San Antonio Spurs hammer Orlando Magic 128-110

There are 20 comments on the Nov 21, 2007, Orlando Sentinel story titled San Antonio Spurs hammer Orlando Magic 128-110. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It was the end of the road for the Orlando Magic's club-record road streak Wednesday night.

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jguy780

Fort Lee, NJ

#1 Nov 21, 2007
Simply put, the Spurs are the best team in the NBA. It wasn't going to last forever, and sure as heck wasn't going to last against the Spurs. Glad to see we held strong through three, but the Spurs gave us a lesson in how champions close out games. They are truly remarkable. Let's bounce back against the Bobs and Heat this weekend, Magic!
Hedo

Rochester, NY

#2 Nov 21, 2007
Love the Hedo
Colombiano

Winter Garden, FL

#3 Nov 21, 2007
Magic 11 turnover and the Spurs only 3
Magic 3 offensive reb and the Spurs 9, but this was not the big reason why the magic lost the game.

Boy...the Spurs play in cruise control the first half and play with a lot of intensity the second. Their bench scored 51 points. I know Manu get many minutes, but Barry played great tonight making 5 3's. On the other hand magic's bench sucked as always.

Howard played awesome against Duncan. Nelson played well on the offensive end, but could not stop Parker.

I don't mind this loss. Hopefully SVG makes some adjustments b/c the magic are playing slow when coming out to play the second half. We have been lucky in prior games, but the Spurs make you pay!
cdn

Gainesville, FL

#4 Nov 21, 2007
No respect for the spurs...they're boring and they remind of the Lakers and Heat the past couple of seasons as they 'turn it on' when they want to. Thats not what its about, the Magic may have given up a lead, but at least they cared enough to show up for the entire game. Dwight is no longer the future, he is the now. I believe in Magic
Longtimefan

Elkton, FL

#5 Nov 21, 2007
Well...I love to see Dwight growing into the premier SUPERSTAR that we wanted him to be. But I am VERY disappointed in Rashard Lewis so far. He is averaging 21 points this season but has yet to show me the $18 a year we are paying for him in the fourth quarters of games. I hope he will wake up and understand he has the skills to take over games in the final minutes. He shouldn't be outscored by 3 players on the team!!
IB history teacher

Wildwood, FL

#6 Nov 21, 2007
The better team won, or, from the glass-half-full perspective, the better team at this point in the season won.

No one's going to beat SA when they have only three turnovers, but our guys kept fighting, and that's worth a lot. We should be in good shape for the next four, then Phoenix and the LAL will prove another good test on the road.
Go Magic!

“Once u go magic u never goback”

Since: Sep 07

Win or lose I love my magic

#7 Nov 21, 2007
jguy780 wrote:
Simply put, the Spurs are the best team in the NBA. It wasn't going to last forever, and sure as heck wasn't going to last against the Spurs. Glad to see we held strong through three, but the Spurs gave us a lesson in how champions close out games. They are truly remarkable. Let's bounce back against the Bobs and Heat this weekend, Magic!
Exactly. Let's be thankful tomorrow that the magic are 10-3. Let's all be honest and admit that no one thought the magic would have that record with such a tough schedule.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Jim

United States

#8 Nov 21, 2007
Like I said before the game I thought it would be key to stop Ginobli and Parker. Well, that didn't happen. Parker drove the lane like it was a stroll in the park. Will somebody please lay the lumber on that guy ? Just one time. Make him pay for coming in there. It's amazing how a guy will think twice about driving hard to the hoop after someone has put the hammer to him.
But 69 points in the second half for the Spurs, and 128 over all. Simply put, that's not gonna get it done.
3 elite teams played so far this year and 3 losses by an average of 17 points. In all 3 the defense has averaged giving up 117 points. The defense has to get better. If it does improve then the Magic will only get better and will probably win between 50 and 55 games this year. If it doesn't then I think ultimately it will be another .500 season again at best. I mean when you shoot 57 percent from the field you should be the one winning big. Don't want to seem too negative here. Just want to point some things out which I am sure SVG will to his team. On the bright side the Magic are better, and they will continue to get better so long as the defense plays a little better.
Jim

United States

#9 Nov 21, 2007
By the way I was surprised that the game was not on the radio tonight. I had to listen online at nba.com to the Spurs radio announcers.
Also Happy Thanksgiving Magic fans! Let's win these upcoming back to back games at home vs Bobcats and Heat and get back on track.
Jack Sorbettor

Palm Bay, FL

#10 Nov 21, 2007
Longtimefan wrote:
Well...I love to see Dwight growing into the premier SUPERSTAR that we wanted him to be. But I am VERY disappointed in Rashard Lewis so far. He is averaging 21 points this season but has yet to show me the $18 a year we are paying for him in the fourth quarters of games. I hope he will wake up and understand he has the skills to take over games in the final minutes. He shouldn't be outscored by 3 players on the team!!
WOW. THAT was a short honeymoon with Lewis. I knew you people would fold like a $2 tent when things weren't perfect.

