Atlanta Hawks beat Orlando Magic 98-87

Atlanta Hawks beat Orlando Magic 98-87

There are 125 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 10, 2007, titled Atlanta Hawks beat Orlando Magic 98-87. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Orlando Magic lost consecutive games for the first time this season after dropping a 98-87 decision to the Atlanta Hawks tonight at Amway Arena.

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Bwahahah

Okeechobee, FL

#1 Dec 10, 2007
39.7 from the floor - 19 turnovers....

And so it begins for the Tragic!
Matt

Largo, FL

#2 Dec 10, 2007
God help us!
el boricua

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#3 Dec 10, 2007
Why is not Arroyo playing more minutes? I think he deserve to play more.
Colombiano

Orlando, FL

#4 Dec 10, 2007
I found the game very boring....
J. Smith gave a good start in my fantasy league...that kid is always puts up monster number. I wish we had a player like him on our team.

I did not see any adjustments from the pacers game to this one. The magic were down by about 10 points and it seems that when they are loosing they can only jack up 3's instead of being aggressive and drive to the basket.

Did not see any adjustments when playing defense. Whenever for some crazy reason the magic drove to the basket there was always some guarding him or someone backing the defender and whenever they drove to the basket Howard ( the back up) was the only one contesting the shoot.

Did Lewis come to the magic to open up the floor and.....is that it???? I probably saw Lewis play with the Sonics once. This guy cannot dribble or create his own shoot. He could drive to the basket but don't do it enough. Does not get to the line enough and passes too many open shoots. When is he going to carry this team when Howard is having a bad night?
Philip Boggs

AOL

#5 Dec 10, 2007
I've been made to look like a lousy Magic fan on this forum by writing that unless the Magic wake up and stop living one dimensionally with three's, things were going to catch up with them. Poor defense, bad ball handling with too many turn overs, inability or lack of desire and guts to drive the basket (except for Dwight) and a "we can outshoot anybody" attitude are rapidly making this team resemble last year all over again. We got rid of Ariza because all he could do was defend, and now are left with all shooters and no defenders. Good luck Stan because except for Lewis, your team is less talented now than it was a year ago. Maybe Brighthouse is doing us a favor, as the last two games would have been painful to watch!
rod rodriguez

Palm Bay, FL

#6 Dec 10, 2007
I see the magic are up to same old stuff. To much time off.
Not enough energy to beat the weak. They better get off
the high heels and start producing again. They need to
watch the other teams film for points of interest.
Come on you guys I know you guys can do it. Don't let yours fans down specially at home games. It;s bad enough not to be able to see you guys on T.V. than listen to the radio of your lost. Do your home work and don't blame the coach.
da what

West Monroe, LA

#7 Dec 10, 2007
Matt wrote:
God help us!
I think God has more important things than the Magic.
CJB

Daytona Beach, FL

#8 Dec 10, 2007
This stinks of the typical Magic flameout...I just came from the game (and went to Friday's game) and I have to tell you, these guys played with little to no heart except for Dooling, maybe Dwight and a couple bench players. The coaching was bad, the playing was heartless. My end of season prediction 44-38 and another 1st round playoff exit. The point guard play was laughable, Arroyo is a bum and shouldn't even be on the team, Nelson gets used by bigger guards in addition to quicker guards. Defense wins games and there is none with this team...how have the Magic won 16???
Jim

West Monroe, LA

#9 Dec 10, 2007
I guess we all should not be surprised really. We all knew coming in that this was going to be a 43 win team at best and it still is. I think the 16 and 4 record was mostly luck. Same old story with turnovers and missed free throws. Combine that with heartless play and presto..you have last year all over again.
Bud says

AOL

#10 Dec 10, 2007
What an interesting game. I was wondering if you cant play defense then you cant play. I would think if they cant play defense then would it be to much to ask for some offensive output? Perfect game for JJ since he doesnt play because he cant play defense. What a farce. The entire team cant...so how about looking for some new offensive output? Sheesh! I hate the NBA. One highlight...Shelden Williams! Great 11 minutes Landlord.
Luke

El Paso, TX

#11 Dec 10, 2007
Jameer Nelson, our starting point guard and co-leader of the team, was HUGE tonight against the Hawks--4 assists, 3 turnovers and 6 points. What a STIFF!!!
BHCustomer

Bedford, TX

#12 Dec 10, 2007
Thanks BH for not letting me see the game. No really... thanks... this is one I don't think I wanted to see. Ugh.
Luke

El Paso, TX

#13 Dec 10, 2007
Jim, I totally agree with you. This is the unraveling of last year's team.
Gary

Orlando, FL

#14 Dec 10, 2007
Yeah, their losing.
Orlandodolphin

Orlando, FL

#15 Dec 10, 2007
We need the fans to pull reverse psychology. Boo the Magic and root for the other team. Maybe that will work.
buttermilk

Palm Bay, FL

#16 Dec 10, 2007
Geeez.... What happen to all the bandwagon fans that were posting on here a week ago? You sure jumped ship quick after only 2 games. Settle down people, it's only 2 games for crying out loud.
Fact1

Puerto Rico

#17 Dec 10, 2007
CJB wrote:
This stinks of the typical Magic flameout...I just came from the game (and went to Friday's game) and I have to tell you, these guys played with little to no heart except for Dooling, maybe Dwight and a couple bench players. The coaching was bad, the playing was heartless. My end of season prediction 44-38 and another 1st round playoff exit. The point guard play was laughable, Arroyo is a bum and shouldn't even be on the team, Nelson gets used by bigger guards in addition to quicker guards. Defense wins games and there is none with this team...how have the Magic won 16???
Not a fair comment for Arroyo this time. 5pts(2of3)4Ast 1TO and 2Reb in only 14 min is not that bad. Overall only two bad games, don't panic yet.
Old Curmudgeon

Titusville, FL

#18 Dec 10, 2007
Jim wrote:
I guess we all should not be surprised really. We all knew coming in that this was going to be a 43 win team at best and it still is. I think the 16 and 4 record was mostly luck. Same old story with turnovers and missed free throws. Combine that with heartless play and presto..you have last year all over again.
I agree! Last year the Magic beat Cleveland to push their recod to 16-5. It was down hill from there. Bad coaching by B Hill with ateamn that should have gone to the finals in place of Cleveland. We'll se what SVG does with this team. Better coach though I'm not sure it's a better team.
Joe

Santa Rosa, CA

#19 Dec 10, 2007
Magic's "offense" looks like a fire drill over at special ed.
Jim

West Monroe, LA

#20 Dec 10, 2007
The thing that is really troubling is the turnover problem rearing its ugly head again. To me that would seem to be a lack of focus. Same thing with the missed free throws.
Also the amount of 3's they are jacking up is awful. 4 out of the next 5 are on the road. This will be an interesting little stretch to see how the Magic respond. Which team will show up ?

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