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Great game tonight. I find it pretty sad that Tmac has 42, Gooden has 32, and Celts turned it over like 50 times, Pierce was cold and they still barely won ... either way, great game down the stretch.

Pierce tried his late heroics but it was Tmac and Gooden that came up big. Tmac hit some huge shots and Tmac/Bogans did a great job on Pierce defensively, Bogans especially.

I like Bogans more and more every game.
 

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It's interesting that two teams struggling to make the playoffs in the East can score 100+ points, and a NBA title "contender" can barely score 75 points. Anyway, not too complain about the spurs here, but it's nice to see Gooden dropping 32 points, with McGrady's 42. It would have been really heartbreaking if they lost with two great performances like that.
 

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Originally posted by <b>KokoTheMonkey</b>!
It's interesting that two teams struggling to make the playoffs in the East can score 100+ points, and a NBA title "contender" can barely score 75 points. Anyway, not too complain about the spurs here, but it's nice to see Gooden dropping 32 points, with McGrady's 42. It would have been really heartbreaking if they lost with two great performances like that.
Yeah, and they almost did it too. They always make a couple dumb mistakes at the end of games. Like in the closing minutes Gordon Giricek fouling Paul Pierce on a 3 pointer.

The difference in this game is, Orlando's defense is one of the worst in the league and I imagine the Celts are ranked to highly either. And even though the Celts turned the ball over a lot, they shot a pretty high percentage, I think it was close to 60 percent most of the game.

If Orlando actually had a little D, they might be a decent team.
 

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McGrady is the best player in the leauge. If his team steps up and actually plays defense..they would have won 80% of the games they have lossed..

Big mistakes @ end like jnice mentioned:

gordy fouled paul behind the 3 point line... at least paul missed one of the ft's...


and then when there was like 6 seconds left and magic up by 3..they shoulda fouled celts to send them to the line and hope they miss a ft..if not... grab the rebound..and keep the ball..

and then tie lue calls a timeout with liek 15 seconds to go in ot when they are up by 5 points and can just run the clock... but instead he calls the TO and caused a liability in inbounding because we all know magic suck @ that ..lol

one last thing..in OT...j howard posting up and getting ready to pass the ball to tmac..i KNEW that it would be stolen and celts would get ez 2... j howard has no idea whats going on around him..

I wont complain because tmac+gooden played very well along with zaza and the rest..so thats a good sign..and we didnt get killed AS BADLy in offensive rebounds..
 

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Originally posted by <b>JNice</b>!
Great game tonight. I find it pretty sad that Tmac has 42, Gooden has 32, and Celts turned it over like 50 times, Pierce was cold and they still <b>barely won</b> ... either way, great game down the stretch.

Pierce tried his late heroics but it was Tmac and Gooden that came up big. Tmac hit some huge shots and Tmac/Bogans did a great job on Pierce defensively, Bogans especially.

I like Bogans more and more every game.
Which should ring a bell somewhere with the Magic brass that the coach doesn't know anything about coaching!!!

This team does NOT understand TEAM DEFENSE at all. Ever since Outlaw left, we have 2 defenders who understand "boxing out", covering the weak side, and fighting for position. They are almost too painful to watch. Were it not for TMac, za za, and Bogans - I wouldn't watch them.

LU is a disaster - he can guard one man - Iverson and not one other guard. His understanding of the PG position is second only to my mother-in-law's understanding of that position.:rolleyes:
 

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I like Bogan, but from the name, he is a scrub for sure.
 

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Magic 124, Celtics 118

Celtics
REBOUNDS
PLAYER POS MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS PTS
PAUL PIERCE G 46 7-26 2-10 4-6 4 3 7 7 5 3 5 0 20
MIKE JAMES G 33 5-5 2-2 0-0 0 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 12
JIRI WELSCH F 24 3-3 0-0 4-4 0 2 2 1 5 3 2 0 10
CHRIS MIHM F 23 5-7 0-0 2-2 3 4 7 0 2 0 2 0 12
MARK BLOUNT C 41 5-8 0-0 5-8 2 6 8 4 2 0 2 3 15
Walter McCarty 33 5-10 3-7 1-2 0 4 4 6 5 0 2 0 14
Ricky Davis 27 4-6 1-1 0-0 2 2 4 4 3 0 3 0 9
Marcus Banks 21 6-11 2-3 0-0 3 2 5 6 1 1 2 0 14
Vin Baker 17 4-6 0-0 4-4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 12
Jumaine Jones DNP
Brandon Hunter DNP
Michael Stewart DNP
TOTAL 265 44-82 10-23 20-26 14 27 41 31 24 8 21 4 118
53.7% 43.5% 76.9% Team Rebs: 9 Total TO: 22


Magic
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PLAYER POS MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS PTS
TRACY MCGRADY G 45 15-31 5-13 7-8 1 5 6 6 1 3 2 0 42
TYRONN LUE G 33 1-7 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 11 4 1 1 0 2
KEITH BOGANS F 42 3-10 1-6 3-4 1 5 6 3 3 2 0 0 10
JUWAN HOWARD F 33 5-11 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 0 3 0 4 0 11
ANDREW DECLERCQ C 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 2
Drew Gooden 38 12-18 2-2 6-8 3 5 8 0 5 1 1 1 32
Zaza Pachulia 19 3-5 0-0 3-4 5 1 6 0 3 0 0 0 9
Rod Strickland 17 2-3 1-1 2-2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 7
Gordan Giricek 16 3-4 1-1 2-2 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 9
Lee Nailon 8 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shammond Williams 3 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Steven Hunter DNP
TOTAL 265 45-93 10-27 24-32 15 24 39 26 24 9 11 3 124
48.4% 37.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 11 Total TO: 12
 

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Originally posted by <b>John</b>!
I like Bogan, but from the name, he is a scrub for sure.
Boy, that makes a whole lot of sense.
 

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Originally posted by <b>JNice</b>!


Boy, that makes a whole lot of sense.
That's exactly what I was thinking. I read that over and over like 10 times, but I still can't figure out what he's trying to say.
 

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lol...

thats like saying..i like kirilenko's game..but by name he's a scrub..
 
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