Magic know fight against Celtics isn'...

Magic know fight against Celtics isn't over yet

There are 38 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 9, 2009, titled Magic know fight against Celtics isn't over yet. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Before Dwight Howard stepped away from the postgame news conference podium after Orlando's 117-96 win over Boston on Friday, he leaned in and whispered a final parting shot into the microphone.

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jimmys

Bainbridge Island, WA

#1 May 9, 2009
Strart game 4 off with the tadem on the floor that stoped the Celtic run in the 4th in game 3.
adamziegler

Orlando, FL

#2 May 9, 2009
diversity? i think you mean, adversity..
HonoluluMagicFan

Kailua Kona, HI

#3 May 9, 2009
Put your elbows down their throat on game 4!

GO MAGIC!
LETS GO MAGIC

San Antonio, TX

#4 May 9, 2009
ILL BE THERE WATCHIN THE NAIL PUT IN BOSTONS COFFIN. LETS GET IT DONE BOYS.....THATS WHATS GOOD!!!!!
Jon

Orlando, FL

#5 May 9, 2009
That is true what SVG said about Philly was in the same spot last series. We need to put them away and not give them a chance of hitting a Turk shot to win the game. Dwight needs more touches, keep using Lewis in the post and let Lee be aggressive. That is our recipe for success.
Jon

Orlando, FL

#6 May 9, 2009
I hate to be on the leagues side with this but both the magics suspensions came after the play. Bostons offenses were way more dirty, ut they happened within the play. We just need to play our game and not get caught up in thier desperate tactics. I guess if you throw a cheap shot, you must do it within the play, thats all the office cares about, doesnt matter if someone gets hurt.
College Parker

Orlando, FL

#7 May 10, 2009
Jon wrote:
I hate to be on the leagues side with this but both the magics suspensions came after the play. Bostons offenses were way more dirty, ut they happened within the play. We just need to play our game and not get caught up in thier desperate tactics. I guess if you throw a cheap shot, you must do it within the play, thats all the office cares about, doesnt matter if someone gets hurt.
I don't think Dwights elbo came after the play ... he grabed a rebound ... What Perkins did was no different. Sorry thats a lame excuse!
College Parker

Orlando, FL

#8 May 10, 2009
sorry for the typo ... elbow. Obviously you are a retired snow bunny from New England living in Leesburg.

“Life's a Beach”

Since: Dec 07

Cocoa Beach

#9 May 10, 2009
Keys to game 4:

1. Come out of the gates with high energy. Play physical and keep the emotions in check.

2. Don't settle for jump shots. Take the friggin ball to the rack!! Boston is thin up front and don't have shot blockers. Plus this gets their bigs in foul trouble.

3. Help out Dwight on the boards. We given up too many 2nd chance points in this series.

4. Get Dwight the ball in scoring position...kind of like Nash does with Stoudamire. Jameer was really good at this, but Rafer and Dwight haven't connected offensively.

5. Slow down Eddie House by going hard at him when he's playing defense. Make him work on both sides of the floor!

6. Keep Rondo out of the paint. Right now, he's their best player on their team.

Go Magic!
Elsie

United States

#10 May 10, 2009
The Celts had too many injuries late in the season (KG & Powe), yet even their bench plays better than most starting teams.
It's too bad that the magic, if they win, will feel as though they beat the real Celtics. It would be a hollow victory.
right

Richardson, TX

#11 May 10, 2009
Elsie wrote:
The Celts had too many injuries late in the season (KG & Powe), yet even their bench plays better than most starting teams.
It's too bad that the magic, if they win, will feel as though they beat the real Celtics. It would be a hollow victory.
HA HA HA HA HA HA

Making excuses already. The Magic have injuries and lame suspensions to deal with this off season as well.

With Jameer out, the offense isnt anywhere near as explosive as it was, yet we're still doing okay.

Then, with Courtney Lee out on top the backcourt is even thinner, yet we still come out and take care of business.

Then, the suspension of Alston and everyone was writing off the Magic.
Bottom line, every team deals with adveristy during the year, I dont want to hear this bs about not being the "real" Boston team.

You're getting beat by a better team. Period. Own it!!!!!!!
right

Richardson, TX

#12 May 10, 2009
Not to mention, if the league did what it was supposed to do with Rondo in the first series, we'd be playing Chicago this round not Bean Town.
magicact07

Lake Alfred, FL

#13 May 10, 2009
I agree Cocoa Beach Fan. In their one loss this series, the magic came out of the gate lethargic and flatfooted. The C's were able to get to the rim with very little resistance. We must continue the agressive play. The same put-the-head-down and attack the basket style of b-ball that put us up 2-1 fri night. Let's go Magic!! Win or lose tonight, I hope Dwight makes a good "basketball move" and drops an elbow into the mug of Kendrick Perkins knocking his four front teeth out and making him even uglier to look at.
magicact07

Lake Alfred, FL

#14 May 10, 2009
Elsie wrote:
The Celts had too many injuries late in the season (KG & Powe), yet even their bench plays better than most starting teams.
It's too bad that the magic, if they win, will feel as though they beat the real Celtics. It would be a hollow victory.
"A hollow victory"?? lol Every team, this time of year, has injuries to deal with. It's part of the game. The Magic, just like Boston, have yet to play a game in this series at full strength.
College Parker

Orlando, FL

#15 May 10, 2009
magicact07 wrote:
I agree Cocoa Beach Fan. In their one loss this series, the magic came out of the gate lethargic and flatfooted. The C's were able to get to the rim with very little resistance. We must continue the agressive play. The same put-the-head-down and attack the basket style of b-ball that put us up 2-1 fri night. Let's go Magic!! Win or lose tonight, I hope Dwight makes a good "basketball move" and drops an elbow into the mug of Kendrick Perkins knocking his four front teeth out and making him even uglier to look at.
This isn't the 76ers we are playing. I rather it be the Polish Hammer than Dwight!
Jeff

Winter Garden, FL

#16 May 10, 2009
SVG should start JJ. Lee played great but JJ plays better starting than when you bring him in off the bench. Lee plays great whether he starts or comes off the bench. It would be the best way to maximize the contributions of both players.

“Orlando Magic........... ......”

Since: Jul 07

Magic land

#17 May 10, 2009
I think that both teams are going to come out with determination and energy.
Could be the best game of the series.
Go Magic.
question

Orlando, FL

#18 May 10, 2009
College Parker wrote:
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I don't think Dwights elbo came after the play ... he grabed a rebound ... What Perkins did was no different. Sorry thats a lame excuse!
No, the elbow was after he grabbed the rebound, put up a shot and shot, then put on in the guy's grill on the way back.
doc river

Orlando, FL

#19 May 10, 2009
strip the ball , get into the passing lane, steals and ENERGY will detect this game which should favor magic coz howard is rested austin didnt play last game . All starters played less min then boston starter and common its our Home.................

“TO Is Now a Buffalo Bill?!?!?!”

Since: Apr 08

Is That Good?

#20 May 10, 2009
LETS go CELTICS

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