Magic cut Nets for critical win

Jameer Nelson scored 22 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic beat the New Jersey Nets 90-82 Friday night in a matchup of teams fighting for the last two Eastern Conference playoff spots. Full Story
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DAVID

AOL

#1 Mar 23, 2007
about time !!!!
i feel i'm dreaming !!!!
Buttermilk

Merritt Island, FL

#2 Mar 23, 2007
Vince Carter should receive a Academy Award for his flopping performance tonight. Nice try Vince, but replays show that you weren't even touched. Try that lame crap somewhere else.
tony

Dade City, FL

#3 Mar 23, 2007
when our pointguards play well we can win. lets go for two in a row. we can make the playoffs . hats off to nelson & arroyo
Almax

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Mar 23, 2007
Magic win!!!! with game up for grabs with one minute left the Magic actually managed to close out the Nets and win. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is only the 2nd or 3rd game in the entire season that with a lead of 5 point or less and a minutes left in regulation the Magic had manage to pulled off.
Coach Hill also showed some sign's of life engaging in tactical manuvering to gain control of the game.
Jameer came out of fire in the 4th and started hitting his shots, looks like somethig lit a candle up his behind while he was sitting in the bench. He took more shoots than anyone else in the team missing most of them but he hit the shots when they were really needed.

Since: Jan 07

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#5 Mar 23, 2007
Finally B. Hill gave some playing time to Arroyo and played well.

And the most important thing, Orlando win.

Good game Hamster!!! Keep up the good work.
Legalize Cannabis

Bay City, MI

#6 Mar 23, 2007
Well now that was most certainly a big victory. Now if we could just finish the season the way we played tonight, we'd have momentum going into the playoffs.

And settling for that last spot is not option. Detroit is the only opponent we have no chance again. We can possibly make some noise if we avoid that 8th spot.

Good game Magic!
tomas

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Mar 23, 2007
Those of you who swore off the Magic forever - you missed a good game.
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#8 Mar 23, 2007
Arroyo plays - the Magic get to tie the game and win!!! Humm coincidence!!!
Jim

United States

#9 Mar 23, 2007
Did anyone else notice Vince Carter after the game go over and hug Brian Hill and numerous Magic players ? Very interesting to see that.
Jim

United States

#10 Mar 23, 2007
I thought the Magic did a good job tonight closing the deal. You could tell by the expressions on the player's faces tonight how much they wanted this one. Arroyo did a nice job late in the third quarter to help pull the Magic even. A good game for Jameer too. Howard was a beast on the boards. Now let's see if they can make it 2 in a row on Monday night against the Knicks.
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#11 Mar 23, 2007
Not even 9 minutes - Arroyo scores 9 (5 in the last 2 minutes of the 3rd Quarter) 1 Turnover, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. They won by 8.
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#12 Mar 23, 2007
The Magic actually had a blance attack which is how they play at thier best. I don't see how Brian Hill can keep Arroyo on the bench now. The Sentinel can write anything they want, or like on today, nothing at all as the article is from the AP.
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#13 Mar 23, 2007
Great game for the kid from Fajardo!!!
Legalize Cannabis wrote:
Well now that was most certainly a big victory. Now if we could just finish the season the way we played tonight, we'd have momentum going into the playoffs.
And settling for that last spot is not option. Detroit is the only opponent we have no chance again. We can possibly make some noise if we avoid that 8th spot.
Good game Magic!
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#14 Mar 23, 2007
Maybe we can undo the curse from a few years ago when T-Mac and the Magic lead the series with only a game to close ou the Pistons and they won.

Go Magic!!!
Legalize Cannabis wrote:
Well now that was most certainly a big victory. Now if we could just finish the season the way we played tonight, we'd have momentum going into the playoffs.
And settling for that last spot is not option. Detroit is the only opponent we have no chance again. We can possibly make some noise if we avoid that 8th spot.
Good game Magic!

“Aww jiggah please!”

Since: Feb 07

McKinney

#15 Mar 23, 2007
so happy. good game. magic have to hold on though. with the way the other teams vying for the last couple of playoff spots are playing we should get in.

go magic!
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#16 Mar 23, 2007
Carlos Arroyo, served as a spark plug for Orlando by scoring five points in the third period's last 1:30 to help the Magic tie it at 59 at the start of the fourth.
Magic Fan in NWF

Mary Esther, FL

#17 Mar 23, 2007
I believe we played great and hope we can play like this the rest of the year. Trevor did a great job on Vince along with the assistance of the team. The Grant Hill hit was a flop and if you look at the replay you will see what I mean. Did anyone notice how immediately after the game was done Vince came over to Brian Hill and Dwight to socialize? Does anyone wonder if Dwight is already trying to recruit Vince to come over a the end of the season? If anyone DVRed the game take a look at what I'm talking about. GO MAGIC!
Magic Fan in NWF

Mary Esther, FL

#18 Mar 23, 2007
C O Jones wrote:
Arroyo plays - the Magic get to tie the game and win!!! Humm coincidence!!!
YES! I'm a Arroyo fan, but, it is a total coincidence. The game when they played a 8 man rotation without Carlos and won. The Magic are playing more team basketball since the break and we have a better chance of winning.
Justin

Sanford, FL

#19 Mar 23, 2007
tony wrote:
when our pointguards play well we can win. lets go for two in a row. we can make the playoffs . hats off to nelson & arroyo
I hate to be negative after a win, but 4 assists combined for the point guard position isn't getting it done. There wasn't a lot of ball movement tonight, just good individual performances. In addition, I have no idea what Turkoglu was doing in the game for 42 minutes when he shot the ball 3-13. I am happy that the Magic won tonight, but if they keep coming out with the same game plan and relying on individual performances instead of playing as a team, they are not going to win many more games this year, and will most likely crash and burn in the playoffs. Hopefully Brian Hill figures this out before it is too late.

Since: Mar 07

O-TOWN

#20 Mar 23, 2007
dont get your hopes up guys.
this team has proven they can win a big game and lose the next day to teams that wont even win 20 regular season games.
hopefully this will change while the season comes to a close.

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