Miami Heat give the Orlando Magic 2nd loss in a row

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It has been so long since the Orlando Magic lost two consecutive games that pin-pointing the date seemingly requires time-travel. The losses certainly don't call for panic or players' only meetings, but they ...
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Jim

United States

#1 Jan 24, 2009
Well what can I say ? I called this loss folks. And I called the three game losing streak as well.

Obama = Lost Momentum. You heard it here first folks.
Hmm

Cape Canaveral, FL

#2 Jan 24, 2009
We started off sluggish on defense, and clamped down finally towards the end. My perspective:

1. We need a good back-up PG in the wost way possible. Senior doesn't cut it. If Jameer is having a bad stretch, count the PG position out. At one point Senior had 3 fouls in a span of 20 seconds to send Quinn to the line finally.

2. Why did we wait until mid-4th to double on Wade?

3. Great win by the refs in the end!! Clearly a hack on Dwight Howard, not called by the refs. You can't call a foul every trip down the floor for the Heat, and miss out on a foul against them when they purposely tried to foul him and send him to the line! Certainly, a make-or-break situation which may have caused us the game.
Bob Loblaw

Orlando, FL

#3 Jan 24, 2009
A rough patch is here for the 2nd time this year (0-2) the 1st. Its deflating but just look at Boston a couple weeks ago. Everyone thought they were done and now they are the greatest again. I can tell the guys are angry at their play and will rally quickly. Dont take Jims bypolar comments too seriosly just yet.
Jim

United States

#4 Jan 24, 2009
Poor bench play. No defense in the first half. Turnovers. The focus and intensity was only there for about 9 and a half minutes tonight. And that was in the 4th quarter when they were down by 15. Simply put, this is not gonna get it done.

The bench outscored 39-13. Miami guards totaled 65 points tonight. Orlando guards had 32.

Wade had a big night. He had a lot of help from his supporting cast of players. No focus and intensity for most of the game. The bench outplayed. I called for all of this to happen folks. Dwight is still busy joking about his visit with Obama and counting his All Star votes, while the rest of his teammates were busy reading about how they were now among the elite.

And yet it was good old Jim who predicted the cruel dose of reality that would quickly bring them right back to earth.

Two losses down. One more to go against Indiana, and I will have the trifecta.

It's all about momentum folks. Once the Magic stopped playing and had time to read all the praises being bestowed upon them and Dwight took off for an overblown Inauguration, which was nothing more than a waste of tax payer dollars, I knew they would enter into a funk.
Jim

United States

#5 Jan 24, 2009
Hmm wrote:
We started off sluggish on defense, and clamped down finally towards the end. My perspective:
1. We need a good back-up PG in the wost way possible. Senior doesn't cut it. If Jameer is having a bad stretch, count the PG position out. At one point Senior had 3 fouls in a span of 20 seconds to send Quinn to the line finally.
2. Why did we wait until mid-4th to double on Wade?
3. Great win by the refs in the end!! Clearly a hack on Dwight Howard, not called by the refs. You can't call a foul every trip down the floor for the Heat, and miss out on a foul against them when they purposely tried to foul him and send him to the line! Certainly, a make-or-break situation which may have caused us the game.
No Hmm the Magic cost the Magic this game. Once again they came out with no focus and intensity on defense. No excuses. Just another beatdown. NEXT!!
Jim

United States

#6 Jan 24, 2009
Wow I bet there won't be many folks that will come into the forum tonight to take their medicine like real men.

Whenever I blow a prediction atleast I have the courteousy to admit that I was wrong. But hey, that's ok. It's all good.
Jim

United States

#7 Jan 24, 2009
Bob Loblaw wrote:
A rough patch is here for the 2nd time this year (0-2) the 1st. Its deflating but just look at Boston a couple weeks ago. Everyone thought they were done and now they are the greatest again. I can tell the guys are angry at their play and will rally quickly. Dont take Jims bypolar comments too seriosly just yet.
That's bipolar for those of you folks keeping score at home. NEXT!!
Bob Loblaw

Orlando, FL

#8 Jan 24, 2009
Jim give it a rest. Does it really make you feel better to call a loss? I hope not. The team didnt get it done again tonight and its disappointing but lets not lose our heads here. I feel a win against Indiana. This team is too good to lose 3 in a row to anybody. The bench is struggling, but they have enough talent there to pick it up and pietrus will help.
Bob Loblaw

Orlando, FL

#9 Jan 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>That's bipolar for those of you folks keeping score at home. NEXT!!
Lol, thanks for reading your prescription bottle and correcting me.
Jim

United States

#10 Jan 24, 2009
Bob Loblaw wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol, thanks for reading your prescription bottle and correcting me.
LOL!!! That was definitely the comeback of the year by far!! Props to you sir.
Hmm

Cape Canaveral, FL

#11 Jan 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>No Hmm the Magic cost the Magic this game. Once again they came out with no focus and intensity on defense. No excuses. Just another beatdown. NEXT!!
Jim, you've got issues my friend. You get on a high when the Magic lose, and when they're on a winning streak you tell people to buy their tickets now. Not to mention, when you "predict" the Magic lose every single game they play, you will be right 35% of the time (which is equal to their record of 33-10). Plus, you always have excuses for your blown predictions, so saying you admit them is probably something you shouldn't be admitting to.

