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Orlando Magic beat Charlotte Bobcats in overtime

There are 68 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 17, 2009, titled Orlando Magic beat Charlotte Bobcats in overtime. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The numbers, as monstrous and monumental as they were, did not tell the story of what Dwight Howard gave the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

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Jon

Orlando, FL

#1 Feb 17, 2009
Dwight is the man. Noone else really showed up and we still won. Superman saved us tonight.
Frank

United States

#2 Feb 17, 2009
Now this is the kind of intensity and fire I have been looking for from the big fella. Tonight he refused to let his team lose. Leadership by example. That's what it's all about.
Frank

United States

#3 Feb 17, 2009
Now it's time for Lewis and Turkoglu to step it up once again. If Dwight keeps on dominating like he did tonight and the Magic get what they normally get from Hedo and Rashard then they should be in decent shape.
Black Bolt

Oxford, FL

#4 Feb 17, 2009
Good job Dwight! Now if you could get Rashard to step it up a little more, we could actually make some noise in the post-season!
Jon

Orlando, FL

#5 Feb 17, 2009
Frank wrote:
Now it's time for Lewis and Turkoglu to step it up once again. If Dwight keeps on dominating like he did tonight and the Magic get what they normally get from Hedo and Rashard then they should be in decent shape.
Yes Jim, you are right.
Jon

Orlando, FL

#6 Feb 17, 2009
JJ came through tonight. I think that shot could be a big step in his progression.
Tiffany

United States

#7 Feb 17, 2009
my dwight had a good game,49,and 15,he put it down,and did his thing,hes the best center in the league no doubt
Adam

Eustis, FL

#8 Feb 17, 2009
Way to go Dwight! Missing Jameer hurts, but as long as we got Superman in there working his butt off we have a chance. Some help from Hedo and Shard would be nice as well.
Frank

United States

#9 Feb 17, 2009
I wonder if teams will continue to take a chance and not double team Howard like Larry Brown did tonight.

It seems like whenever Dwight has a monster night the other guys struggle and it winds up being a close game. And in these close games free throws are real important. It almost cost the Magic again tonight.

The other coaches might let Howard get his and hold down the other shooters. Then they will keep the game close and hope the Magic, and mainly Dwight will miss most of their free throws down the stretch.
Joe

Santa Rosa, CA

#10 Feb 18, 2009
Trade JJ. His teammates still won't get him the ball. Looked like Nelson didn't express any emotion when JJ hit the big 3. Gortat the only player to congratulate Redick.

Another trait Nelson shares with Marbury. Locker Room Poison.

Marbury is a natural for the Magic.

DH monster. Alas, it's s team sport. Scoring almost half of the teams points is a sure prescription for losing.
kenny

Auburn, WA

#11 Feb 18, 2009
congrats on beating the Bobcats in overtime...should the league start measuring the players for the Championship ring sizes right now?
Jaxfann

Decatur, GA

#12 Feb 18, 2009
I didn't see the game but Stan obviously succeeded in motivating Howard - now let's see if he brings it every night.

Looking at the stats more help from Hedo & Lewis would be nice!!
Dave

Denver, CO

#13 Feb 18, 2009
Frank wrote:
I wonder if teams will continue to take a chance and not double team Howard like Larry Brown did tonight.
It seems like whenever Dwight has a monster night the other guys struggle and it winds up being a close game. And in these close games free throws are real important. It almost cost the Magic again tonight.
The other coaches might let Howard get his and hold down the other shooters. Then they will keep the game close and hope the Magic, and mainly Dwight will miss most of their free throws down the stretch.
Frank, I was emailing about this with my friends this morning. I love seeing Howard have a big night, but when he's scoring more, that usually means Lewis and Turk aren't doing anything. Turk is having WAY WAY too many "off nights" this season, especially as of late. We also need MUCH better defense out of AJ and the rest of the backcourt. Charlotte was penetrating into the paint AT WILL. We were fortunate that didn't get Dwight into foul trouble. Time for the entire team to follow Dwight's example and STEP IT UP! Jameer ain't here and Dwight can't pull their chestnuts out of the fire every night! CRANK IT UP TURK AND LEWIS!
Matthew Abaddon

