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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

This week for the Magic

The Orlando Magic begin the week with a record of 44-20 (25-6 home, 19-14 road), in first place in the SE, 3 1/2 games ahead of second place Atlanta (40-23). The Magic currently hold the second seed in the East, 5 1/2 games behind first seed Cleveland (50-15), 2 1/2 games ahead of third seed Boston (40-21), and 3 1/2 games ahead of fourth seed Atlanta. The Magic also have the third best record in the NBA, behind the Los Angeles Lakers (46-18) and Cleveland. The Magic have a 30-11 conference record, and a 7-4 divisional record.

The Magic are averaging 101.6 ppg (10th of 30), with an offensive rating of 109.4 (9th of 30). The Magic are allowing 95.5 ppg (6th of 30), with a defensive rating of 102.9 (4th of 30).

After 64 games last season, the Magic had a record of 47-17.

Here is the schedule this week for the Magic:

Tues. Mar. 9th: Los Angeles Clippers (25-38, 7-24 road, 4-6 last 10)
Thur. Mar. 11th: Chicago (31-31, 12-19 road, 5-5 last 10)
Sat. Mar. 13th: at Washington (21-39, 12-19 home, 4-6 last 10)
Sun. Mar. 14th: Charlotte (30-31, 8-23 road, 4-6 last 10)

The Magic will be a solid favorite in each of those games, as three of the four games are at home, none of those four teams has a record over .500, and the Bulls are missing a key player in C Joakim Noah. If the Magic do win all four games, they will have a 9 game winning streak going into next week.


  • At 5:46 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Matt Barnes has a two year contract with the Magic, but he can opt out after this season. It'll be interesting to see if the Magic offer him a multi-year contract so that he'll stay.

    Barnes is making $1.7 million this season, so would the Magic be willing to give him a significant raise to keep him, even though he turns 30 today.

    I guess I'll worry about that after the season, but I really like the intangibles that Barnes brings; like Big Figure said, he brings so much toughness and defense that more than offsets his lack of offense and the offense that Turk brought to the team last season.


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