Game 4 win pivotal in Magic's quest f...

Game 4 win pivotal in Magic's quest for NBA title

There are 10 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 25, 2009, titled Game 4 win pivotal in Magic's quest for NBA title. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Orlando Magic can do the playoff math. They're figuring there's a world of difference between 3-1 and 2-2. "This is probably the biggest game of the year," point guard Anthony Johnson said.

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c2uk

Glasgow, UK

#1 May 26, 2009
"Teams who have taken a 3-1 lead in a seven-game series have advanced 95.6 percent of the time, going an astounding 182-8 since 1947."

Don't forget that the Magic are one of those 8 teams that have lost a series despite a 3-1 lead, back in the days of T-Mac and against our arch-nemesis Detroit. So, don't be too fast in proclaiming a series victory if indeed we're able to go up 3-1 tonight.
Golfmack

Orlando, FL

#2 May 26, 2009
c2uk wrote:
"Teams who have taken a 3-1 lead in a seven-game series have advanced 95.6 percent of the time, going an astounding 182-8 since 1947."
Don't forget that the Magic are one of those 8 teams that have lost a series despite a 3-1 lead, back in the days of T-Mac and against our arch-nemesis Detroit. So, don't be too fast in proclaiming a series victory if indeed we're able to go up 3-1 tonight.
Here's the good news though. That was a team built around a blooming superstar forward with a mediocre big man in the post.

Sound familiar?
LMAO

AOL

#3 May 26, 2009
Not too worry...this will be without a doubt be a Cav's win tonight. Word out of LasVegas is that Stern & Co. have thrown in an additional $100,000 each to the ref's.
That and the $$$ they can make on the betting line should give the Magic too much to overcome. Besides all that VanGundy loves spending time in Cleveland because of all the fatty foods they serve up there!
:)
marko

Oviedo, FL

#4 May 26, 2009
magic have to realize what game four means going up three to one or being tied going back to clevland..this is a back breaker for cavs..magic can break cavs backbone with this game 4 win ....it is huge game!!!! huge...magic need to come out and have an attitude of blowing out cavs...because of disrespect giving to them by refs and cavs saying they gaurentee a game four win..this is were you break their backbone,send em back to cleveland down 3 games to one...magic are much better team!!! and it shows..they just have to not let up,push extra tuff! be relentless,determined,hungry as ever..the attitude that cavs are not taking this game 4!! no way!!! go magic...
marko

Oviedo, FL

#5 May 26, 2009
refs need to stop bias,call it right...this crap in last game made me sick,worst officitating i have ever seen in my life!!!! worst!!! por lebron,bias against magic!!!!
marko

Oviedo, FL

#6 May 26, 2009
this magic team is very very talented,just need to realize it,and break out in a big game 4..put cavs away...refs also need to do right thing,stop bias calls! i said mnagic would beat cavs with matchups,and will do same thing to lakers!!!!
No soup for Cavs

North Olmsted, OH

#7 May 26, 2009
Lebron will play like a crazy man again tonight, but Magic will still win.

Cavs are a good team, but they are not as good as the Magic or Lakers.

Once again, its time for the Cavalier organization to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to win a championship. The strategy of having a one-man-show instead of building a real team has failed.

Plus, don't count on Mike Brown saving the season. Coach of the Year?? He should go back to being an assistant coach.
marko

Oviedo, FL

#8 May 26, 2009
i agree..lebron will play all out,ge special soft boy treatment from refs again..dont breath by lebron! and i see magic hammering it down and winning this series!
now to say lakers are better.i am not sure.i do know magic will give lakers very tuff matchup problems like cavs are having...the team that matches up better is the nuggets,and rashard still will cause problems for them!
marko

Oviedo, FL

#9 May 26, 2009
mike brown is only having success because of lebron james!!! he is not a great coach at all!!!
marko

Oviedo, FL

#10 May 26, 2009
magic play way more team ball than anybody..and i se them winning championship this year,i do!!

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