Orlando Magic extend win streak, beat...

Orlando Magic extend win streak, beat Raptors

There are 66 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 7, 2007, titled Orlando Magic extend win streak, beat Raptors. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Hedo Turkoglu had 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, Rashard Lewis scored 24 points, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 105-96 on Wednesday night.

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Madonna Wayne Gacy

Roswell, GA

#21 Nov 8, 2007
coachreiter wrote:
Even though I would not argue adding Lewis this year, and the continued maturation of Howard make us more formidable this year, you cannot deny the benefits of having Van Gundy rather than Hill coach this team.
It makes me wonder where we would be if Billy Donovan had stayed.
agatha

Saint Petersburg, FL

#22 Nov 8, 2007
I always like to give my teams in indoor sports 20 games before making a judgment about where the season is going. It's hard, however, not to feel a tinge of excitement about a
3-0 road team.

Like the coach, like Nelson as long as he remains undelfish. Garrity still a wasted roster spot. Has been for three years now.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#23 Nov 8, 2007
kory wrote:
the magic are playing great! i haven't been this excited since we lost t-mac. i really hope we can see some redick three's here soon!
He's not really needed at the moment, though - Bogans, Lewis and Turkoglu are all shooting great from 3, and Redick's defensive problems would probably hurt the team if he was put into the rotation now. No point changing a team that is performing pretty well.
Rebel

Winter Haven, FL

#24 Nov 8, 2007
"yesterday Arroyo played pretty bad "

Colombiano your way off....Arroyo played a great game that he started!

Magic make mistakes. They're only human. They've done a great job so far this year.

Guarantee if Hill was still coach Magic would be 1-4 instead of 4-1.

Hedo has always been this good....Hill kept him strapped out of his game. Now he's free to play his game. Shooting in rythym is the way to make shots. That's what Hedo is doing now. The Hill structered go to Dwight every time is gone...Hoo ray!

Friday night New York will have bigger team...Orlando faster...should be interesting.

50-50 chance of sweeping the road trip. Wouldn't that be sweet.
bsport

Hilton Head Island, SC

#25 Nov 8, 2007
Brian is still not a believer, but I guess it's a bit early to be buying playoff tickets
Spencer

Orlando, FL

#26 Nov 8, 2007
Chris wrote:
I haven't gotten to see any games yet this year...BOO HOO! I've been delivering pizzas to make extra Christmas money but sounds like so far so good!
Let's hope Hedo doesn't develop his mysterious "flu like symptoms". Funny how so many people were down on him last year. I have the flu and call in sick to work. Hedo has flu symptoms, still shows up to work, understandably has off nights and people rip him. Now that he feels fine (knock on wood) and is playing well....chirp, chirp, chirp goes the cricket!!
On a different note...if you don't tip the pizza delivery person, you are nothing but a cheap self-centered bastard. A waitress gets 15-20% for carrying your food 20 feet from the kitchen to your table.
The guy that drives in his own car, paying for his own gas to bring food to your DAMN HOUSE gets NOTHING??? Do you know how much gas costs??? When you are to cheap to tip the driver he/she is basically paying THEIR OWN DAMN MONEY TO BRING YOU A STINKING PIZZA!!!!!
Dante's Inferno says the innermost circle of hell is reserved for traitors and back-stabbers. I say it's reserved for people too greedy, selfish, and cheap to tip the pizza guy!!! Can you tell I got stiffed by nearly everyone I delivered pizza to tonight??? I actually would have been better off if I had mysterious "flu like symptoms" and called in sick!!
Time to get an education...or some jobn skills and stop flinging pies.
steven

United States

#27 Nov 8, 2007
Arroyo needs to go. Obviously they are throwing him out there to set up a trade. I have never seen anyone do as many dumb things on the court than that guy. He can't shoot, can't pass and can barlet dribble. He might be good enough for that PR team, but no the NBA. Trade him quick Otis, find some sucker.
one more try

Oviedo, FL

#28 Nov 8, 2007
"Who other than Tim Duncan is better as far as the International players are concerned, than Hedo Turkoglu?"

LOL.. come on man, I like Turk as much as the next guy, but off the top of my head I would say Steve Nash, Dirk, Yao, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili.
jenny

AOL

#29 Nov 8, 2007
FSN not showing games in ocala,and we have FSN on our line-up. Magic people have forgotten us. Mabe we should forget them too.
susan

Tampa, FL

#31 Nov 8, 2007
wait...there's a team called the magic and they supposedly play in the nba? wouldn't recognize them based upon tampa bay's cable line-up :(

“Aww jiggah please!”

