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Magic fall apart in second half; lose to Pistons

There are 60 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 2, 2007, titled Magic fall apart in second half; lose to Pistons. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Chauncey Billups had 18 points and seven assists Friday night to lead the Detroit Pistons to a second straight victory without Richard Hamilton, 116-92 over the Orlando Magic.

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Colombiano

Orlando, FL

#2 Nov 2, 2007
This was a very sad second half.
It's only the second game of a long season, but it was driving me nuts seeing a high field goal percentage from the pistons through the entire game. The magic could not stop them, everything was going in for them.
After 2 games I am very disappointed at the magic game. On Wed they played really bad and were not able to score. Tonight mid way through the 4th quarter the bench only had about 8 points.
I also expect a lot more from Lewis. I would like him to be the guy that put this team on his shoulder and score at will! He did not act like the magic leader tonight. Howard was doubled and tripled team!

“Once u go magic u never goback”

Since: Sep 07

Win or lose I love my magic

#3 Nov 2, 2007
After 2 games I am very disappointed at the magic game. I meant to say bench not game... Our bench sucks sod far
bla bla bla

Eddyville, KY

#4 Nov 2, 2007
I was there and the pistons spanked the magic big time. No help for Howard at all.Didnt really take a big effort on the part of the Pistons.
Osceola Watch

United States

#5 Nov 2, 2007
Detroit owns the Magic so no big deal.
Rasheed

Royal Oak, MI

#6 Nov 2, 2007
The Magic blows!!!! I thought you guys were gonna dominate the Pistons-- we did not even have Rip-- You guys were completely outmatched.

You guys were suppose to "destroy" us but it just shows how far you still need to improve as you got BLOWN out in your own house.

W my ass for you guys hahahah
Rasheed

Royal Oak, MI

#7 Nov 2, 2007
Vengeance?!? hahaha i guess the Magic has no pride nor heart to get completely DESTROYED by Detroit

Pistons do OWN the weakas$ Magic
Chris

United States

#8 Nov 2, 2007
Wow, Maybe Brighthouse is actually doing everyone a favor?

Oh, well at least we were above .500 for all of 1 game.
Joe

Santa Rosa, CA

#9 Nov 2, 2007
Let's see. The Pistons move with out the ball, look to pass, block out, help on defense, play lots of guys, respect each other, dish out lot's of assists, have a real coach who teaches fundamentls. In other words, the Pistons are a TEAM.

The Msgic, well, err, they don't do that kind of stuff. IT'S ALL ABOUT ME! Yeh. My coach says "throw up bricks from Universal Studios and we will win". Forget fundamentals. The Magic are a group, not a team. Forever losers!
Adam Meyer

Ocala, FL

#10 Nov 2, 2007
Rasheed wrote:
Vengeance?!? hahaha i guess the Magic has no pride nor heart to get completely DESTROYED by Detroit
Pistons do OWN the weakas$ Magic
It always amazes me the never ending supply of people with nothing better to do but to go on an gloat over a win they had nothing to do with on a site based out of a city they don't even leave in. Seriouslly, did you make comments like this on Miamis site last night? Maybe in the very near future when Dwight and Rashard hit there prime and Billups and the rest of the Ol' man Pistons bones have become as brittle as dry twigs, maybe I'll go and post stupid remarks on Detroits sports news [email protected]$$
FSN

Gainesville, FL

#11 Nov 2, 2007
we need FSNNNNNNNNNNN
Ticked Off

AOL

#12 Nov 3, 2007
Come on Magic fans! Van Gundy is no fool. He will make adjustments real quick! He's already said that if the team can't win at the up tempo game, changes will be made. let's wait to see how the coach rebounds from a good butt kicking. Better this happened early on.
Jackson

Henderson, NV

#13 Nov 3, 2007
give them time they are a young team with a new line up let them gell, the pistons are a good team, this is a learning experience, lets not forget the pistons are favored to win the east this year, the bench has not been there as pointed out by colombiano, its a long season they will be a good team. stay positive,
LETS GO MAGIC!!!
big vern

