Magic show no spark in 4th-quarter fiasco

There are 54 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 19, 2009, titled Magic show no spark in 4th-quarter fiasco. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

I n honor of the Magic, their team colors and their bid for an NBA championship, Mayor Buddy Dyer proclaimed Friday to be "Blue and White Ignite Day" throughout Orlando.

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Brian

Orlando, FL

#51 Apr 20, 2009
"How many more games until these losers quit interupting WDBO in the evenings?"

Riiiiiiiight. Says the person that wants to hear all of the conservative **** programming WDBO spews out normally.

Who's the loser?
I Called This Loss Folks

Winter Springs, FL

#52 Apr 20, 2009
I called the loss last night folks. Just like I am calling for Philly to take this series in 6 games. You heard it here first folks.

I am saving all of my posts for future reference. At that point all of the "I told you so's" shall commence.

Then all of you folks who were saying "Magic sweep", "Magic in 5", you all will run and hide until October.
Jeremy

Hamilton, Canada

#53 Apr 20, 2009
Its bad when your second leading scorer for a "contender" is a rookie in his first playoff game. Rashard got a $118 million contract to just stand there and shoot, he needs to be more aggresive on the boards. And Skip missin all those layups doesnt help, Jameer would of had all of those. They'll bounce back from this loss and use this to get them to the next round..
GO Magic!!
LMAO

AOL

#54 Apr 20, 2009
Like I always say.... If you say something and you are backing up, then remember to watch very, very closely for doorknobs behind you.

Better to be safe than to have a doorknob stuck (you know where.)

Like I always say and I back it up. Well no need to repeat myself since I always say that.
:)

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#55 Apr 20, 2009
LMAO wrote:
Like I always say.... If you say something and you are backing up, then remember to watch very, very closely for doorknobs behind you.
Better to be safe than to have a doorknob stuck (you know where.)
Like I always say and I back it up. Well no need to repeat myself since I always say that.
:)
No, I meant if you say it...save it by putting it on a flash drive...
mike

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#56 Apr 20, 2009
this is the same a-hole that said orlando WILL beat cleveland, lebron's going to new york....idiot...your worthless team can't even beat a philly team that struggled WITH THEIR STARTERS vs. Cleveland's third team...worst....writer....ever ...

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#57 Apr 20, 2009
mike wrote:
this is the same **** that said orlando WILL beat cleveland, lebron's going to new york....idiot...your worthless team can't even beat a philly team that struggled WITH THEIR STARTERS vs. Cleveland's third team...worst....writer....ever ...
Didn't we beat you twice this year? ;-)
Brian

Orlando, FL

#58 Apr 20, 2009
lol @ the Cleveland fan talking ****.

Remember when you were losing to our team by 40+ points?

I do. LOL.

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#59 Apr 20, 2009
Brian wrote:
lol @ the Cleveland fan talking ****.
Remember when you were losing to our team by 40+ points?
I do. LOL.
Hey, it took some guts for him to come post in here. Ease up. ;-)
chad edwards

Dayton, OH

#60 Apr 20, 2009
dadgad wrote:
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And your point is, what? That you sit on your fat **** and complain about the Magic because they lost one lousy game? The Magic have the most ignorant, fair weather following fan base in the NBA.. And you prove that point.
Its one game man. One game. Phi has 3 more to go. Is it possible? Sure, but look for the magic to get game 2 in a landslide, and probably game 3 in phi as well. Then it will be lites out for the city of brotherly love.
Marvin

Cleveland, OH

#61 Apr 20, 2009
Wow, Brian, you're really loving that regular season game from 3 weeks ago against the Cavs, huh? Maybe you should've saved some of that for the 6th seeded Philadephia 76ers last night.

Do you think anyone cares about a meaningless regular season game right now? Haha, nope. It's the playoffs, and that's Lebron's time.

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#63 Apr 20, 2009
Marvin wrote:
Wow, Brian, you're really loving that regular season game from 3 weeks ago against the Cavs, huh? Maybe you should've saved some of that for the 6th seeded Philadephia 76ers last night.
Do you think anyone cares about a meaningless regular season game right now? Haha, nope. It's the playoffs, and that's Lebron's time.
Would you be okay facing us in the Conference Finals....or do you feel about us the way we do about the Pistons?

Do you want to face us....or do you hope we get knocked off before then? ;-)
mike

Bethlehem, PA

#64 Apr 20, 2009
hey bianchi, read some of this:

# Teams with home court advantage that have lost Game 1 have gone on to win the series 44.3% of the time (significantly better than the 21% that most people assume).
# Teams with home court advantage that have lost Game 1 but won Game 2 have gone on to win the series 53.2% of the time, but teams with home court advantage that won Game 1 and lost Game 2 went on to win the series 65.2% of the time (possibly because of the difficulty of winning back-to-back games against the same opponent).
# Since 2003 (the first year in which best-of-7 was played in the first round), the Spurs have had a knack for losing Game 1 of the opening round. Or more specifically, they have a knack for winning championships after losing Game 1 of the first round, having lost in 2003 to Phoenix and in both 2005 and 2007 to Denver.

stop acting like the sky is falling.
Sensible

Orlando, FL

#66 Apr 21, 2009
Honestly, I don't understand how anyone isn't giving any credit at all to the Sixers for the comeback. The Magic left deep bench players (like Royall Ivey and Donyell Marshall) open for three while trapping guys like Andre Miller and Iguodala. That's what you're supposed to do, force the inferior players to beat you. And they did. Iguodala was BURYING really difficult shots with hands in his face. Dwight Howard had to leave the game with the momentum on the Magic's side with an eye injury. These aren't failures on the Magic's part, unless you want to say the bench didn't execute well enough, or the Magic didn't respond offensively to the run down the stretch. The Sixers, the worst 3-point % team in the league (which Bianchi failed to mention) was 7-12. That won't happen again, unless the Magic are just predestined to lose.

Stan Van Gundy, as much as I love him, always pulls the "Our guys suck, we're never going to do anything if we play like this" card no matter how well the other team played. He did the same thing when they lost to Chicago when they had Tyrus & Tim Thomas and Joakim Noah burying shots that you WANT them taking. Same thing in this game. We forced them to take shots we want them to take, and they made them. Kudos to the Sixers.

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