Bakomagic wrote:JI sits out the first 3 games of the seeding schedule and plays off the bench on a minutes restriction For the remaining 5 games to cautiously get ready for the playoffs. Ennis continues to start and play well at SF. Magic go 5-3 in the seeding games bringing there record with Ennis at the starting 3 to 13
wins and 7 losses. The magic earn a rematch with the Raptors, this time without Hall of Famer Kawhi Leonard and Magic killer Danny Green !
Cliff is afraid to shake up the starting lineup so he sticks with Ennis at the SF and brings JI off the bench. This allows the Magic to be able to make Siakim’s life hell dealing with either AG or Isaac defending him every second he is on the court. Siakim remains aggressive and puts up ok numbers on horrific percentages.
Vuc and Bamba both shoot around 40% from 3p keeping Ibaka and Gasol out of the paint. This allows Fultz to blow by Lowry and Van fleet and attack the basket relentlessly for layups, dunks and kick outs to Fournier, TRoss and DJ with the occasional paint drop off to JI or lob to AG when the help defender comes over.
MCW and Lowry get into a fist fight at some point of the series (MCW wins).
Fultz has a break out Series averaging 24pts and 8ast as the Magic win games 1,3,5,6.
Magic in 6 !
I’ll save the 2nd round prediction till after this one comes true.
THIS...not likely, but based on real possibilities. The COVID break creates all kinds of upset possibilities...who is fit, who’s in sync, who’s healthy? Who’s scared? Who’s more disjointed by empty arena? I also think creative coaches can steal the day with unexpected adjustments and game plans (more than normally)- that favors Nurse. But solid defense can be counted on even if offenses are rusty-that could favor ORL...if our other players hold their own, I could see Fultz punishing other teams‘ PGs and really breaking out.