Umatilla, FL

#14 Nov 3, 2007
Rasheed wrote:
The Magic blows!!!! I thought you guys were gonna dominate the Pistons-- we did not even have Rip-- You guys were completely outmatched.
You guys were suppose to "destroy" us but it just shows how far you still need to improve as you got BLOWN out in your own house.
W my ass for you guys hahahah
who the hell is rip you mean rick or as an rip that crap of hi's stupid face, and rasheed i'm still a clown wallace what an a-hole that guy is...
Ed Martz

Austin, TX

#15 Nov 3, 2007
Come on people, its just one game. The Magic got caught with their heads in the clouds after winning their first game impressively. This little spanking will just bring them back to reality. First of all Pistons are a team. Chemistry is their forte, while the Magic need to develope their team chemistry. They will win some games impressively, and loose some others to established teams, but all in all, it"s good. This will be a good season, they are still a couple of players away from becoming a great team. At least we have the right coach.
HiTlary in 08 NOT

Howey In The Hills, FL

#16 Nov 3, 2007
A day in Orlando:
The sun sets
The Magic loose
Another murder......
Truth is

Melbourne, FL

#17 Nov 3, 2007
The Magic are losers...always have been...always will be. No one here really cares what they do...we EXPECT them to lose...but are going to end up footing the bill for their new Arena that they "had to have".

What a crock...

FOR SALE: Substandard basketball team...$1 (negotiable)

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#18 Nov 3, 2007
Last night was probably a good wake up call for the Magic. And early season blowout against one of the league's elite will hopefully remind our guys how far they have to go, and what they have to do night after night, to contend with these guys. Just look at how the Pistons amassed their points - 6 guys in double figures, and only ONE guy made less than half his shots (and that was Jarvis Hayes, who was still a respectable 4-9 from the field, including 3-5 from 3pt range).

Plain and simple, the Magic defense, individually and as a team, was very poor last night. We were outplayed at every position, and didn't deserve to get anything from the game.

And I don't want to come down on Van Gundy this early in the season, but I am not sure what the benefit is of playing Pat Garrity for 12 minutes, if he is just going to take two shots and do nothing else (except commit a couple of fouls), whilst Ariza sits on the bench. Hopefully he is just letting Trevor play his way back into shape and earn minutes, and this will not be the norm. I am all for Garrity playing if he is going to be a meaningful contributor, i.e let him spell Lewis and give him license to shoot, which we know he can do. Don't just have him out there as the last offensive option, when he will be a passenger on D.

Still, there were some bright spots last night - Lewis continued to show he can score on anyone, and time. Dwight's shots weren't falling, but it was nice to see that he only had two TOs against a team like Detroit. Nelson struggled on D against Billups (like the rest of the team did against their man) but offensively he continues to look sound. 13 assists and only 3 TOs in two games. I just hope that this is a sign of things to come, and he is not getting everyone's hopes up for nothing.
joe

Kissimmee, FL

#19 Nov 3, 2007
i am so mad at this cable nightmare. i am switching to directtv!!!
Bud

AOL

#20 Nov 3, 2007
A billion here, a billion there..Rasheed, Dwight, Jameer's new contract.Lets see Redick play along with anyone but Jameer. Big contract and too small to handle any guards just as always. By the way...there's No Defense in the NBA. Thats a ruse to keep rookies inline. Stupid Pro basketball
Let's Go Duke!
Hosed again

Orlando, FL

#21 Nov 3, 2007
"A billion here, a billion there..Rasheed"

It's no wonder that the Magic have to sell 35 games to FSN, a network that didn't do business in their home town. They needed that 8 million.

Personally, I'm glad that the cable company is taking a stand against FSN. It's crazy for them to pay 24 million for the rights to those 35 games. Leave my rates reasonable. There's enough money already being spent on these millionairs.

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