Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Magic Win Nail Biter; Up 2-0

The Orlando Magic should be heading to Toronto with a swagger after a 104-103 nailbiter at Amway Arena last night. The question was whether Orlando could legitimately win if their three pointers were not falling and win the Magic did.

If you would have told me that Hedo Turkoglu and Rashard Lewis would combine for an 0-13 behind the arc night, I would have called you crazy. These two have shot the 3 ball well all season and last night was completely the opposite. The Magic persevered however dominating the paint in the first quarter, racing to a 20 point lead in the meantime.

Dwight Howard once again showed his power and went for 29 points and 20 rebounds, his second 20-20 night in two games. Four men can claim to the same feat in the past 30 years and what company they are. Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, and Charles Barkley. Dwight is already a superstar in my book but he is just showing the nation that he truly is. Imagine this guy with a jump shot...Who could stop him? Well I guess that's just something he'll have to learn to play without considering his age. Oh wait, the kid is 22 years old! Had he played college ball, this would be his senior season and I think a lot of Dwight's critics forget this fact. This KID is going to be phenomenal and the critics just need to accept that. Move over Toronto, the Magic are coming to Canada and I predict a sweep.

Notable Performances:
Dwight Howard - 29 Points; 20 Rebounds; 3 Blocks;
Jameer Nelson - 18 Points; 66% Shooting Beyond the Arc;

1 comment:

ASponge said...

That Game 2 win was so huge. It's the perfect 1-2 punch. You take Game 1 in convincing fashion and then break their hearts in Game 2.

The Magic look poised for a prolonged playoff run.