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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Game 1 and Magic/Bobcats series preview


Game 1: Charlotte at Orlando
Sun, Apr 18 - 5:30 pm EDT
Preview
TV: TNT

Also, check out this article from AP Writer Antonio Gonzalez on Magic GM Otis Smith and some of the risky moves he's made to mold the Magic into the championship contender that they are.

The Magic are -1000 favorites to win the series over the Bobcats (wagering $1000 to win $100 plus the original amount bet), while the Bobcats are +600 underdogs (wagering $100 to win $600 plus the original amount bet.

The Magic are 10 point favorites to win Game 1.

Points
Rebounds
Assists

4 Comments:

  • At 5:57 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Nice article on Otis; despite some questionable decisions throughout his tenure, bottom line is he built the Magic into a championship contender last season, this season, and for at least a few more seasons beyond that with his bold moves.

     
  • At 11:18 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    I agree Mike.. It's nice to see Otis get some recognition.. We've all questioned him at one time or another, but over all he's done a terrific job putting together a championship contending team..

    What annoys me is the media still questioning his decision to let Turkglue go in favor of VC,by refering to Vince as a big question mark. I don't think they will ever let Otis live that down if the Magic don't win a title with VC..

     
  • At 7:47 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Even though I was a big fan of Turk, it would have been a huge mistake to sign him to a long-term contract... look how much he struggled with Toronto this past season.

     
  • At 7:50 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I really like how Carter has played since that disastrous month of January. The team chemistry is so much better since then, as VC has looked a lot more comfortable in the offense, and isn't forcing things.

    I'm not worried about his performance in Game 1; I'm sure he'll play much better the rest of the series.

     

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