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Orlando Magic vs. Celtics

  • dman
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Best team in the East IMO
Originally posted by crzy:
Vince Carter is going to have a MONSTER year.

doubt it, they should have traded for him 10 years ago


Let it begin!
  • crzy
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Originally posted by King49er:
Originally posted by crzy:
Vince Carter is going to have a MONSTER year.

doubt it, they should have traded for him 10 years ago

You're a biased Raptors fan.

Vince is still a very good player.
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Dwight: "you get every call, you get every call, look how many freethrows you shot"

Lebron: "(looks at scoreboard) You do too!!.....That's Bulls**t!"

[ Edited by crzy on Oct 10, 2009 at 00:04:10 ]
Originally posted by crzy:


Dwight: "you get every call, you get every call, look how many freethrows you shot"

Lebron: "(looks at scoreboard) You do too!!.....That's Bulls**t!"

That's hilarious. I don't think he said "That's Bulls**t", though. It looks like something else.
  • Dino
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Good luck this year. Hope to see you in the Finals again.

heck yeah man


good luck to you guys as well.
  • jrg
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Rockets - 104 Magic - 113

ORLANDO (AP) -- It was only an exhibition game, but Marcin Gortat gave the Orlando Magic reason to believe they made a good decision to bring him back this season.

Gortat, a free agent last summer, had 14 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots to help the Magic beat the Houston Rockets 113-104 on Friday night.

Rashard Lewis scored 22 points and Vince Carter had 19 as Orlando improved to 3-0 in the exhibition season.

Gortat played 36 minutes while All-Star center Dwight Howard rested. The third-year pro from Poland had 11 points, three rebounds and five blocks in the fourth quarter when Orlando outscored Houston 37-26.

"I thought Marcin was terrific, especially in that fourth quarter,'' Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. "When his mindset is to play with great energy, defend hard and rebound, he's a very good player and he did that for us in the fourth quarter.''

Gortat signed as a restricted free agent with Dallas, but the Magic matched the offer and brought him back to play behind Howard.

"It's tough to battle Dwight for minutes, but I feel like I'm one of the best centers in this league and I have to play more games like this to prove it,'' Gortat said.

Houston got 59 points from its four backcourt players, but not much from anyone else. The Rockets rested most of their key players, including Luis Scola, Tracy McGrady, Shane Battier and Brent Barry.

Chase Budinger led Houston with 17 points. Aaron Brooks, Kyle Lowry and rookie Jermaine Taylor had 14 each. The Rockets rallied from 17 points down in the first quarter to take a 78-76 lead into the final period, but couldn't sustain it.

"I thought after the first quarter, we competed hard and got back in the game, but we can't let the other team have more energy and play harder than us,'' Houston coach Rick Adelman said.

The Magic went on a 14-4 run in the first 4 minutes of the fourth quarter to take control of a game they nearly let slip away in the third quarter. Gortat dunked a pass from J.J. Redick to give Orlando a 90-82 lead with 8 minutes to go and the Magic were able to remain in control the rest of the game.

Houston scored 35 points in the third period, its most productive quarter in the exhibition season, to take its only lead of the game. Trevor Ariza, who hit only one of six shots in the first half, scored 10 points in the period, including two 3-pointers. Brooks hit consecutive 3s to draw the Rockets even at 72-72 and Houston held a 78-76 lead by the end of the period.

The Magic missed their first six shots of the game, but still managed to build as much as a 17-point lead in the first quarter with Carter and Ryan Anderson supplying most of the offense. Carter had 11 19 points in the period, while Anderson hit two 3-pointers and scored eight of his 12 points. Carter's dunk put the Magic up 29-12 with 1:40 left in the period.

The offense came to a grinding halt in the second quarter when the Magic turned the game over to the reserves and went 4 of 14 from the field. They scored more points from the free throw line (12) than from the field in the quarter.

The Rockets, meanwhile, struggled to get on track offensively. With so many new faces in the lineup, their offense was almost exclusively one-on-one efforts. Houston didn't have an assist in the first quarter and had only three at halftime while shooting 14 of 39 (35.9 percent) from the field.
Originally posted by jrg:


"It's tough to battle Dwight for minutes, but I feel like I'm one of the best centers in this league and I have to play more games like this to prove it,'' Gortat said.



  • Dino
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Gortat would easily average a double double if he started and would be top 5 in reboudining. Not saying he's "one of the best" but he would absolutely put up numbers if he got his minutes. Just my opinion.
  • jrg
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Now that I can't wear my Hedo jersey anymore....

Who should I get next?




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  • jrg
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Originally posted by Dino:
Gortat would easily average a double double if he started and would be top 5 in reboudining. Not saying he's "one of the best" but he would absolutely put up numbers if he got his minutes. Just my opinion.

Agreed. The 14/14 he did last night I could see him doing if he started.
  • Dino
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^^ Jameer FTW
Originally posted by jrg:
Now that I can't wear my Hedo jersey anymore....

Who should I get next?




OR



I say go with Jameer. For some reason I think that Carter jersey is going to end up being about as special as this one:

  • Dino
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Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by Dino:
Gortat would easily average a double double if he started and would be top 5 in reboudining. Not saying he's "one of the best" but he would absolutely put up numbers if he got his minutes. Just my opinion.

Agreed. The 14/14 he did last night I could see him doing if he started.

Yep. Every game he's started for Dwight he has produced a double double. I also believe he would be top 5 in blocked shots. Who knows though? Doubt we'll get to see him play 30+ minutes unless Howard gets hurt.