So -- what has the season shown us so far?

1. Magic win on the road more at home. How long will THAT last?

2. If the Magic get a 20 point lead in the first half on a good team (e.g., Boston), they have a chance. If a good team stays close (like the Spurs), then they will outlast the Magic and win.

3. The coach has to take the heat for tonight's decision to outgun San Antonio, AT HOME. Gotta play defense SOMETIME, Stan.

This could be another 2006, with a good start to the season followed by a dull thud of a finish. Today's Magic aren't the uncoordinated mob that last year's were, however. If Van Gundy can reach them and turn them into a team, then they have a chance against Detroit and Boston.
jguy780

Fort Lee, NJ

#11 Nov 21, 2007
I don't think you're giving SVG enough credit. Playing defense is one thing. Playing defense against the well-oiled machine that is Popovich's Spurs is completely different. Not saying we couldn't have done better, but in years past, we would have been out of that game half way through the first quarter. As for Lewis, yes, he picked a terrible night to take a crap on the floor, but they double-teamed him (rightfully so) and he's going to have nights where he's off. That's just the NBA. And let's face it: We still put up 100-plus points even with 'Shard's subpar night. Against any other team, that would have been enough to win. Against the Spurs? Again ... they showed why they're the champions. Amazing team.
Steve

United States

#12 Nov 21, 2007
Come on it's boring San Antonio, who beat us at our game, just like they beat Phoenix at their game. And they're undefeated at home. Of course, the Magic collapsed in the 4th quarter.

Parker has the fastest change in directions I've ever seen. He acts like he's going one way and all the sudden he's at the rim on the other side.
John

Deland, FL

#13 Nov 21, 2007
Magic must of played some bad defense. Spurs are not known to score over 100 or even 110 pts. They're known to be an defensive team.
ttt

United States

#14 Nov 21, 2007
Yep the magic are done winning for the season now.
The roids are gone
Jackson

Henderson, NV

#15 Nov 21, 2007
One thing we know now, is that we have a potent offense, Our D is what may let us down, but should improve as the season progresses. People are expecting way too much out of this team, love them when they win, hate on them when they lose,(all loses have come against the 3 best teams in the league) I think now everyone will realize why Ariza was traded, hated to see him go, but, when our bench gets outscored 52 or something to 11, thats the reason why Ariza is no longer a Magic, we need a deeper bench. Everyone hates on Otis, he's doing a great job so far, Lewis needs to up his scoring to 25+, he has all the potential. His reboungding and assists are sub-par he should make it up by scoring more. As Lewis settles down and fits in with the Magic, this team will be great. The Magic dont need a great reg. season record, as long as they make it into the Playoffs and make it to the second round. I just hope they dont meet the Pistons in the first round, and I really doubt they would. GOOD LUCK MAGIC KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Jackson

Henderson, NV

#16 Nov 21, 2007
ttt wrote:
Yep the magic are done winning for the season now.
The roids are gone
HATER!!!
Matt

AOL

#17 Nov 21, 2007
ok lets be serious the spurs didnt "hammer" the magic...magic actually had the edge going into the fourth

spurs are a team that shut down its opponents, yet they didnt have an answer for the magic all night. In the fourth spurs just caught fire and magic seemed to go cold.

If magic coulda steped up their d a little throughout the game the game would be alot closer
steve

San Jose, CA

#18 Nov 21, 2007
THE MAGIC JUST GOT TIRED AND PLAYED LIKE SHIT THE LAST QT. WE NEED TO START PLAYING BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF IF WERE GONNA BE A BETTER TEAM
ORLANDOM1977

Bucharest, Romania

#19 Nov 22, 2007
Ok people, let's not dramatize this loss.The important thing is that the Magic has some important wins.The main reason is the addition of Rashard Lewis.We won some games, that last year we lost.
billsrcursed

Lake Mary, FL

#20 Nov 22, 2007
Why does everyone want Lewis to be like Mcgrady was for us?? Where did that get us?? Lewis' numbers aren't as high because he plays "team" ball, and is willing to share the rock and contribute when needed. That said, he had 1 bad game, not even bad, just not what we needed. Holy cow, 3 losses and the season's over?? This team is playing very well together, they buy into SVG (as should we) and our bench is deep. What else can we ask for from Otis?? Relax, it's a long season, and from what I've seen, the division is ours. Enjoy the show!!!!!!!!!

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