MVP within reach for Magic's Howard

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

For details on the Magic's game late Friday at the Los Angeles Lakers , go to OrlandoSentinel.com. LOS ANGELES - Maybe the chants when the Orlando Magic return home should pick up, and increase in volume.
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gary

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Jan 16, 2009
 
BOOYAH
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Jan 16, 2009
 
Hell YES Magic fans!
We are good.
Fantastic game..
Good Night.
John Cena

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#3
Jan 16, 2009
 
What can you say now ?:)))-for al the "non-believers"
Bigtime Fan

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#5
Jan 16, 2009
 
hey good call Jim, you always seem to hit the bull's eye with your predictions!!!...FALSE. Magic prove once again that they are mentally strong and can beat anyone when they play their great "D", I give credit to Lee. He did a good job on kobe, especially in the 4th, but Jameer won the game again for his team. Did anyone see the silly attempt punch gasol did on D12?? he problly tickeled dwight, while fracturing his hand. Good win MAGIC KEEP IT UP. Denver is next fall
gomagic

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#6
Jan 16, 2009
 
stayed up late for this one.final score 109-103.starters played alot of minutes going into the rare air of Denver on a back to back. good luck and make it 4-0 on the road.
Bob Loblaw

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#7
Jan 16, 2009
 
Unbelievable game. Nelson may just need a salary raise this season. Howard 25 and 20. Amazing. if anyone doubts about this team, wake up and smell the coffee.

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

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#8
Jan 16, 2009
 
Jim......still waiting for that car wash!

Good win, STRONG win against a VERY GOOD, DETERMINED Lakers team. I was scared for this game.

Thank God Kobe went cold in the 4th qtr, and Jameer continued his stellar performance! It could have gone the other way very easily.

But it didnt.

Tomorrow nite might be different. Thin air in Denver, 2nd half of a back-to-back? It worries me ALMOST as much as tonight's game. But the confidence gained from tonight's game somewhat off-set's those conditions.

The boys are SMOKIN!
Jimmy

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#9
Jan 16, 2009
 
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!! WHAT A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE BY OUR TEAM! BRING ON THE CAVS AND THE CELTS.
GO MAGIC!!!
Carbon

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#10
Jan 16, 2009
 
Kareem must have missed a few skyhooks, and Magic Johnson must have been on the bench with a wicked case of VD.
Bob Loblaw

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#11
Jan 16, 2009
 
Jim, you are amazing. I know what you try and do, and your ignorance has been a big factor in the game. thanks Jim, you are a true magic fan, despite how it makes your image look. Be honest and say this pick makes you comforatble.
john

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#12
Jan 16, 2009
 
Man oh man. Magic BARELY got by the Lakers. Howard and the Magic starts missing FTs towards the end of the game. Lakers offensive rebounds gave Magic trouble as well.

Nice win Magic! However, they still need to find a way to beat Detroit and Boston because they're the teams to beat if they want to play the Lakers in the Finals.
Jeff

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#13
Jan 16, 2009
 
Great game and great win for Orlando. Proving once again how good this team is this year. A year older a year wiser, more committed to defense and a team chemistry thats second to none. They are the hottest team right now. We play Boston next week and the cavs the week after. I cant wait to see how we play in those games.
Jim

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#14
Jan 16, 2009
 
The turnovers, missed free throws, and lack of defensive rebounding is not gonna get it done.

The Magic came out of the gate with little energy. They need to be focused for a full 48 minutes.

But it was a decent effort and they got the win.
john

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#15
Jan 16, 2009
 
Oh btw, Magic now has the second best record in the league. Cleveland's still first.
Jimmy

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#16
Jan 16, 2009
 
Jim,

5 more wins until your predicted season total...it's January.
jimmys

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#17
Jan 16, 2009
 
Jameer was clutch tonight! Has been all year. He deserves an Allstar spot.
Another great win

“Orlando Magic........... ......”

Since: Jul 07

Magic land

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#19
Jan 16, 2009
 
OK Jim who is your Daddy......

As I predicted Magic win with a phenomenal performance by Jammer Nelson.
If they do not take him to the all star game their is no justice.
A great win and a gutty performance from all the Magic players including the bench.
Their is no die on this team who had to come back from a horrible first half.
The defence on the second half was outstanding.

Howard a played a huge game.( and yes dear Tony too ).

Congratulations Magic.... Well Done.
Renegade Thunder

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#20
Jan 16, 2009
 
Two good things happened tonight: The Magic giving the Lakers the broom and the Pistons losing to the Blunder by 10.

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Since: May 08

Orlando

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#21
Jan 16, 2009
 
One of my regrets for tonight's game is that Courtney Lee didn't FINISH that NASTY dunk attempt over (who?).

That would have made ESPN's top 10 for sure!
What Now

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#22
Jan 16, 2009
 
I called this WON people!!

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