Raptors defeat Magic 92-85

Mar 21, 2007 Read more: Orlando Sentinel 25
Chris Bosh had 34 points and 16 rebounds in outplaying fellow All-Star big man Dwight Howard in the Toronto Raptors' 92-85 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Read more
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Johnny Gohome

AOL

#1 Mar 21, 2007
Seems like old times or business as usual for the Magic. What does a two game winning streak look like? If the Magic make the playoffs, the NBA has big troubles. It will then become a league of mediocrity. Even motre so if the Knicks. the Nets or the Pacers make it.
tvcel

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Mar 21, 2007
Another crippled team and another loss. It is funny to see B. Hill face as he senses the loses, he turns as red as a shrimp. Coach didn't do enough to win. Don't worry today he will choose another scapegoat to carry his mediocre coaching guilt. He had a dead team in front and he couldn't give them the final blow. Tonight B. Hill made TJ Ford looked like the next USA Team point guard and Bosch as Howard's Daddy. Don't fire B. Hill this sitcom is better than Sinfield. The Magics are loosing to teams who cannot work under pressure. Thanks to the players for their did their best, but that was not enough, and there weren't enough players playing.
I was happy to see Arroyo cheering his former teammates, it is a strange move for a guy that knows that he is no longer part of the team and that he will never ever play again with them. Still is honest way to earn his money. Sorry I cannot say the same about Bogans, he cannot even cheer himself.. Lets wait for the next episode of this sitcom on Friday, Jameer Cheers!
ray

Port Richey, FL

#3 Mar 21, 2007
How mediocre is the east...you advance by not playing...you play, and fall back to 9th or 10th place...
Jim

United States

#4 Mar 21, 2007
The Magic came out flat with little or no energy to begin the game. They came out the same way in the second half. Jameer Nelson finally decided to show up late in the game. Hedo was nowhere to be seen. Dwight Howard missed 8 or 9 free throws. The Magic missed 14 as a team. The whole game the score kept bouncing around with the Magic down anywhere from 3 to 10 points. And it seemed like when Nelson and Hedo were out there the Magic were flat. But when Dooling and Ariza were in the game the Magic would always catch up and draw closer.
It always seems that when Grant Hill finally has a good game the rest of the team is flat.
Once again the team showed how inconsistent they really are. One thing I was glad to see is when Keyon Dooling got that technical. Atleast someone showed some fire out there tonight. Clearly the Magic are a bunch of individuals and not a team. What really makes this loss even more disturbing is the fact that Toronto was without 3 key players tonight.
This next game Friday night is huge. They play New Jersey at home. They must come out with more energy from the start and see if they can get it done. It's not hard to do when you are a team. But if you are just individuals with hidden agendas then chances are you're going to lose.
Matt

United States

#5 Mar 21, 2007
Nicely put Tvcel... magic are horrible!
brian hill

Daytona Beach, FL

#6 Mar 21, 2007
it's carlos arroyo's fault !!! not my fault !!!! what about ME ???? don't blame me !!! i'm coach of the year material!!!! what can you do if the players don't make plays....we were winning when they follow my plan and they lost when they did not!!!
dwight howard

Daytona Beach, FL

#7 Mar 21, 2007
you want players with more energy??? tell that dummy brian hill to stop the worthless, boring and energy zapping practices that don't work anyways....what's the worth that can happen ? we might lose?? we are losing now!!! give me a break!!!!!!!
arnaldo

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Mar 21, 2007
jajajaj now arroyo and bogans is the problem ? noooooooooooo is brian hill and jamer nelson brian please retired yourself loooosseerrrrrrr.
sereno

Daytona Beach, FL

#9 Mar 21, 2007
i wish there was freedom of speach in the NBA and in the magic organization just to hear what the players have to say about Brian Hill and his "infinite Wisdom"
sereno

Daytona Beach, FL

#10 Mar 21, 2007
Time for the orlando sentinel to do a poll asking the public if Brian Hill is worth his salary....
Mike

AOL

#11 Mar 21, 2007
Hang in there. Just getting in the playoffs will help Dwight, Ariza, and Darko develop. Some interesting changes this summer for sure. Looking forward to it.
DANNY

