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Thread: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    Arrow 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    NO HOLIDAY MAGIC FOR ORLANDO TONIGHT!!!



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    Game Time Start: 7:00 PM EST
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    C : Hibbert VS Howard
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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    Prediction:

    - Roy will block Dwight a couple of times

    - Dwight will block Tyler at least a couple of times.
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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    Prediction:

    - Roy will block Dwight a couple of times

    - Dwight will block Tyler at least a couple of times.
    Hopefully Roy has some swagger tonight because he is going to need it.. And Tyler will probably get blocked more than a couple times by Howard . I have a feeling this will be one of those " Welcome to the NBA " nights for Hansbrough ( making some Js will help though ).

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    I'm excited for a Roy/Dwight Howard matchup tonight. All of Roy's toughness shown this season will be fun to watch when he battles a tough, aggressive center in Howard.

    I'm expecting more defense from Troy tonight on a 3 pointer shooter in Lewis.

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    I'm just hoping that Hibbert doesn't foul out too quickly. Also.....Foster is going to get far more minutes then he can handle guarding Dwight. I really hope that Murphy isn't guarding him too much.
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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    It's really hard to answer the poll question right now. With a healthy Jameer Nelson, I like this year's version of the Magic better than last year's. However, with Nelson out, they don't have as quality of a backup PG as Rafer Alston, so I like them less.
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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    I'd actually like to see Tyler guarding Howard. Like it or not, he's our most physical post player by a long shot.
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    It's really hard to answer the poll question right now. With a healthy Jameer Nelson, I like this year's version of the Magic better than last year's. However, with Nelson out, they don't have as quality of a backup PG as Rafer Alston, so I like them less.
    Anthony Johnson is solid as a rock, I would rather have him than rafer

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    I'd actually like to see Tyler guarding Howard. Like it or not, he's our most physical post player by a long shot.
    That's asking for Dwight to have a career night.
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    I've never got to see Orlando yet this year.
    "I keep wondering the same thing. Last week they had the 4th worst record in the league, had an 11.9 percent chance of winning the lottery and were in line to land a franchise type player like Derrick Favors or DeMarcus Cousins. This week? They have a 1.7 percent chance of winning the lottery, have the 8th worst record and are in line to draft Cole Aldrich or Greg Monroe. Way to go Jim O'Brien. Rest Danny Granger the rest of the season (if it isn't too late) and give Josh McRoberts lots of minutes. That ought to do it." - Chad Ford on winning meaningless games

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    Anthony Johnson is solid as a rock, I would rather have him than rafer
    Rafer was far and away the Nets best player against the Pacers the other night. Rafer's been a successful starting PG in this league for years, Anthony Johnson never has been and never will be. There are probably close to 10 teams where Alston would be the starting PG right now. There are 0, including the Magic, for whom Johnson would start.
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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    I dont think Tyler is ready to guard a player like Howard just yet.. Maybe some spot duty but not for an extended period.

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    Rafer was far and away the Nets best player against the Pacers the other night. Rafer's been a successful starting PG in this league for years, Anthony Johnson never has been and never will be. There are probably close to 10 teams where Alston would be the starting PG right now. There are 0, including the Magic, for whom Johnson would start.
    Our coach might inexplicably start TJ over better players, but I would rather have AJohnson starting on our team.

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    This could get ugly, but i'm optimistic. Go Pacers!

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    I'd actually like to see Tyler guarding Howard. Like it or not, he's our most physical post player by a long shot.
    Interesting.

    He can easily shoot overtop Tyler. But he's not that great a shooter, even from eight feet.

    Hi IS great at getting around people for the dunk, and that's something Tyler could possibly prevent.
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    Interesting.

    He can easily shoot overtop Tyler. But he's not that great a shooter, even from eight feet.

    Hi IS great at getting around people for the dunk, and that's something Tyler could possibly prevent.
    He couldn't prevent him just jumping over and dunking on his head. He wouldn't even need to go around him.

    Tyler guarding Dwight is just asking for a Spalding imprint on his forehead. Similar to the one Foster wore after the Suns and Amare came to Indy last year.
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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    I'd actually like to see Tyler guarding Howard. Like it or not, he's our most physical post player by a long shot.
    Though I too like to see how Tyler defends Howard, I fear he will go for 30 and 30.

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    Dwight only measured .75" taller than Tyler at the pre-draft combine, both barefoot and in shoes. He's obviously far more athletic with a more developed frame, but he's not going to tower over the more skilled Hansbrough. Besides, I doubt Tyler will even guard Dwight. The bigger question is - who's guarding Shard on the perimeter?
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    Rafer was far and away the Nets best player against the Pacers the other night. Rafer's been a successful starting PG in this league for years, Anthony Johnson never has been and never will be. There are probably close to 10 teams where Alston would be the starting PG right now. There are 0, including the Magic, for whom Johnson would start.
    gonna have to disagree.

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    I dont think Tyler is ready to guard a player like Howard just yet.. Maybe some spot duty but not for an extended period.
    Tyler will never be able to guard a guy like Dwight. I love Tyler, but come on, he's 6'9 at best, he should never be guarding NBA Centers.

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

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    Dwight only measured .75" taller than Tyler at the pre-draft combine, both barefoot and in shoes. He's obviously far more athletic with a more developed frame, but he's not going to tower over the more skilled Hansbrough. Besides, I doubt Tyler will even guard Dwight. The bigger question is - who's guarding Shard on the perimeter?
    Really? I thought Dwight was 7'0? Regardless, Hansbrough has no buisness guarding Centers.

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    WOW!!! A HD game on FSN Indiana.

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    Might want to remove that before the admins do, millertime. New-ish policy.
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    Really? I thought Dwight was 7'0? Regardless, Hansbrough has no buisness guarding Centers.
    He did well when he was on Heywood.. in fact he wasnt a factor when Hansbrough was on him. Though Howard is better I think he could learn how to defend a guy like him.

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    Default Re: 12/14/2009 Game Thread #22: Pacers at Magic

    All good...

    Dunleavy starts!
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