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    DESTROY THE DISNEYS!
    Not a Redickulous Thought...


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    Game Time Start: 2:00 PM EST
    Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
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    Projected Starting Lineup:
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    Pacers
    Leandro Barbosa, sprained ankle, probable
    Darren Collison, sore groin, probable


    Magic
    Glen Davis, sprained ankle, probable
    Dwight Howard, herniated disc, out


    Eight Points, Nine Seconds Preview Review:
    Jared Wade: Another Huge 3rd Quarter...

    During a timeout in the middle of the third quarter last night, Frank Vogel told his team
    that they need to go for the kill. They need to embrace their kill instinct. Step on throats.
    Show no mercy.

    That is exactly what they did, destroying all hopes the Magic had as 7’2″ center Roy
    Hibbert finally looked like the biggest player in the series on both ends of the floor.
    Hibbert was swatting away shots, getting deep post position and punishing Orlando’s “big
    men.” He scored 12 points, grabbed 5 rebounds (4 on offense) and blocked 2 shots while
    changing several others in the third quarter. Of which he played every minute. As did
    every other Indiana starter other than Paul George.

    When Vogel said he wanted to go for the kill, he wasn’t playing around. He kept his best
    players on the floor and they showed how much better they can be than Orlando’s best
    playing, starting off the third quarter with a 6-0 run and going on a13-2 stretch near the
    end that put the Pacers up by 23. The Magic were as good as dead.

    Really, this wasn’t a shock. It’s the same thing they have been doing all series long after
    half time. The Pacers out-scored the Magic 32-17 last night and that gives them a 80-43
    edge so far in third quarters. And the trend goes back much further than the postseason.
    This mimics their success after the break all year, during which the third quarter was by
    far their best.

    Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy is clearly frustrated. In his post-game press conference,
    he subtly threw his hands up regarding his starters, bemoaning their inability to get
    anything positive going both after half-time or to start the game. At the beginning of
    every half, he said, his starting lineup is putting the team in a hole that has been, a 4-
    minute end-of-game scoring drought for Indiana notwithstanding, too great to overcome.
    He sounded fed up enough that we might see a change to the starting lineup for Game
    Four.

    If I was in his shoes, I would be saying the same thing. Because the Pacers starters are
    absolutely annihilating...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s





    Magic Basketball Review:
    Glen Davis and being a champion

    The single biggest argument any chump on the street has that gives him the decisive
    edge in an “anti-LeBron James” argument is the fact that LBJ has no rings. Why, then,
    do we not use that same logic when talking about non-superstars who also have rings?

    Maybe some do, but you don’t hear it often. If winning championships is the end-all
    rubric of your standing in the NBA, then what about the NBA champions who aren’t in
    the MVP discussion?

    Does the “if you win championships, you’re better than the guys who don’t win
    championships” logic only work for top five players? Put differently, is Jason Terry
    better than James Harden? Or is just once you have passed a certain amount of years?
    Maybe we can only compare players who have been playing for more than five years?

    My answer is no to each of those questions, but it’s tricky to know when to draw the
    line when we make the “but he’s a champion” argument. Davis is an NBA champion.
    In fact, he’s the only NBA champion in the Magic locker room. It’s astounding to see
    people so taken aback by his playoff performance thus far considering his pedigree.

    By now you know his team-leading playoff numbers. Davis is averaging a playoff
    career-high 18.7 points and 9 rebounds a game so far, a clip that outdoes his previous
    postseason career-best of 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the 2008-2009
    NBA season (the year after the Celtics won the championship). Though Davis is
    performing inefficiently on offense in the playoffs this season, with a True Shooting
    percentage of 46.5 percent with a usage rate at 28.2 percent so there’s that to take
    into account.

    Obviously the injury to Dwight...CONTINUE READING AT MAGIC BASKETBALL



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    I'm pumped! even if it is "early"


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    It's already 3-1 and Orlando don't even know.

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    Paul George has been 0-9 from three this series.

    His jumpshot seemed so much more reliable at the start of the season....

    Oh well. Go Pacers!

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    Paul George has been 0-9 from three this series.

    His jumpshot seemed so much more reliable at the start of the season....

    Oh well. Go Pacers!

    Dude was money to start the season. This team would be soooo much better if he started making them again. We compete as is, if he knocked down 3's.... we're a huge threat imo.

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    Why Hedo's picture stands out so much?

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    NBA countdown is on.

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    Anyone know anything about the possibility of Portland wanting to talk to David Morway about their gm job?

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    I'm so ready!

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    time to make microwave burritos! HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!111





    im serious i love these things

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    Anyone know anything about the possibility of Portland wanting to talk to David Morway about their gm job?
    Kravitz and wells reporting it.. He won't be the guy for us if Bird leaves.

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    I'm at work....can't believe I am missing a playoff game. Hope we dominate making the next game a formality.
    *removed* Just keep politics and religion completely out of it, please.

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    Anyone know anything about the possibility of Portland wanting to talk to David Morway about their gm job?
    I saw that tweeted by Mike Wells, if he leaves and Larry leaves that would be weird... I don't see why they would both leave now.

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    time to make microwave burritos! HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!111




    im serious i love these things

    Lol, didn't even know it was. I was planning on making spaghetti but now I'm contemplating making some Mexican.

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    time to make microwave burritos! HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!111





    im serious i love these things
    Lol, are you sad about it?

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    Lol, are you sad about it?
    Sad about my addiction.

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    Lol, didn't even know it was. I was planning on making spaghetti but now I'm contemplating making some Mexican.
    You're going to make a mexican? Like a Frankenstein?

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    It would be nice to have a REAL chat room, so we didn't BS away the threads lol

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    It would be nice to have a REAL chat room, so we didn't BS away the threads lol

    Meh, that's what game threads are for imo. I like getting to know the fans during games.

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    Wow, did you just hear them forget about Pacers? They pretty much gave Miami an automatic win against anyone they go against until they face Boston... WTF!

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    Meh, that's what game threads are for imo. I like getting to know the fans during games.
    Yeah game threads are ok to do this in.

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