Magic slip at home to Hawks

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big vern

Kissimmee, FL

#1 Jan 26, 2007
it's obvious the magic are a soft team no inside presence, d. howard should dominate inside against these types of teams, not happening yet, keep waiting for brian hill to take the team to the next level but no improvement yet.
John Tyler

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Jan 26, 2007
This season is over. If this is our so-called "playoff push", then the Magic have no business even continuing on. Dwight Howard is suddenly a no-show on the boards. Our free-throw shooting is so bad, they're essentially turnovers half the time. We are a team with no heart and no hustle. Personally, I blame the coaches. There is far too much talent (some of which is rotting on the bench) to blame these losses on the players. If we had Mike D'Antoni or Jerry Sloan, we'd be on top of the East by far. We wouldn't shoot 50% from the line. We wouldn't be out-rebounded, out-hustled and out-played by a team like the Hawks. Brian Hill's days should be numbered, and he should be pretty well aware.
britt beemer

Kissimmee, FL

#3 Jan 26, 2007
The magic are on life-support because they have no heart. They lost that game because they are not willing to lay it all out on the line.
Brian Hill shows me he is not the right man for the magic because it is the coach's job to have his team ready to play. They have no sense of urgency whatsoever.
Terry

United States

#4 Jan 26, 2007
I don't think Brian Hill is capable of taking this team to the next level, he too 'one-dimensional'. He has a pattern of substitutions but can't adjust to what is happening in the game. We need to start Darko, give JJ playing time and look for a 'go to' guy with play off experience in a trade. Finally, let's stop blowing Howard up as a giant, he isn't anywhere near that yet.
Orlando Tragic

New York, NY

#5 Jan 26, 2007
The Magic are a horrible team. They will only win 38 games this year at the most. And I'm being generous. The magic have no answer to one of the worst basketball teams ever. I'm calling it right now. Stick a fork in the rest of the Magic's season. Stick a fork in Brian Hill. Stick a fork in Grant Hill. Stick a fork in Darko, Keyon, Battie, Nelson, Turk, Ariza, and Howard. That's right you heard me. Dwight Howard is a bum!! Trade him while you can Otis. I'm through with the Magic.
almax

Caguas, Puerto Rico

#6 Jan 26, 2007
On every loss the Magics had recently there had been periods at crunch time when the opponents have been able to make 3 or 4 attempts at the basket for every one of ours.
WE MUST CONTROL OUR DEFENSIVE BOARDS AT CRUNCH TIME and MAKE OUR FT.
Otherwise we have played at par with our opponents.
DMZ

Hialeah, FL

#7 Jan 26, 2007
Hah giving up already Magic fans? Why so early?
MagicRed4u

Zellwood, FL

#8 Jan 26, 2007
Why is it that every team coming into the ARENA has at least one player scoring a career .or season high?
tim

Irving, TX

#9 Jan 26, 2007
embarassing,horrible,i feel sick to my stomach this team has no and i mean no heart!!!shame on them!!!!
Two words

San Antonio, TX

#10 Jan 26, 2007
FREE THROWS!
Chris

New York, NY

#11 Jan 26, 2007
Very sad to watch the Magic play. I love them, but it upsets me. B. Hill needs to play Darko which by the way has played really bad. Also needs to play J.J. as well. When Nelson was hurt Diener played really well. The magic need to make a trade, maybe trade Hedo or even hill and bring a good SG and hope that Ariza comes back soon. Grant hill should be traded now and come back next year and play for the min.
lem

Lake Mary, FL

#12 Jan 26, 2007
The Magic get us so excited at the beginning of the year, and then NOTHING. What a shock.
lem

Lake Mary, FL

#13 Jan 26, 2007
almax wrote:
On every loss the Magics had recently there had been periods at crunch time when the opponents have been able to make 3 or 4 attempts at the basket for every one of ours.
WE MUST CONTROL OUR DEFENSIVE BOARDS AT CRUNCH TIME and MAKE OUR FT.
Otherwise we have played at par with our opponents.
The main thing that really bothers me, when people say OUR team or we did this. Since when do you play for the Magic? Until you do, you can't say our or my team.
Luis

Ormond Beach, FL

#14 Jan 27, 2007
Commintment? is that the slogan?
Ryan

Wilmington, NC

#15 Jan 27, 2007
None of these teams are any better than they where
the 14 - 20 point leads the magic get prove that not to mention the fact that every game you guys get down by 20 plus you get it down to 8 or lower.
The fact of the matter is with the amount of talent that is on this team, they should be not only beating teams the magic should be crushing them.
What more do you need the 2nd and 3rd string players could start on any other team in the nba.
The team as a whole needs to get theier heart back .
One more thing is the eastern conference championship team had a saying the lived by .
" why not us why not now "
To the orlando magic players give bring some of that magic back to that arena.
Because I dare say that you probably have more talent on this team than you did on the championship team.
The fans love to watch you guys play please bring some magic back to that arena.
xzebra

United States

#16 Jan 27, 2007
Fire Brian Hill now, he does not "inspire" these players to play with an attitude. It looks like the brady bunch out there afraid to hurt someone's feelings.
Find a coach who will instill a firey attitude into the team and watch the results. Also have someone kknock that million dollar smile off Dwight Howard's face and tell the kid to play with a chip on his shoulder and maybe, just maybe he would get more allstar votes than a hobbling Shaq who has barely played this year.
Benvolio

Belgium

#17 Jan 27, 2007
Same old story...If the Magic can't win missing two bench players due to injuries, I wonder what would happen if DW ever twists his ankle...
This is not a playoff team.
BIG J

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jan 27, 2007
i THINK IT ALL STARTS WITH THE COACH OR TOO MANY COACHES. I THINK THE PLAYERS HAVE TOO MANY COACHES TELLING THEM WHAT TO DO. DWIGHT IS NOT A GO TO GUY RIGHT NOW. B. HILL NEEDS TO GO BACK TO ASST. COACH.
big vern

Kissimmee, FL

#19 Jan 27, 2007
the magic are a soft team, no defense shows up every now and then but not the caliver of a consistant good team,
big vern

Kissimmee, FL

#20 Jan 27, 2007
the whole team is soft, free throws stink, howard shows up when he wants to. nelson is a turnover machine, all the player in general have not gotten better, what does that say about coaching, gm's afraid to bring tough player, stay with the good guys see how far you get. so far nowhere.
the whole team stinks.

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