Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: How they match up

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

KEY STATS : Rafer Alston : 12.8 ppg/4.7 apg/2.5 rpg; Mo Williams : 14.8 ppg/4.5 apg/2.5 rpg SCOUTING REPORT : Alston can get into the lane but is at times erratic offensively and takes bad shots.
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Think

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#1
May 19, 2009
 
Are you kidding me? Alston over Williams? That is the biggest bias I've ever seen from a reporter from any town. Any GM in the league would take Mo over Alston. Sad, sad display.
Shocked - San Diego

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#2
May 19, 2009
 
Why even have this on the website? The writer obviously has no clue about basketball. It is so bias and written like a grade school paper.
Bratz

Oldsmar, FL

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#3
May 20, 2009
 
Cavs in 5
rON jEREMY

Brunswick, OH

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#5
May 20, 2009
 
Could not agree more with the posts above. Any objective fan would give the edge to Cle in the backcourt, a huge edge to LeBron and a big edge to Lewis and Howard.

Alston has had some good games against Cle but he is not a better overall player than Williams. lus saying he has a height advantage and therefore gets the edge is a joke.

Go back to covering City Hall or finish up your last semester in journalism before you cover the Magic again.

If you want a complte, objective analysis go to:

http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2009/...

The games are not played on paper though and the Cavs are the hotter team over the 6 weeks. Now is when you have to play your best
Mouse Breath

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#6
May 20, 2009
 
Very non-thorough, homerish assessment.
Erik

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#7
May 20, 2009
 
"The edge must go to the league MVP"? Alston "gets the nod" over the All-Star Williams? Huh? West has a "slight advantage" over the rookie Lee??? Way to be a homer, Hightower... it's almost as if you haven't seen the Cavs play. Cavs in 5, Orlando - sorry to say.
Matthew Abaddon

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#8
May 20, 2009
 
Erik wrote:
"The edge must go to the league MVP"? Alston "gets the nod" over the All-Star Williams? Huh? West has a "slight advantage" over the rookie Lee??? Way to be a homer, Hightower... it's almost as if you haven't seen the Cavs play. Cavs in 5, Orlando - sorry to say.
HAHAHA, it is almost as if you haven't watched the Magic woup on your Cavs this year. We were up 50 points at one point against your team. The NBA is all about matchups, and sorry CLE, but you should be shaking in your boots.

Williams is the most overrated PG in the league, had to beg his way onto the AllStar team. You saying CLE in 5 is pretty ignorant... It is either going to be Cleveland in 7 or Magic in 6.
you cheerleader

Youngstown, OH

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#9
May 20, 2009
 
Alston over Mo Williams??? HAHAHAHA Way to be objective. I bet you think the Master of Panic is a better coach then Mike Brown as well.
Carlos

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#10
May 20, 2009
 
I am a Magic season ticket holder and have seen the Cav's play in the Q on my visits to Cleveland. To my northern friends please pardon the matchup analysis. It is obvious that our newspaper and the people that cover it are as skilled at covering the sport as I am at playing it. It only gets worse when you have to hear the local sportstalk radio as well.That being said Magic in 6!
Sportfan22

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#11
May 20, 2009
 
Really? Alston has an edge over Williams? You do know Mo Williams is an All Star right? The only thing he has on Mo is that he is taller. I can agree with the rest but to say that a plaground basketball player who can't run an offense is better than a proven all star is a bit lquestionable. Rafer might have a better backhand. The only good thing he has done in the playoffs is smack Eddie House in the head.
Sportfan22

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#12
May 20, 2009
 
Should be a good series. I can't be blind being from Cleveland and say we will sweep or something crazy like that, that's absurd. Z has his hands full this series keeping D Howard off the glass. If Orlando is hitting triples it will be a long very long series! Good Luck Magic, can't wait to see what happens!

P.S. Thank you for shutting Kevin Garnett up and beating Boston, I don't think I could take seeing his face anymore!
bob

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#13
May 20, 2009
 
Please tell me this homer assessment was done by a twelve year old
Dwight Howard

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May 20, 2009
 
KingJames wrote:
The NBA Refs and MySELF LOOK FORWARD TO PROVING MAGIC DOESNT EXIST! I AM SATAN! AHHAHAHA suck my long black ....finger, soon it will be weaing nba jewelry! i win suckas, and im f'n rich as balls. Dwight is youre reading this, i want you to know you cant handle me... in the sac.
HA HA!

Look who won? Even with bias refs....

“ Seal Of Democrat Party”

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#15
May 21, 2009
 
KingJames wrote:
The NBA Refs and MySELF LOOK FORWARD TO PROVING MAGIC DOESNT EXIST! I AM SATAN! AHHAHAHA suck my long black ....finger, soon it will be weaing nba jewelry! i win suckas, and im f'n rich as balls. Dwight is youre reading this, i want you to know you cant handle me... in the sac.
Where you at QueenJames.

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