Magic focused on Heat after heaping s...

Magic focused on Heat after heaping serving of humble pie

There are 21 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 23, 2009, titled Magic focused on Heat after heaping serving of humble pie. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Anyone who thinks there was some kind of pall in the Orlando Magic 's locker room Thursday night after the 90-80 loss to Boston would be wrong.

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Bobller

Palm Coast, FL

#1 Jan 24, 2009
I don't think we'll have an intensity problem tonight. D-wade will get his numbers, but we will cruise.

Go Magic!
Greg

Clearwater, FL

#2 Jan 24, 2009
From now on no more 4 or 5 days off. LOL.
mana210

Gulf Breeze, FL

#3 Jan 24, 2009
Greg wrote:
From now on no more 4 or 5 days off. LOL.
I think the 4 days off did affect the Magic's game. But, I think they needed this game not only to humble them, but to re-evaluate their play. I'm predicting that the Celtics will get spanked next time they play. GO MAGIC!
mdt2315

New York, NY

#4 Jan 24, 2009
Why is Van Gundy spouting that it was the Celtics defense that killed us? It was our intensity and effort level not their defense. We missed a ton of open shots and had many defensive lapses. Plain and simple we beat ourselves more than the Celtics beat us. Whether or not that was due to the lay off i dont know, but i do know it was the Celtics stellar D that beat us. What the hell game were the people watching that continue to say that.
mdt2315

New York, NY

#5 Jan 24, 2009
sorry I meant it wasnt the Celtics stellar D that beat us.
Luke

Clearwater, FL

#6 Jan 24, 2009
mana210 wrote:
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I think the 4 days off did affect the Magic's game. But, I think they needed this game not only to humble them, but to re-evaluate their play. I'm predicting that the Celtics will get spanked next time they play. GO MAGIC!
I like your observation. Maybe the Magic, before the loss to the Cs, had gone a little too much ahead of themselves by saying this and that. Or, they needed that loss to somewhat open the eyes of the coaching staff that there are more strategies to the game other than the inside-out play. If SVG & Co. insist on this type of tactic alone, at least they should get another big banger that can score consistently in the post. If not, then they should look for other ways to score. I mean this can't go on forever. Boston already had the Magic figured out. Period. And the rest of the league will just try to replicate that.
kenny

Auburn, WA

#7 Jan 24, 2009
mdt2315 wrote:
Why is Van Gundy spouting that it was the Celtics defense that killed us? It was our intensity and effort level not their defense. We missed a ton of open shots and had many defensive lapses. Plain and simple we beat ourselves more than the Celtics beat us. Whether or not that was due to the lay off i dont know, but i do know it was the Celtics stellar D that beat us. What the hell game were the people watching that continue to say that.
ummmm...im guessing the COACH OF THE DAMN TEAM would know what killed his team and what didnt kill his team. especially since he is the coach of the year. the celtics d disrupted the paint and it effected the shooters thats how defense works
Jim

Shreveport, LA

#8 Jan 24, 2009
I hate to do it folks. I hate to do it. But once again I am afraid it will be another Magic loss tonight.

Look for another sloppy low scoring game. Wade will have a big night as usual. But his supporting cast of players will also have much success.

The Magic will get very little from their bench and will not hit as many 3's as they usually do in this one.

At the very most the Magic may reach 89 or 90 points.

Surprisingly the energy level and focus will not be there in this contest, resulting in the first two game losing streak since the first two games of the season.
Jim

Shreveport, LA

#9 Jan 24, 2009
Folks do not be totally surprised if the Magic have a 3 game losing streak heading into the game Thursday night vs the Caviliers.

After losing this game tonight I am also caling for a loss next Tuesday to the Pacers as well.

That will make it a 3 game losing streak for the first time this season.

However, the good news is that they will probably break the losing streak against the Cavs on TNT.

You heard it here first folks. You heard it here first. Please feel free to cut and paste accordingly for future verification purposes.
lorenzo

Orlando, FL

#10 Jan 24, 2009
another game i cant watch tonight because gayhouse wants me to pay for a digital box for 1 channel. thanks gayhouse....