AOL

#13 Mar 21, 2007
I HATE TO SAY IT BUT THIS MAGIC TEAM IS PATHETIC.
ONCE AGAIN ,JAMEER GETTING 4 ASSISTS IS NOT GONNA CUT IT! 4 AST FROM YOUR STARTING POINT GUARD.HE SHOULD COME OFF THE BENCH & START DOOLING!I HOPE THEY SIGN BILLUPS THIS SUMMER.HEDO 1-11FG JAMEER
4-12FG THESE CLOWNS KILL ME.HOWARD IS GREAT BUT
I WISH HE COULD HIT A FREAKIN' FREE THROW!I SAY GET RID OF EVERYONE BUT HOWARD,ARIZA,REDICK&DOOLIN G.
ALMAX

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#14 Mar 21, 2007
Coach Hill knew that benching Arroyo without explanation would be a public relations problem, he had to find a way to divert and counter the pressure. So he decided to bring JJ into the rotation benching Bogans.
With this action he ensured the support of those engaged in the Qwest for the Great White Hope and diverted the attention of the press from Arroyo to JJ with Bogans becoming just a footnote.
Bogans was doing the job as well as JJ in the offense and twice as good in defense. JJ is a defensive hole, the opponents know it and attack JJ when he is in the floor, Coach Hill knows it and has to substitute him frequently.
Example last night in crunch time with a shooter needed in the floor the coach has to go with Dooling for defense.
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#15 Mar 21, 2007
The Magic once again were not ready to play Basketball tonight at the Air Canada Centre. It's really the sign of a young immature team - A team without any leadership.

Brian Hill can only watch in disgust a team that seemed to at times show flashes of greatness but mostly mediocrity of late. However, as unprepared the team may seem to be, it is the players and not the coach, who must play the game.

Orlando played an uninspired game despite being in the middle of a playoff hunt. Falling behind early on and not being able to get back up and fight. A wasted opportunity since the Raptors did not counted on Andrea Bargnani.

Dwight Howard and Grant Hill had good games, but that was it for the struggling Magic. H-Turk, JJ Redick and Darko had piss-poor performances. Chris Bosh, TJ Ford and Juan Dixon had good games. In fact, Bosh schooled D-Howard several times.

Once again Head Coach Brian Hill stubbornly did not play point guard Carlos Arroyo. As El Nuevo Dia, ESPN, Bill Walton and many other experts have pointed out; the absence of Arroyo on the court will doom the Magic in many more ways than on the standings. In all likelihood, Steve Francis and his Knicks will make the playoffs and the Magic won’t.
C O Jones

Oviedo, FL

#16 Mar 21, 2007
If the Sentinel continues to fabricate news I will have to pull all of the adversting we book with them.

Since: Mar 07

O-TOWN

#17 Mar 21, 2007
if brian hill is seating players out for games because they didnt play well the game(s) before,then he should sit the entire team including him on the next game against the nets.
also,the team name should be changed to the orlando joke!
Jim

United States

#18 Mar 21, 2007
The Magic are like a box of chocolates..you never know what ya gonna git. One night they look unbeatable and play inspired basketball, and then in a matter of days they revert back to their old ways.
Has anyone noticed that when Dwight misses his free throws most of them are long ? Surely this can easily be corrected. He also seems to shoot them too hard and rushes them up there.

Since: Mar 07

O-TOWN

#19 Mar 21, 2007
lol.that play that howard makes a block and hits battie on the face and then moves away so bosh could dunk the ball over him its making it all over espn.
how embarrasing to be a magic fan.
Orlando Tragic

Orlando, FL

#20 Mar 21, 2007
It was hilarious tonight to see Toronto swarm the paint and leave Nelson and Hedo wide open KNOWING they would not be a threat. And guess what, it worked!! HAHAHA!!! They couldn't buy a basket tonight.

Place your bets fellas whenever you see the Magic as odds on favorites. Don't place them on the Magic by the way.
Mike

AOL

#21 Mar 21, 2007
Hey HonoluluMagic. I'd be more embarrased by your pic there. Bandwagon fan. Come back when they get it together, PLAH!

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