Magic hold off Lakers 106-103

Magic hold off Lakers 106-103

There are 117 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 20, 2008, titled Magic hold off Lakers 106-103. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Orlando Magic overcame Kobe Bryant , plus some of their own poor decisions and wretched free-throw shooting, to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-103 on Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd at Amway ...

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Since: Oct 08

Clermont, FL

#104 Dec 29, 2008
kenny wrote:
you wanna bet? he started at PG HIS ROOKIE YEAR, and then SG 2nd year and since its been SF
Yes, I actually would.
What makes someone a pg, sg or sf?
kenny

Auburn, WA

#105 Dec 29, 2008
well the offense they run for one, and the matchups with other teams, the amount they handle the ball, and who they guard on defence, if you watch basketball you wouldnt need me to explain it you
kenny

Auburn, WA

#106 Dec 29, 2008
look what i found here lebron started at shooting guard in the o4-05 season, his second year...here is proof

http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball/fantasy/...
Tiffany

United States

#108 Dec 29, 2008
this forum is not about lebron aka fatty patty,its about magic and lakers.magic is better than the lakers

Since: Oct 08

United States

#109 Dec 29, 2008
kenny wrote:
well the offense they run for one, and the matchups with other teams, the amount they handle the ball, and who they guard on defence, if you watch basketball you wouldnt need me to explain it you
I guess I do need to watch more basketball.

It looks like most players only handle the ball for about a minute a game. How do you know who handles it the most?

Lots of times on defense players aren't guarding a person. What position are they playing then?

Since: Oct 08

United States

#110 Dec 29, 2008
kenny wrote:
look what i found here lebron started at shooting guard in the o4-05 season, his second year...here is proof
http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball/fantasy/...
Actually that's from the 2003-2004 season. but you didn't answer my question. What did he do that made him the sg?
In the stats it shows that he shot the ball the most. Is that what makes someone a shooting guard? They shoot the most? Because Marbury shot the most for the other team but he was point guard. Shouldn't he have been pointing instead of shooting?
kenny

Auburn, WA

#111 Dec 29, 2008
Liberals Are Crazy wrote:
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Actually that's from the 2003-2004 season. but you didn't answer my question. What did he do that made him the sg?
In the stats it shows that he shot the ball the most. Is that what makes someone a shooting guard? They shoot the most? Because Marbury shot the most for the other team but he was point guard. Shouldn't he have been pointing instead of shooting?
i never said shooting the most makes them a shooting guard, i said it can be a reason or indicator, and when they bring the ball down he doesnt handle it at the top he waits for the plays to go through him whereas the point guard initiates the offense

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Since: Dec 08

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#112 Dec 29, 2008
Liberals Are Crazy wrote:
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Actually that's from the 2003-2004 season. but you didn't answer my question. What did he do that made him the sg?
In the stats it shows that he shot the ball the most. Is that what makes someone a shooting guard? They shoot the most? Because Marbury shot the most for the other team but he was point guard. Shouldn't he have been pointing instead of shooting?
I'm dying here just reading this back and forth. Let me get this straight. You don't watch enough basketball to know the difference between a point guard and shooting guard? Yet you are going to argue with someone about sports statistics? There are 5 players on the floor for each team. 5 differnt positions with different roles. What? Did you think they just throw 5 random guys out there to run around with the ball? If you don't kknow what the F you're talking about, then you need to pipe down.

Since: Oct 08

United States

#113 Dec 29, 2008
kenny wrote:
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i never said shooting the most makes them a shooting guard, i said it can be a reason or indicator, and when they bring the ball down he doesnt handle it at the top he waits for the plays to go through him whereas the point guard initiates the offense
Ok, thanks. Now it's starting to make more sense. So guys who bring the ball up the court like Marcus Camby & Bo Outlaw are point guards. I remember Camby would guard Tracy McGrady a lot so I guess that means Camby was a guard, since he guarded one.

Guys like Tim Duncan & Shaquille O'Neal are shoting guards because they shoot the most and wait for the play to go through them.

That makes more sense. Thanks.

Since: Oct 08

United States

#114 Dec 29, 2008
I Like Tonka wrote:
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I'm dying here just reading this back and forth. Let me get this straight. You don't watch enough basketball to know the difference between a point guard and shooting guard? Yet you are going to argue with someone about sports statistics? There are 5 players on the floor for each team. 5 differnt positions with different roles. What? Did you think they just throw 5 random guys out there to run around with the ball? If you don't kknow what the F you're talking about, then you need to pipe down.
I don't know. That's why I'm asking questions. I usually read about the game in the paper or watch the highlights on ESPN, but now that the Magic are winning I'd like to watch more of the games and understand them better.

I just learned that players like Tim Duncan & Shaquille O'Neal are shooting guards because they wait for someone else to start the play and give them the ball, and then they shoot the most. So now I know that role.

I asked about the other roles. Could you tell me about them?

What stats did we argue about?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#115 Dec 29, 2008
Liberals Are Crazy wrote:
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I don't know. That's why I'm asking questions. I usually read about the game in the paper or watch the highlights on ESPN, but now that the Magic are winning I'd like to watch more of the games and understand them better.
I just learned that players like Tim Duncan & Shaquille O'Neal are shooting guards because they wait for someone else to start the play and give them the ball, and then they shoot the most. So now I know that role.
I asked about the other roles. Could you tell me about them?
What stats did we argue about?
Sorry. This is not a basketball tutorial for obvious jack-a-s-s-e-s.

Since: Oct 08

United States

#116 Dec 29, 2008
I Like Tonka wrote:
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Sorry. This is not a basketball tutorial for obvious jack-a-s-s-e-s.
Oh, so you don't know eitherMaybe we could take that tutorial together.
kenny

Auburn, WA

#117 Dec 29, 2008
Liberals Are Crazy wrote:
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Oh, so you don't know eitherMaybe we could take that tutorial together.
well youwatched the game tonight, you might not know what all the positiions mean but you saw the better team win without one of there best players so just watch the pistons...and obviously you are being a jackass cuz i said the point guard initiates the offense and you asked me what a shooting guard is not what camby and duncan are, and in case u are being sarcastic u now know that other people just think you are retarded
Tiffany

United States

#118 Dec 29, 2008
magic lost tonite to the pistons,but its all good,i like both teams

Since: Oct 08

Clermont, FL

#119 Dec 29, 2008
kenny wrote:
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well youwatched the game tonight, you might not know what all the positiions mean but you saw the better team win without one of there best players so just watch the pistons...and obviously you are being a jackass cuz i said the point guard initiates the offense and you asked me what a shooting guard is not what camby and duncan are, and in case u are being sarcastic u now know that other people just think you are retarded
I did watch the game tonight.

What it looked like to me was that there are no positions. The players don't line up in certain places on the court. Sure there were things some players did more than others, but I also saw them do other things.

I think the Pistons won because they had more players who could do more things. It looks like to be a good basketball player you have to do at least 3 or 4 things well, and if you can do more than that it's even better.

I don't think there are positions in basketball.
kenny

Auburn, WA

#120 Dec 29, 2008
Liberals Are Crazy wrote:
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I did watch the game tonight.
What it looked like to me was that there are no positions. The players don't line up in certain places on the court. Sure there were things some players did more than others, but I also saw them do other things.
I think the Pistons won because they had more players who could do more things. It looks like to be a good basketball player you have to do at least 3 or 4 things well, and if you can do more than that it's even better.
I don't think there are positions in basketball.
yup well said i completely agree with you
Tiffany

United States

#121 Dec 29, 2008
magic are doing the damn thing,loose or win,theyre the sh!t

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