Saturday, May 9, 2009

Not good..

Those are the kindest words I can think of right now. The Magic got to the hoop early and often, exploiting the C's lack of interior defense and going on to win 117-96 last night in Orlando. The Magic now lead the best of 7 series 2-1. The first quarter set the tone for this game, with Orlando scoring on dunk after dunk and layup after layup. ESPN's Jon Barry made an obvious point that without KG, our interior defense will be suspect if Perk, Baby and company don't come to play. Paul Pierce seemed to be back on track leading the C's with 27 points. Rashard Lewis led all scorers with 28 as the Magic shot the lights out: .591% on field goals and .500% on 3's. Ray Allen couldn't get it going and finished with 8 points on a dismal 3 of 13 shooting night. On a better note, Eddie House continued his torrid shooting, going 6-7 on fg's and 3-4 from behind the arc. He dropped 15 off the bench. The C's now face a must-win (in my opinion) on Sunday in Orlando. I have a hard time believing this C's team could win 3 in a row if they drop another one tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 8pm at the Amway Arena. On a somber note, former Pistons head coach and NBA legend Chuck Daly passed away this morning in Florida. The 78 year old Daly had been battling pancreatic cancer. Daly led the Pistons to 2 NBA titles, and also led the USA men's basketball team to a gold medal in 1992. Daly led the Detroit Pistons into many a battle with the Celtics in the "glory days." Daly had the opportunity to coach and coach against some of the greatest players the NBA, and the world for that matter, ever saw. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Daly family...

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