight has done a better job of passing out of the post for open three's. Winning basketball even with MB and VC struggling with their shot and as long as they keep playing defense the magic will win games.

     
  • At 5:21 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    You're right about the next two games possibly being "trap" games for the Magic, Big Figure. Milwaukee beat Miami last night, so the Magic better not take the Bucks lightly; hopefully they'll come out focused and ready tonight.

    I saw a replay of Pietrus's ankle injury he suffered Sunday, and he's lucky it's only a day-to-day thing; it looked to be a lot worse when it first happened.

     
  • At 5:33 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel on the Magic BasketBlog, Jameer Nelson will be a game-time decision, while Mickael Pietrus is definitely out for tonight;s game.

    Other than that, the starting lineup will remain the same at the other positions for the Magic, including Vince Carter at SG.

     

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