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Friday, May 21, 2010

Denton: Magic remain confident


John Denton writes about the Magic on the official team website.

Here is some of what he had to write after the Magic's Game 2 loss:

The second-seeded Magic, winners of 59 regular-season games and victors in the first eight games of the postseason, vowed that these Eastern Conference Finals are far from over. But before they can talk of getting back in the series they must first figure out how to win a game – and do so at Boston’s TD Garden on Saturday night.

(Dwight) Howard brazenly said the Magic are far from dead in this series. And he told his teammates as much in the locker room on Wednesday, stressing that total belief was needed in order for the Magic to pull off a stunning turnaround.

Here is the complete article from Denton.

9 Comments:

  • At 9:13 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    We need to do something with Pierce without creating another hole. While Vince on Pierce did not work he was still winded at the end (case in point: the ugly fade-away when he could have taken it to the rim). I am not sure guarding Pierce is taking less out of him than staying with Allen. He could be afforded rest time by bringing in J.J. Now on Pierce, I suggest using MP. and Matt on equal basis (or just thereabout). I even support starting MP for two reasons: 1) he is arguably a better defender; and 2) he is a better shooter. BOS is not going to leave him to shoot (as they did with Matt), and Matt's cuts to the rim have been all but eliminated.

    With proper adjustments and Rashard being due for a comeback, there are reasons to believe that we can turn the series around, one game at a time.

     
  • At 9:17 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    Mike:

    Why is it that we get the lowest of the lows, probably a bunch of bored kids, or the same guy posting with different names. Lack of respect is common, but lack of intelligence?????

    Please, as usual shoot them to oblivion.

     
  • At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Tom from Akron said…

    I agree with you madalosha. dwight is a great defender, just lack post moves. he has a few power moves, but is ineffective to the like of a true big man, ala Shaq and kendrick. he is still a great player in the league, and wouuld love him to team up with my cavs and lebron.

    as for the magic fans, yes there are a few fans like this but i can ensure you the people on this blog are true basketball fans and have written about the magic all season and in previous seasons. just ignore the trolls guys!

    good luck in game 3 orlando. i already miss the playoffs, and it has only been a week since my cavs were eliminated.

    -Tom

     
  • At 4:02 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Matt... my apologies for not being able to delete the trolls' postings fast enough. Since WeRDevos apparently bailed out on us, I'm the only one who can delete the trolls' postings on my posts.

    Tom from Akron, thanks for the complementary words. As you noted, myself and the other regular posters are true Magic fans and basketball fans who have been blogging about the Magic and every game the Magic has played since January of 2006. Hardly the definition of "bandwagon" fans.

     
  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Madalosha, I deleted your post because of your reference to us being "bandwagon" fans. You're more than welcome to post as long as you leave out the false personal attacks.

     
  • At 4:19 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The blog archives from every month since January of '06 are on the lower right hand side of the home page, which proves how long this blog has been around. This is the oldest Orlando Magic Blog on the internet.

     
  • At 7:38 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Mike:

    We all appreciate you making this blog viable and thriving.

    Magic is certainly capable of turning this series around. Despite all talking of Magic's offense, I tend to believe that Magic needs to focus on defense a bit more, as it relates to bringing Pierce and Rondo under control. We have seen it in the past that when Magic is playing good defense, offense follows. That would also be easier on Dwight's psyche to focus on perfect defense, and allow the offense to come naturally to him.

     
  • At 8:30 PM, Blogger StuffByBerry Store said…

    I'm sure Stan will come up with a game plan to get us back on track. Get a Stan Van Gundy shirt here!

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  • At 8:49 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Matt... thanks for the complementary words.

    As you posted earlier, there are many reasons to believe that the Magic can the series around.

    Winning Game 3 is obviously the key; if the Magic can do that, they are right back in this series.

     

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