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Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2)

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Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#1 » by damo[23] » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:15 pm

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Game Four of Seven.

Where: Wachovia Center, Philadephia
When: 6:30 ET
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ORLANDO Howard, Lewis, Turkoglu, Lee, Alston
PHILADELPHIA Dalembert, Young, Iguodala, Green, Miller

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We once again return to Philadephi for game four of the series, and Orlando looking to level up the series two a piece, in what thus far has been an extremely disappointing series. Having dropped game one after having a 18 point lead late in the third quarter, Orlando managed to drop game three courtesy of a last second lay up by Thaddeus Young.

Lets just say going into the playoffs, none of the Magic or fans expected to be two to one down in the series, and while plenty of blame has been thrown around from SVG to Turkoglu or Lewis, I think we need to address this. There has certainly been a lack of fire, attitude or intensity, or whatever you would like to call it, thus far against the Sixers, look no further than dropping the 18 point lead after taking the foot off the proverbial neck of Philadelphia late in the third, managing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. This has carried on through, even in the win, and in part I believe it comes from looking beyond the opponent.

Moving away from mentality, what do we actually need? A win. Simple. To achieve that, I really dont think need miracles, dont need wonders, we just need contribution outside of Dwight, Courtney and to an extent Johnson and Alston. Hedo and Lewis firstly need to make a contribution, beyond lowering our shooting %, alot of the scoring burden through the first 3 games has fallen on Lee, and as good as it was to see a rookie stepping up to the plate, it really is meant to be Hedo and Lewis being our perimeter offensive players. We really need to calm Miller, Iguodala and Young down [despite Young having only a 6 point game in G3, he did score the winning shot].

A win here in game four is vital, and while a win will do, I really think the Magic will need to win big, and take some form of momentum back to Amway for Game 5. A loss will be devastating.
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#2 » by craig01 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:17 pm

This is the REAL gut check today.

A spirited defensive effort will bring victory.

If not, it's been a fun season.....but waaaay shorter than expected.
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#3 » by CourtsideTV » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:25 pm

*insert obama 'chill out I got this' picture*
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#4 » by DHoward4Mvp » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:32 pm

WOW, here we go...... We need a win bad....Get it done Magic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post#5 » by DHoward4Mvp » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:42 pm

Hey Stan Van Gundy, you have this guy named Courtney Lee on your team. Hes playing pretty good. I think you should put the ball in his hands a little more and let him create!!!!!!!! Friday night was killing me...
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#6 » by magicfanatic23 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:45 pm

craig01 wrote:This is the REAL gut check today.

A spirited defensive effort will bring victory.

If not, it's been a fun season.....but waaaay shorter than expected.


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Couldn't have said it any better.

We NEED this win. This team needs to show some heart and pride.
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#7 » by 1CLee1 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:06 pm

CourtsideTV wrote:*insert obama 'chill out I got this' picture*


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Post#8 » by CourtsideTV » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:25 pm

1CLee1 wrote:
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welcome pal.. you are my favorite newbie poster on here after that pic. :lol: :lol:
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Post#9 » by 1CLee1 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:30 pm

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1CLee1 wrote:
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welcome pal.. you are my favorite newbie poster on here after that pic. :lol: :lol:

lol thanks.............i reallllllllllly hope we get this win. i can just hear espn now if we do happen to lose the series "we told you so"
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#10 » by Superman » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:32 pm

If we don't win this one by a BIG margin, I'd say we won't win the series. IMO this game IS the series for the Magic and if we can't flip the switch today then we never will...

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Post#11 » by G-Heel » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:43 pm

Go Magic! Win this game! I'm begging you... lol.
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Post#12 » by Viper1500 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:46 pm

Pretty nervous, I have a feeling that Rashard is going to have an above average game though...

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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#13 » by Redphilly » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:15 pm

Biggest game of the season so far but even if we loose tonight we have a chance. We only need 1 win in Philly and win our 2 next home games.
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#14 » by Nemesis21 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:31 pm

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Don't make me puke. :no:
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#15 » by mAgic4Lyfe » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:32 pm

Superman wrote:If we don't win this one by a BIG margin, I'd say we won't win the series. IMO this game IS the series for the Magic and if we can't flip the switch today then we never will...

GO MAGIC!!!!


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magic....no more heartbreak please :pray:
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#16 » by Nemesis21 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:32 pm

avg thread. If magic girl does not make an appearance in this thread, we don't win.






Magic win by 9










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Post#17 » by Nemesis21 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:33 pm

the two game threads need to be merged.
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#18 » by vinageras » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:47 pm

Hedo goes for 134 points on 2 FG Attempts, we win 136-1 after Iguodala hits 1 of his 34 Free Throws Attempted...
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#19 » by CourtsideTV » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:51 pm

Redphilly wrote:Biggest game of the season so far but even if we loose tonight we have a chance. We only need 1 win in Philly and win our 2 next home games.


I guarantee you if we win today and win at home that we WILL WIN in philly for game 6...its just a matter of showing up to play..so far only 2 of 5 starters have shown up to play..courney and dwight.
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Re: Game 4: ORL @ PHI (1-2) 

Post#20 » by SD2042 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:05 pm

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We better get this game and more.

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