(and no...fsn ISNT free...its only free if u have a digital box, so no stupid comments)

pps
thanks again GAY HOUSE
Bobller

Palm Coast, FL

#11 Jan 24, 2009
Jim wrote:
Folks do not be totally surprised if the Magic have a 3 game losing streak heading into the game Thursday night vs the Caviliers.
After losing this game tonight I am also caling for a loss next Tuesday to the Pacers as well.
That will make it a 3 game losing streak for the first time this season.
However, the good news is that they will probably break the losing streak against the Cavs on TNT.
You heard it here first folks. You heard it here first. Please feel free to cut and paste accordingly for future verification purposes.
Here we go again... a two game, kinda boring stretch where we're expected to win. So Jim decides to make the blog HIS own again.

If he was posting *reasons* why the Magic would lose, or analysis, I'd be less annoyed. instead, we're stuck with five days of people telling Jim that he's wrong, as if there were anything new about that, and Jim trying to claim that we only won because of his "reverse hex."

Here's another less than new idea: ignore the a-s hole entirely.
kenny

Auburn, WA

#12 Jan 24, 2009
i wouldnt even worry about the weak ass heat and D "overpaid" Wade. id sit hedo,rashard,howard, and nelson and save them for the Cavs on thursday. cuz its gonna be a battle
Sue

San Antonio, TX

#13 Jan 24, 2009
I'm also a bit worried about tonight - if the Magic are going to have that tiny lull in their season, this could be it. This part of the season is always tough - halfway point, close to all-star game...many teams sag just a bit and then come out of the break like tigers. Let's hope the Magic really did shrug this one off and come out of the gate with fire tonight. Go Magic!!
Jim

Shreveport, LA

#14 Jan 24, 2009
Bobller you need to calm down here. Ranting and raving like a spoiled child will not get it done.

I am calling for this losing streak because I sense that the layoff has hurt the momentum that the Magic had going.

Miami is an improved team who plays pretty good ball at home. Plus they have Wade on their side.

Then you have the Indiana Pacers. That team knows how to score a lot of points.

So if the Magic are not completely focused, and do not play with the proper intensity level for both of these games, then more than likely they will lose.

And I think the effort we all saw when they faced the Celtics will be the same against these next two opponents.

So there are your "reasons" Bobby, complete with thorough analysis.

And Bobby, as always, you heard it here first.
Bobller

Palm Coast, FL

#15 Jan 24, 2009
Jim, your analogies are as weak as your metaphors. If you were a man, much less a man of your word, and didn't have a track record for betting against "your" team @ 75% of the time, and then being wrong, then no one would care.
Jim

United States

#16 Jan 24, 2009
I just turned the game off vs Miami folks. The score is 76-69 late in the third quarter.

This one is over. And once again I called it. I called this Magic loss tonight folks.
Mike

Orlando, FL

#17 Jan 24, 2009
Orlando Sentinel Writers;

Please shut your damn mouths about the Orlando Magic and let them PLAY! Everytime you jackholes build them up they get distracted and now they have dropped two games in a row. Nice going 'Slantinel!"
Phillip

Lakeland, FL

#18 Jan 24, 2009
Jim you are a genius! To think that you knew the Magic would lose again tonight. Wow, thank the lord you don't gamble, otherwise you would own all the money in the world.
Mike

Orlando, FL

#19 Jan 24, 2009
Jim from Titusville must work for the Sentinel.
Jim

United States

#20 Jan 24, 2009
Phillip wrote:
Jim you are a genius! To think that you knew the Magic would lose again tonight. Wow, thank the lord you don't gamble, otherwise you would own all the money in the world.
Phil thanks for the props dude. You see Phil...it's all about the ability to read a team like a book. And this Magic team I could sense going into a funk when Dwight went to go see Obama instead of going to practice. I knew the team would lose focus and it would cost them a few games.

This combined with the local media pumping them up, and Dwight getting an ego the size of Montana, all spelled a recipe for disaster.

And now Indiana will finish off the trifecta next Tuesday night by putting up monster numbers in another lackluster Magic defensive effort.

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