Cocoa, FL

#14 Feb 18, 2009
Joe wrote:
Trade JJ. His teammates still won't get him the ball. Looked like Nelson didn't express any emotion when JJ hit the big 3. Gortat the only player to congratulate Redick.
Another trait Nelson shares with Marbury. Locker Room Poison.
Marbury is a natural for the Magic.
DH monster. Alas, it's s team sport. Scoring almost half of the teams points is a sure prescription for losing.
The reason nobody cheers for JJ is because he is horrible and he thinks he is the king of all the land... He is the laughing stock of the team, I mean come on he is suppose to be our 4th string SG if it wasn't for injuries

Please trade JJ so I never have to hear about him and his awful basketball skills again
LMAO

AOL

#15 Feb 18, 2009
Point Blank: JJ saved their A-s-s-es.

He is wasting away on this team. That 3 was exactly the way Detroit uses Rip Hamilton.
JJ has been held back enough...time to let him go play ball.

BTW, if Nelson had played they would have lost that game.He needs to get his arm amputated and go back to Philly.
Aron

Orlando, FL

#16 Feb 18, 2009
I didn't get to see most of the game, but I did watch the last 5 minutes of the 4th and the OT. I'm glad our guys stepped it out and JJ made a big shot at the end of regulation to send it to OT, but jeeezzzzuuuuuusssss... Is it going to take a career night from Dwight from now until the playoffs start to keep us winning?

Also, can someone explain to me, what the heck has happened to Rashard? Has he even scored 25 points this season?

And Hedo, man oh man... I'm glad he stepped it up in the 4th and in OT (I checked the box score for the other quarters), but it seems like he is going to run out of gas again come playoff time. He is just doing way too much for this team and he seems to always be playing with some kind of nagging injury. Also, see the other article about what Turk's agent said about his contract. Not good news at all.

And AJ needs to be put on the bench and Lue needs to start.
Jimmy

Orlando, FL

#17 Feb 18, 2009
kenny wrote:
congrats on beating the Bobcats in overtime...should the league start measuring the players for the Championship ring sizes right now?
Go away troll
Bobller

Orlando, FL

#18 Feb 18, 2009
LMAO wrote:
Point Blank: JJ saved their A-s-s-es.
He is wasting away on this team. That 3 was exactly the way Detroit uses Rip Hamilton.
JJ has been held back enough...time to let him go play ball.
BTW, if Nelson had played they would have lost that game.He needs to get his arm amputated and go back to Philly.
Bitter much? That one shot cost us how many millions? Jameer is an All-Star, JJ? not so much.
Matthew Abaddon

Cocoa, FL

#19 Feb 18, 2009
Bobller wrote:
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Bitter much? That one shot cost us how many millions? Jameer is an All-Star, JJ? not so much.
LMAO and Kenny are trolls... just ignore and they will slowly fade away
LMAO

AOL

#21 Feb 18, 2009
Bobller wrote:
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Bitter much? That one shot cost us how many millions? Jameer is an All-Star, JJ? not so much.
Bitter Very much.
The truth is that Jameer is no all star period. There were like 8 point guards better than he has been.

The facts that everyone seems to overlook are that Jameer has been playing 5 years and has actually only come close to being a decent PG in the last 3-1/2 months.
Other than that he gets the guys together every summer and tries to remind them that HE is In Charge, LOL.

Back to the basics...the Magic will NEVER win the title as long as Jameer is the starting PG. He more than likely will get knocked out a few more times and head back to the streets. He's just Not Big enough or Good enough.

JJ on the other hand doesnt have to be an all star. Besides Dwight he's the only crowd favorite on this Softee Team.

VanAhole has tried from day one to ruin JJ's career. In the end JJ will play, retire and use his Duke degree to succeed in whatever he chooses to do. JJ is the only player on the team that has been a winner all his life.
JJ in New York, YESSSSS.

Hang in there you Magic fans... and get ready to enjoy the Laker/Celtic Finals!
:)

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