Hot-shooting Magic hold off Raptors to win playoff opener

There are 20 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 20, 2008, titled Hot-shooting Magic hold off Raptors to win playoff opener. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Orlando Magic won their first playoff game since 2003, pounding the Toronto Raptors , 114-100, Sunday afternoon at Amway Arena to open the best-of-seven, first-round series.

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

First Prev
of 9
Next Last
Cartmanesque

Wildwood, FL

#1 Apr 20, 2008
...just got home. That was fun... so much for all the 4 and out haters
Michael In Ocoee

Orlando, FL

#2 Apr 20, 2008
Cartmanesque wrote:
...just got home. That was fun... so much for all the 4 and out haters
Let's see if they have the guts to come in and take their lumps?
d12rocks

Newnan, GA

#3 Apr 20, 2008
that was an awesome game i just hope that we can gain momentum and sweep them in 4 then get some and prepare for detroit.
STH

Altamonte Springs, FL

#4 Apr 20, 2008
Great performance by whole team. Dwight had the Raptors scared to come into the paint. I was most impressed with Reshard Lewis who really frustrated Bosh. That was the matchup that I was most concerned with and Lewis played Bosh very well. if he keeps the same defensive intensity, we could sweep these guys and get ready for Detroit.
JLynx

Kissimmee, FL

#5 Apr 20, 2008
The concourse after the game was as loud as I've ever heard. What a great game to watch in person.
Luke

Hernani, Spain

#6 Apr 20, 2008
My prediction is already wrong.

And I couldn't be happier about that.

Next!
Steve

Deland, FL

#7 Apr 20, 2008
Lewis did what he did all season, play good enough defense on a position that he's not. He did a great job frustrating Bosh and Howard took over the game defensively.

Oh, and I think Nelson was pretty good also, as he made the Raptors look silly out there.
Cherokee

Orlando, FL

#8 Apr 20, 2008
It is nice to see the Magic remember how to shock the other team. Throwing up three pointers will always do that.
Gabe

New Britain, CT

#9 Apr 20, 2008
Chris Bosh's Departure made a big difference to the Magic's Offense and people are glad that Howard was not in foul trouble. It was obviously the complete opposite.

Go Magic!!!!!!!!!!
Bob Loblaw

Orlando, FL

#10 Apr 20, 2008
Superman dominates. Nelson had the best game of the year for him. If they both keep playing like that we can go deep in the playoffs.
Timbo

Clermont, FL

#11 Apr 20, 2008
The Magic played very well today. I'm encouraged by their performance and hope it carries on throughout the playoffs. Hopefully, they could win this series in 4 or 5 games and shock the world.
newjerseymagic

Manville, NJ

#12 Apr 20, 2008
GO MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!
c2uk

Guildford, UK

#13 Apr 20, 2008
Yes, what an impressive win!
Gramps

Saint Petersburg, FL

#14 Apr 20, 2008
Why is it that the Magic/Toronto series has only two of the first four games on national TV and the other series all have 4 on national TV. NO RESPECT !!!
bobby

Morristown, NJ

#15 Apr 20, 2008
Dwight is really off to a great start trying to be remembered in these playoffs. J Nel played very well and penetrated whenever he wanted to. Turk played... well, like Turk and Rashard's D was to perfection against Bosh. Keep it up and get the crowd even louder for Game 2.
Back to 95

United States

#16 Apr 20, 2008
Raptors did not look prepared in the first period and by then the game was over. Go Magic! Let's see if those extra tickets can sell faster now!! Start believeing!!
THE SHADOW KNOWS

Kissimmee, FL

#17 Apr 20, 2008
Hope is there if they start fast as they have a hard time finishing
d12rocks

Newnan, GA

#18 Apr 20, 2008
jameer outscored tj ford and jose calderon 24 to 19. I had a typo in my last post and there should be a rest after the word some.GOO MAGICC!!!!!!!!!!
Outatime

United States

#19 Apr 20, 2008
It will be interesting to see what adjustments each team makes for Game 2. If the Magic keep their focus and play with that kind of energy, any team in the league would have a problem with them. What is clear from Game 1 is that the Raptors did not expect the Magic to shoot as well as they did to start the game.

Since: Jun 07

Nanning, China

#20 Apr 20, 2008
Well that is one down 3 to go. The great part is our PGs did great. As long as they outperform the other teams PG it will be very difficult to beat us. To me that will be the key to this series.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 9
Next Last

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.

Maurice Evans Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Hawks power past slumping Pacers (Jan '11) Jan '11 ipodman98 1
Maurice Evans girlfriend (Jun '07) Aug '10 Kristin 28
News Dr. Trade: One Trade, Two Fixes for the Suns an... (Aug '09) Aug '09 krishawn 1
News Dwyane Wade feeling better, Heat feeling disres... (Apr '09) May '09 kenny 49
News Magic trade Dooling for salary-cap room (Jul '08) Jul '08 Mike Bianchi 73
News J.J. Redick acknowledges dim future with Orland... (Jul '08) Jul '08 Skeezix 118
News Orlando Magic could sign former Gator Jason Wil... (Jul '08) Jul '08 magic_fan 38
More from around the web