Miami Heat give the Orlando Magic 2nd...

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

There are 76 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 24, 2009, titled Miami Heat give the Orlando Magic 2nd loss in a row. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Orlando Sentinel.

Longtimefan

Jacksonville, FL

#22 Jan 24, 2009
Well...I had a bad feeling he long rest would make the team rusty but damn comon' MAGIC!! I looked at the box score and C.Lee didn't get to the FT line once..HUH? he played 33 minutes and not one FT attempt. That can't be acceptable. I agree we need a better back up PG and Indiana will be another tough game. Look at the player we should have drafted (Grainger) to have a big game. 20+ pts and 8+ rebounds, 3+ blocks, 3+ steals. We picked Vasquez instead and he want next...AHHH!!
Luke

Clearwater, FL

#23 Jan 24, 2009
I also called this one. Like I said in my previous post the Magic's opponents have already figured out this team's inside-out game. Sadly, that's the only one in SVG's book and all the players were assembled for this reason. The Orlando Magic's season is officially over.
Logic

Kansas City, MO

#24 Jan 24, 2009
I believe the Orlando Magic are a very good team but in no way a finals contender. As good as out standings may be, remember there are seasoned playoff teams there i.e. Detroit, Boston and LA. We will not make it past second round.
nanningbob

United States

#25 Jan 24, 2009
Luke wrote:
I also called this one. Like I said in my previous post the Magic's opponents have already figured out this team's inside-out game. Sadly, that's the only one in SVG's book and all the players were assembled for this reason. The Orlando Magic's season is officially over.
Really, they have figured it out?? We have been doing this for 2 seasons now and they finally figured it out. WOW, we better trade these guys so we can get a new style of basketball. Oh by the way, the Spurs used this system for 4 championships now and could very well do it again this year. I wonder, since NBA teams can now easily defeat this philosophy whether SA should trade all its player too and start over.

Hey I got a better basketball analysis for you. Every team in the NBA every year since the league has opened has had a 2 game losing streak sometime during the season. The miracle would be if a team could go the entire season and not have one. Now that would be truly amazing.
derek

Flagstaff, AZ

#26 Jan 24, 2009
Yea, too bad the Magic players are all young and will get more experienced as all the others get older- Boston, Detroit, Cavs frontcourt. All while a majority of the teams will make total remakes to medium and small changes in 2010 while the Magic will do nothing except get better and better by 2012 (their core contract end year) as many of them will backfire or just take more than 1 season to start clicking on title-level. And Im thinking Finals this year. Cant wait for Cavs - Magic game, gonna be real fun to watch.
Luke

Clearwater, FL

#27 Jan 24, 2009
Logic wrote:
I believe the Orlando Magic are a very good team but in no way a finals contender. As good as out standings may be, remember there are seasoned playoff teams there i.e. Detroit, Boston and LA. We will not make it past second round.
Yep. This team only plays entertainment basketball like the Harlem Globetrotters. Come playoff time it'll be the Celtics, Detroit, and the Cavaliers.
Luke

Clearwater, FL

#28 Jan 24, 2009
nanningbob wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, they have figured it out?? We have been doing this for 2 seasons now and they finally figured it out. WOW, we better trade these guys so we can get a new style of basketball. Oh by the way, the Spurs used this system for 4 championships now and could very well do it again this year. I wonder, since NBA teams can now easily defeat this philosophy whether SA should trade all its player too and start over.
Hey I got a better basketball analysis for you. Every team in the NBA every year since the league has opened has had a 2 game losing streak sometime during the season. The miracle would be if a team could go the entire season and not have one. Now that would be truly amazing.
Spurs have quality players especially Tim Duncan who is a smart go-to guy in the post. Howard is neither smart nor a go-to guy. He is, in my honest opinion, an overrated post player and is still VERY, VERY raw, which is why this team's inside-out game never had any success in the past and even now. The Spurs had championship rings because Timmy is not Howard. How's that for an analysis.
derek

Flagstaff, AZ

#29 Jan 24, 2009
Luke wrote:
<quoted text>
Spurs have quality players especially Tim Duncan who is a smart go-to guy in the post. Howard is neither smart nor a go-to guy. He is, in my honest opinion, an overrated post player and is still VERY, VERY raw, which is why this team's inside-out game never had any success in the past and even now. The Spurs had championship rings because Timmy is not Howard. How's that for an analysis.
Here's two things you missed bud.
1) They are two very different styles of playing, and both can be very succesful. See both teams' respective records.
2) Timmy didn't grab his 1st ring 'till 26 or 27 yrs old buddy ;) ;) ;) How 'bout we wait till Howard is 26,27 also before making a fairer comparison. Oh, and his style will beat Duncan's style if he does get 1 ring by 26,27 because you said Spurs had more quality players, thus Howard had less to work with ;)
nanningbob

