Magic stay second in East with win over Bucks

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These are the games that are largely forgettable --- as long as you win them. A loss, however, to a mediocre opponent can haunt when the playoff brackets are announced.
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Jon

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#21
Mar 27, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>As long as the Magic stay focused for a full 48 minutes, protect the basketball, and box out to secure defensive rebounds, they should do very well in the playoffs.
With the Magic the offense should pretty much always be there. It is the defense as well as the little things that need to get done out there on the court that will lead them to being successful.
I agree somewhat. But it seems in big games, our offense is what struggles the most. The ball movement is the key though.

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#22
Mar 27, 2009
 
Stop the presses! Jim called this win! Everyone stop and tell him he was right. He predicted a win in which the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference beat the #9 team. Unbelievable, he must be some type of prophet.

Jim, please get some new material. This is a forum that allows basketball fans to discuss the team(s), half of your post are about how right you believe yourself to be.

Please for the continued enjoyment of all of the posters keep it focused on the Magic or their opponents.
Jon

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#23
Mar 27, 2009
 
So,does anyone think we are better with Turk, or if we could trade him for a scoring power forward? I think we might be better off with a bruiser PF that can hit the mid range shot. I think when the magic get in trouble, they need more of a mid range game. Sometimes, against the tough defenses, we either shoot 3s or sometimes get in into Howard. I think we need someone to help us that can rebound and hit the 15 footer.
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#24
Mar 27, 2009
 
The fans are weak tonight. Its a win. Lets get pumped about this team as we go forward to the playoffs.
Johnnie

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#25
Mar 27, 2009
 
this team will go no further than the second round.

johnnie pratt
chicago
Brian

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#26
Mar 27, 2009
 
Leave it to that corrupt **** Bennett Salvatore to mess something up like that, and then not understand why he was wrong.

God I hate NBA refs.
Tstorm

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#27
Mar 27, 2009
 
Great to see Gortat get a double double in so few minutes. Also good to see another win without needing dwight's domination.

It's good to hear Lewis' daughter is getting better and that they've figured out her illness. Now he can concentrate on basketball. Lewis is back, Dwight is more focused, Alston is settling in (i am loving his ability to swipe and poke a couple steals a game), Turk is playing better, Gortat is finally allowed to contribute, Lee improves with every game... everything is coming together for the magic as the season ends - perfect timing. All this while the pistons crumble. Gilbert Arenas is coming back and starting against the Pistons tomorrow lol.
Jim

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#28
Mar 27, 2009
 
Jon I have done my best here to get these fans involved. It just seems like they are not completely dedicated to this Orlando Magic basketball team.

A true fan would show up here whenever possible and share in the trials and tribulations of this basketball team.

I am in complete shock here Jon. This is tremendously disappointing. And quite frankly it is simply not gonna get it done.
Jim

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#29
Mar 27, 2009
 
Funny how when I make a correct prediction folks are afraid to come in here and offer me up some well deserved props.

On those rare occasions when I make a prediction that turns out to be incorrect I am always one of the first to come in this forum and admit that I was wrong.

So if anything if you folks don't want to support your team the very least you can do is congratulate me on calling another correct outcome here.
Tstorm

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#30
Mar 27, 2009
 
Jon wrote:
So,does anyone think we are better with Turk, or if we could trade him for a scoring power forward? I think we might be better off with a bruiser PF that can hit the mid range shot. I think when the magic get in trouble, they need more of a mid range game. Sometimes, against the tough defenses, we either shoot 3s or sometimes get in into Howard. I think we need someone to help us that can rebound and hit the 15 footer.
Lewis being our starting pf has always bothered me, so yes i'd love a true pf who can bang down low. However, It's tough because turk is our only closer aside from Nelson. Dwight is a beast, but he can't close games just yet. So it will depend what kind of star we can get if we give Turk up. Turk may take his last year option due to the economy and his poor play this season. By the time he's done, we may find that we truly don't need Turk after giving our young stars another year to develop.
Magic Fan Mark

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#31
Mar 27, 2009
 
Tstorm wrote:
Lewis is back, Dwight is more focused, Alston is settling in (i am loving his ability to swipe and poke a couple steals a game), Turk is playing better, Gortat is finally allowed to contribute, Lee improves with every game... everything is coming together for the magic as the season ends - perfect timing.
Well said!!

I don't think we have even seen the Magic's best basketball yet.
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#32
Mar 27, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
Jon I have done my best here to get these fans involved. It just seems like they are not completely dedicated to this Orlando Magic basketball team.
A true fan would show up here whenever possible and share in the trials and tribulations of this basketball team.
I am in complete shock here Jon. This is tremendously disappointing. And quite frankly it is simply not gonna get it done.
True fans, at least a greater portion, are on a real magic forum, not this crappy blog. I frequent both.
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Mar 27, 2009
 
"True fans, at least a greater portion, are on a real magic forum, not this crappy blog. I frequent both. "

TStorm what are some good Magic forums?
Jim

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#34
Mar 27, 2009
 
Did anyone happen to listen to the Magic post game show on the radio ? I caught the last part of it on ESPN. One of the Magic announcers was really ticked off about the upcoming game in Miami on Monday night.

Apparently the Heat are doing something for Alonzo Mourning. Some kind of a tribute. Anyway he was ticked off that it is supposed to last 24 minutes. He said that was way too long for a halftime tribute.

He even compared it to the tribute the Knicks had recently for the players of the decades. That was for a bunch of players and the whole thing lasted only 18 minutes. This thing is for one player and it will last 24 minutes. The dude was really ticked off.
Jim

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#35
Mar 27, 2009
 
Magic Fan Mark wrote:
"True fans, at least a greater portion, are on a real magic forum, not this crappy blog. I frequent both. "
TStorm what are some good Magic forums?
Florida Today is a good one Mark.
Briz

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#36
Mar 27, 2009
 
Jim is SUPOT
Magic Fan Mark

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#37
Mar 27, 2009
 
Thanks Jim.
Jim

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#38
Mar 27, 2009
 
Magic Fan Mark wrote:
Thanks Jim.
No problem. There are plenty of other places to discuss the Magic. This is a great time to be a Magic fan. 61 wins is gonna happen! GO MAGIC!!
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#39
Mar 27, 2009
 
<blockquote class="htmlxquote" > <div class="htmlxquoteauthor "> Jon wrote: </div> <div class="htmlxquotecontent "> So,does anyone think we are better with Turk, or if we could trade him for a scoring power forward? I think we might be better off with a bruiser PF that can hit the mid range shot. I think when the magic get in trouble, they need more of a mid range game. Sometimes, against the tough defenses, we either shoot 3s or sometimes get in into Howard. I think we need someone to help us that can rebound and hit the 15 footer. </div> </blockquote>

I've mentioned before that I would like to see the Magic not resign Hedo, but try to get Paul Millsap from the Jazz, who is an athletic young PF that I think would complement the team. The problem is that the Jazz may make resigning Millsap a priority, especially if they can't resign Boozer. Boozer is another good PF, but is too expensive and too injury-prone for my liking.

Hedo can be great, but he is inconsistent. When teams like Detroit play Dwight straight up, we get killed on the boards, because Rashard is not a true PF. Also, Hedo is 30, and has a history of strange fatigue issues. I do not want to sign him to an extended deal.

If the Magic do reasonably well in the playoffs, it is quite possible that no moves will be made by Otis. Chemistry is difficult to achieve; who's to say that if the Magic bring in a burly PF, that the team may not be worse?
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#40
Mar 27, 2009
 
Sorry for the bad blockquotes! I copied and pasted from a previous poster, but it still came out crap.

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