Since: Feb 07

McKinney

#32 Nov 8, 2007
man i'm so glad the magic are winning! rashard lewis so far is a great pick up as well as coach van gundy. what they bring to the table so far has given the magic a more consistant turkoglu and dwight howard very much unleashed on defense. this is great so far. hope trevor ariza can crack the rotation for more minutes soon.
Fernando Vargas

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#33 Nov 8, 2007
I think that last year, we have the reason, when we said that this team have a lot of talent, all that we need is to keep playing good defense
Big T

Orlando, FL

#34 Nov 8, 2007
Spencer wrote:
<quoted text>
Time to get an education...or some jobn skills and stop flinging pies.
With the looks of your grammar, you need an education. Leave the kid alone. I used to deliver pizzas in college and he is right!
Alex

Orlando, FL

#35 Nov 8, 2007
I'm so excited the team is winning, I would just like to see it. After we've endured so many bad seasons, its unbelievable that this is our reward.

Since: Apr 07

United States

#36 Nov 8, 2007
Good players tend to make other good players better. We have a long way to go in this NBA season, but Reshard is the threat that allows other players to flurish on the offenisve side of the court.

If you were wondering if Lewis was worth the money, he's starting to show you right off the bat, and I am sure that guys like Turk, who before he played in Orlando, flurished in an offensvie system that featured Peja S. in Sacremento is feeling like those days have come back to him.

Let's see where we are in a month, but I like what I am seeing in the Magic. Hopefully we can be healthy this season and see this potential chemistry of this team come together.

The Magic could become something special.
mike

Oviedo, FL

#37 Nov 8, 2007
to those who live in Ocala and Tampa and say you're not getting the games, if you have Dish or Direct then they'll still air the games but on an alternate channel. you just need to find out what channel that is. Call FSN and they'll tell you
javier3227

United States

#38 Nov 8, 2007
Mitchell UK wrote:
Another solid performance last night. First and fourth quarters were good, second and third were mediocre. What was nice to see was the team didn't fold when the Raptors made their runs. And I've seen people complaining on these boards about teams making these runs - my response is, do you watch basketball? I am not talking about going to a game, or looking at a TV that is showing a game, but actually WATCHING what is happening. Basketball is a game of runs, and momentum. The vast majority o fgames feature at least one passage of play where a team will score a bunch of points in quick succession to build, or cut, a lead. The test of the opposing team is how they react to these runs. Against Detroit, we couldn't find that extra gear to pull the defecit back. But against Minnesota and Toronoto, with the lead dwindling, Orlando stayed calm and closed the game out, which was excellent.
I liked how the Magic spread the offense last night. 4 guys with 17 or more points is very good, and they all did it on pretty economical shooting performances. Hedo and Bogans were huge on the boards, and we need guys like that to step up, when the only rebounder getting big minutes is Howard. I like also like how Nelson is playing so far. He is controlled, and looking to get the other 4 guys on the floor involved rather than taking ill advised shots. Also, so far he has been paying attention to defense, which is a very pleasent surprise. Lewis continues to please, although I'd like to see a little more activity on the boards from him.
One thing that is still a little worrying is the bench play. The production from the reserves has been really poor in comparison to last year. I don't know if it is Van Gundy's substitution patterns, or whether they are in a group slump, but I hope it is fixed quickly. My thought is that it could be down to SVGs subs pattern as he tries to finalise his rotation - for example, it is interesting to note how well Arroyo played when starting, before having a sub-standard game last night. Something to keep an eye on.


As, you said before is always something, all the time you have to include arroyo. as if he played that terrible yesterday look at the scores at the time he was playing and the scores when nelson was playing, we got lucky the hamster delivered in the last qtr where he took 4 consecutive shoots, is that unselfish playing? No that's taking control because he got the buckets what if he missed one of the shoots and what about calderon making all the shoots when he was defending him. That doesn't count? You said that dont trash the paklyers but you are the ones that start this Sh@#$%@#$%#$ and plaese tell the ignotrants to read the stats first and then they can talk.
MAGIC FAN

Arlington Heights, IL

#39 Nov 8, 2007
wow...i sure am glad that we did not trade hedo this offseason like about 75% of you wanted to for another big. Seems like that might be the best "non-move" we have ever done...at least so far with only 5 games in the season
javier3227

United States

#40 Nov 8, 2007
Please can anybody tell VG that the season is very long and he can use the reserves to play more minutes, thats what happened last year or you forgot that we won a lot of games at the start of the season and lost a lot at the end (Tired players. Look what happen to Detroit last year. Where is Ariza, and what about Torku playing 45 minutes he will be tired on the next game.
javier3227

United States

#41 Nov 8, 2007
For all you Arroyo haters

Ratio TO/Assist
Hamster 2.3 /5.5 =0.42 28+ min
Arroyo 1.3 / 3.0 = 0.43 22+ min

Still no difference in the magic PG position

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