United States

#30 Jan 24, 2009
Luke wrote:
<quoted text>
Spurs have quality players especially Tim Duncan who is a smart go-to guy in the post. Howard is neither smart nor a go-to guy. He is, in my honest opinion, an overrated post player and is still VERY, VERY raw, which is why this team's inside-out game never had any success in the past and even now. The Spurs had championship rings because Timmy is not Howard. How's that for an analysis.
Golly, have I missed something here, I mean the Magic are 33-10 and have the best road record in the NBA. How did they do that if Howard is so bad???? HHHHHMMMMMmmmmmmmmm .......... waiting now for your great basketball analysis.
kenny

Auburn, WA

#31 Jan 25, 2009
derek wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's two things you missed bud.
1) They are two very different styles of playing, and both can be very succesful. See both teams' respective records.
2) Timmy didn't grab his 1st ring 'till 26 or 27 yrs old buddy ;) ;) ;) How 'bout we wait till Howard is 26,27 also before making a fairer comparison. Oh, and his style will beat Duncan's style if he does get 1 ring by 26,27 because you said Spurs had more quality players, thus Howard had less to work with ;)
actually duncan won the title his second year in the league and was only 23or24. but its cool, howard will get there just not this year or next. 2011 is the magics year. lol
st cloud

Orlando, FL

#32 Jan 25, 2009
No ball moment and hustle plays....... Magic wants to win games just by shooting ball from 3 point line. They are SCARED of contact . Which ever teams plays rough with them , they give up.
Magic Watcher

Winter Park, FL

#33 Jan 25, 2009
One word, Dwight & Magic: OVERRATED.

“FL for Harley FL not Floriduh”

Since: Jul 08

Lake Mary

#34 Jan 25, 2009
I said it last week , talking them up is like the kiss of death. I got to agree with Jim they cost themselves 2 games. Overconfidence can be a problem when you still havent proven yourself. Why is D Howard looking at his hands after he makes a shot, they arent on fire! Maybe he smells something. This team needs to save the arrogance and the celebrations until they have won it all.
mightymouthcrv

United States

#35 Jan 25, 2009
I'm going to go out on a limb here and make some some predictions of my own. The Magic WILL win the next two games against Cleveland and Indiana. They are in a mini slump because they lost their rhythm a little when they had 4 days off. They will be fine.

“Life's a Beach”

Since: Dec 07

Cocoa Beach

#36 Jan 25, 2009
Bob Loblaw wrote:
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.
I agree, if at the beginning of the season you thought at the halfway point the Magic were going to be 33-10, everyone of us would of taken that all day!

The Magic had won 10 in a row against the Heat, eventually it had to come to an end. The Magic are going through a little bump in the road, but the sky is not falling like some of the people that post on this site.

The problem I saw with the Magic tonight was thinking they can just turn it on at the end and win. That's not going to work. They need to come out of the gates ready to play and defend.

How about Dwight getting 2 Techs. I hope he takes that frustration out on the Pacers and the team gets back to playing solid defense and gets us back in the win column.

Thank God Rashard wasn't hurt too bad! He's been our most consistent player this season (of course besides D12).

“Life's a Beach”

Since: Dec 07

Cocoa Beach

#37 Jan 25, 2009
Luke wrote:
I also called this one. Like I said in my previous post the Magic's opponents have already figured out this team's inside-out game. Sadly, that's the only one in SVG's book and all the players were assembled for this reason. The Orlando Magic's season is officially over.
Okay, you win, the STUPIDEST post of the year so far! Your right, we now will not even make the playoffs. A matter of fact, we'll probably be lucky to even be .500 by the time the season ends.

Thanks Luke for that outstanding post.
Luke

Clearwater, FL

#38 Jan 25, 2009
Cocoa Beach Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, you win, the STUPIDEST post of the year so far! Your right, we now will not even make the playoffs. A matter of fact, we'll probably be lucky to even be .500 by the time the season ends.
Thanks Luke for that outstanding post.
You're welcome.
Brett

Cocoa, FL

#39 Jan 25, 2009
Awesome! Keep losing van gundy.
Observer

Daytona Beach, FL

#40 Jan 25, 2009
You didn't mention that the Magic's point guards played very little defense as reflected in the scoring of Chalmers. Jameer's play is still very inconsistent and that is why he is not yet at an all-star level.
TicoG

Clearwater, FL

#41 Jan 25, 2009
Upcoming games: Indiana-loss,
Cleveland-loss,
Toronto-loss,
Dallas-loose (I mean the bandwagon wheels will come loose).

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Marcin Gortat Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Kings Mystified By Wizards, 113-99 (Dec '15) Dec '15 Fart news 3
News Wizards jump on Pacers early (May '14) May '14 Andrew 9
News NBA Playoff Preview - Indiana vs. Washington (May '14) May '14 youchinksareuglyi... 1
News What Suns Should Do With Fifth Pick (Jun '13) Jun '13 south philly 3
News Suns 108, Timberwolves 98: Minnesota loses 12th... (Apr '11) Apr '11 clueless 1
News NBA rescinds technical foul against Boston's Pe... (May '10) May '10 ADalton 1
News Celtics hold off Magic for 95-92 victory (May '10) May '10 money man 10