You seem to be deprived of attention in the real world, so you use an online forum to feed your self-esteem (or rather lack of).
Bob Loblaw

Orlando, FL

#12 Jan 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>LOL!!! That was definitely the comeback of the year by far!! Props to you sir.
Jim I like you but youve got to ease up on your every game up and downs. We had beat Miami 10 straight times. It was due to end. They are our rival at home and they have D Wade. Once your meds kick in, you will see its an abberation.
Mustafa Jones

United States

#14 Jan 24, 2009
Losers.
derek

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Jan 24, 2009
Alright, if you don't like Jim, stop reading his posts and post back on others peoples. Otherwise please shut the hell up about him. I usually don't, but heck, he's controlling the usual 70-90% of posts, so I'll respond on this one. I thought the Magic would win, but they didn't play good defense. The ball movement looked alil better atleast for the Magic and they played good towards the end stretch. HEAT looked legit in that game, they are rebounded from their Boston loss, hopefully we catch up next game. Either way, Magic are a better team, better record, better in a series. Jim does tend to have a lot of good points if you just talk about them, and leave him to talk to himself about the stupid predictions. One I thought was wrong was the damn bench play again. Magic are a very short rotation team, even in the playoffs! Howard was in foul trouble... would've played whole game almost otherwise. How can you blame the bench so much again when the Magic starters played 183 minutes to the HEAT's starters' 132 minutes. That's 51 whole minutes... Minutes still left if one player played a whole, entire game, or some bench players regular minutes combined... This is not a one game trend either.. Keep looking at other games, esp. close ones. Sure, the bench has weak spots i.e. I dont like Cook so far this season, Reddick is being clamped with D too much still I think, but Battie and Gortat are nice big players, Bogans steady +/-, Lee is an incredible rookie.
AJ is good for not having much TO's, unfortunately he doesnt do much ball movement via penetration or thru threat of offense so it leaves the others feeling half-courtish, slowing it down a lot. If the Magic lose to the Cavs, or go thru a Boston-esque slump or worse, they may have to look at a faster backup PG. The SG glut is ridiculous still.. and if they're iffy on ridding Reddick, they still have Cook and Bogans.:/
Jim

United States

#16 Jan 24, 2009
Bob Loblaw wrote:
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Jim I like you but youve got to ease up on your every game up and downs. We had beat Miami 10 straight times. It was due to end. They are our rival at home and they have D Wade. Once your meds kick in, you will see its an abberation.
And once your meds kick in you will learn how to spell aberration! One b and two r's sir.

And if this theory helps you to sleep at night then so be it.
Jim

United States

#17 Jan 24, 2009
The good news is the Magic will score a lot of points against the Iniana Pacers...(there is no D in Iniana).

The bad news is they will also give up a bunch.

Look for this score to be well into the 100's when all is said and done.

And once again the sluggish start will do in the Magic in this game too.

So they will head into the big showdown against Cleveland riding a 3 game losing streak for the first time all season.
Bob Loblaw

Orlando, FL

#18 Jan 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>And once your meds kick in you will learn how to spell aberration! One b and two r's sir.
And if this theory helps you to sleep at night then so be it.
I wish you could act as a rational person as well as you could spell. I had a similar feeling about these two games as you did, but I hoped for the best instead of trying to make myself feel better by pickin the other team. But it will end in Indiana, as the magic will figure it out and get back to the way they have played all year.
nba refs soxs

Titusville, FL

#19 Jan 24, 2009
This has got to be the worst officiated game I have ever seen.
Bob Loblaw

Orlando, FL

#20 Jan 24, 2009
Its another loss. the Magic unfortunatley are not in the class of Boston, Cleveland. They are nipping on their heels but, Cleveland has lebron, boston has its defense and the magic are floating a little behind. Still, they are easily the 3rd best in the east and capable of winnin it all. No one thought they would be where they are, so keep believin magic fans it might just be in the cards.
kenny

Auburn, WA

#21 Jan 24, 2009
quit blaming the officials. its not like DH would have made the free throws anyways. and you guys lost, i swear every time the magic lose i read the posts and everytime there are a handful of people blaming the refs. it isnt just one play that effects the whole game, that one play might cause a dominoe effect but GREAT teams dont let that type of thing happen. so quit complaining and realize that you cant get all the calls and that if the orlando magic would have had 1 less turnover, or one more made shot, or one more defensive stop then that, in turn might have caused a positive dominoe effect in orlandos favor. STAY UP ORLANDO, its a rough stretch!

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