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2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45)

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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45) 

Post#201 » by IllMagic04 » Tue May 4, 2021 3:55 pm

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IllMagic04 wrote:Looking at the schedules we are probally going to fall to 6th odds. It is what it is. I was as pro tank as anyone in the past. We got a guy who wasnt even in the NBA starting and playing big mins. Another guy who wasnt in the NBA playing big minutes off the bench. We got rookies out there playing big minutes. And even one of our rookies in Okeke is out. Our best player in Ross is out. MCW is out. What else can we do? Do you want to sit Bamba abd Cole? Do you wanna sit Hampton? You could make the case of sitting Bacon but I thought we all think he sucks? Him being in should help right? Sometimes you gotta tip your hat to the better tank. We'll see them on lottery day.

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Keep the scrubs we had who showed they wont ruin the tank ? :dontknow:
We coulda done that. Its hard to believe that woulda made that big of a difference. On the surface a guy not in the NBA walking in the door playing 40 mins seems like a solid tank move. Bamba had 22 and 15. Hampton and Randle were ballin too. Thats why we won. What should we do about that?

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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45) 

Post#202 » by Skin » Tue May 4, 2021 4:24 pm

Magic's crap season turning out to be an even bigger nightmare. We got folks here talking about how we now need to make miraculous picks like Booker, Bam and Mitchell because the Magic screwed up their tank.

At what point does this all just get too infuriating???
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45) 

Post#203 » by DiplomaticMagic » Tue May 4, 2021 4:52 pm

This sucked but we tried to lose, you cant fault the organization.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45) 

Post#204 » by Knightro » Tue May 4, 2021 5:18 pm

pepe1991 wrote:11th worst team in nba are Wizards sitting at 30-35. We never had any realistic chance getting that many wins.
Just throwing hyperboles on me won't fly with me.
At apsolute best, by today's standings,we were never going to be any better than 8th worst record. Now, with no talent, we are 6th. What an achivment :lol:


The Magic have 21 wins with 7 games remaining.

Had they kept every single veteran and not intentionally sat out other veterans who aren't actually hurt bad enough to not be playing, you don't think they'd have gotten to 30 wins? They could have 5-6 more wins right now if they were actively trying to win with the previous core of guys.

Clifford's teams throughout his entire NBA head coaching career have always won more games down the stretch because he has routinely forced his team to grinds out every last possible win until the bitter end.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45) 

Post#205 » by Bergmaniac » Tue May 4, 2021 5:35 pm

We certainly would have been several games behind the Wizards even if we had kept everyone and played all healthy vets in all games. We'd have been no higher than 9th worst team in the league by now, and even that would have been a long shot since it requires 7 more wins in the 21 games since the trades. And if Evan had gotten COVID like he did in Boston, we may well have won only 1-2 games more.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45) 

Post#206 » by Knightro » Tue May 4, 2021 5:53 pm

Bergmaniac wrote:We certainly would have been several games behind the Wizards even if we had kept everyone and played all healthy vets in all games. We'd have been no higher than 9th worst team in the league by now, and even that would have been a long shot since it requires 7 more wins in the 21 games since the trades. And if Evan had gotten COVID like he did in Boston, we may well have won only 1-2 games more.


The difference between 9th worst and 3rd worst (which is still on the table) is 52.1% v. 20.3% chance at a top 4 pick for what it's worth.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 65: Orlando Magic (20-44) at Detroit Pistons (19-45) 

Post#207 » by KillMonger » Tue May 4, 2021 8:10 pm

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MagicMatic wrote:Let’s hold our horses here.

What Orlando rolled out tonight was bad. However, Detroit was abysmal.


Just finished the game. So Detroit is down six with a minute left and stops playing. It's a two-possession, winnable game and they quit?

The Pistons should be finned for the lack of trying-to-win over the end of the 4th quarter. That was embarrassing.

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this was probably the most egregious thing i've seen....people try to say players don't play to lose but....what i seen at the end of this game suggests otherwise
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