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2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25)

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2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#1 » by Knightro » Thu Apr 1, 2021 10:09 pm

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GAME INFO
Who: Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans
What: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48
When: Thursday, April 1 at 8pm ET
Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
How: Bally Sports Florida, NBA League Pass, 96.9 The Game (Radio)

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Over/Under 213.5

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
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ORLANDO MAGIC PROJECTED STARTERS


G: Chasson Randle
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G: Dwayne Bacon
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F: James Ennis
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F: Chuma Okeke
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C: Khem Birch
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ORLANDO MAGIC PROJECTED BENCH

G: RJ Hampton
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G: Terrence Ross
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F: Otto Porter Jr.
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C: Wendell Carter Jr.
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C: Mo Bamba
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Deep Bench

G: Karim Mané

Injuries: Jonathan Isaac (knee), Markelle Fultz (knee), Cole Anthony (rib), Gary Harris (thigh) and Michael Carter-Williams (non-COVID illness) are OUT.


New Orleans Projected Starters
G: Nickeil Alexander-Walker
G: Eric Bledsoe
F: Josh Hart
F: James Johnson
C: Steven Adams

Bench
G: Kira Lewis Jr.
G: Wes Iwundu
F: Naji Marshall8
F: Wenyen Gabriel
C: Jaxson Hayes

Injuries: Zion Williamson (thumb), Lonzo Ball (hip) and Brandon Ingram (toe) are OUT.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#2 » by Knightro » Thu Apr 1, 2021 10:12 pm

MCW is out sick tonight. Should open up some more minutes for Hampton. Unfortunately it also means more minutes for Randle.
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Post#3 » by KillMonger » Thu Apr 1, 2021 10:13 pm

Zion and ingram are out? teams already load managing?
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Post#5 » by RookieStar » Thu Apr 1, 2021 10:14 pm

So MCW out? Out-tanking move. Our FO probably thought MCW was gonna win this for us again. To those NAW vs Okeke debaters.. this is a must-see game no?
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Post#6 » by RookieStar » Thu Apr 1, 2021 10:18 pm

KillMonger wrote:Zion and ingram are out? teams already load managing?


CAn't fault them seeing as we are also load managing MCW /*green/
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#7 » by Knightro » Thu Apr 1, 2021 10:48 pm

KillMonger wrote:Zion and ingram are out? teams already load managing?


Zion sprained his thumb last game out.

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Seems relatively legit.

New Orleans is right in the mix for a playoff spot/play in spot, so I can’t imagine they’re resting anyone who isn’t hurt.
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Post#8 » by ChosenSavior » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:08 pm

Yeah I don't see why the Pelicans would just rest players for no reason when they are in the mix for the play-in tourney out West. It will definitely be an interesting game no doubt for the tank with Zion, Ball and Ingram not playing. The Pelicans can score though and have some intriguing guard talent in NAW and Kira Lewis Jr. so they may be able to pull out the win against us. I just want to see Bamba, Okeke, WCJ and Hampton continue to grow out there.
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Post#9 » by Def Swami » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:08 pm

Why are we still doing this? We signed Randle when we had no other option at point guard available. We don't have to keep doing this anymore.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#10 » by Knightro » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:11 pm

Clifford sticking with this ridiculous 3 man rotation at center :nonono:
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Post#11 » by PrimeThyme » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:14 pm

Def Swami wrote:Why are we still doing this? We signed Randle when we had no other option at point guard available. We don't have to keep doing this anymore.
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It's Clifford sticking to his guns about developing the young players in structured roles. I'm not even going to get mad about it at this point. We just have to accept it. He said it would only be for 4-5 games but I call bullchit.
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Post#12 » by KillMonger » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:30 pm

Knightro wrote:Clifford sticking with this ridiculous 3 man rotation at center :nonono:

i'm tired of it and tired of him...regardless of how anyone else feels this man here will be ecstatic once he's gone
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Post#13 » by ChosenSavior » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:34 pm

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Knightro wrote:Clifford sticking with this ridiculous 3 man rotation at center :nonono:

i'm tired of it and tired of him...regardless of how anyone else feels this man here will be ecstatic once he's gone


I will be ecstatic as well. Outside of getting players to play hard (that honestly should be a given for any coach in the NBA), he is an extremely mediocre coach IMO.
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Post#14 » by The Real Dalic » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:36 pm

Randle is not only not a young player, he's not even going to be here again next year. So it really is dumb to put him in the SL, imo.
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Post#15 » by SOUL » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:45 pm

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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#16 » by Knightro » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:56 pm

Are we rooting for the 17 win Wizards or 13 win Pistons tonight?
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Post#17 » by MagicTownBaller » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:58 pm

Knightro wrote:Are we rooting for the 17 win Wizards or 13 win Pistons tonight?

Pistons. I'd rather the Wizards get a better pick anyway.
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Post#18 » by RookieStar » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:58 pm

13 win pistons. we need to overtake them for the 3rd spot and i think the Wiz can win a cpuple more games later on
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#19 » by billy5783 » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:59 pm

Knightro wrote:Are we rooting for the 17 win Wizards or 13 win Pistons tonight?

Based on where our team is I’m gonna go with the Wiz. Gotta keep teams as distant as possible


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Post#20 » by RookieStar » Thu Apr 1, 2021 11:59 pm

Itl be nice to see how mo and wcj handle arguably the strongest player in the nba right now

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