The Christmas game won't be easy

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    The Christmas game won't be easy

    The Christmas game will show a few things. 1) How important Rondo is. Arena is tall, fast and can shoot. Without Rondo, he and Nelson will explore Cs in the point position. 2) How well Cs can defend against the new magic team, a good offense and defense team. 3) How many rebounds Cs can grab against Howard and his company. 4) How much bench can deliver.5) How many fouls Cs will get in the first half. 6) How many points Cs can score in the paint ...
     
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    Re: The Christmas game won't be easy

    They beat the Spurs like they stole something.

    There will be a mismatch somewhere either with KG or PP. JRich, Hedo or Bass aren't known to play good defense. They try to play JRich and Arenas together at times which means Hedo goes to the 4 spot...KG should have his way. The bigger problem for the Magic will be the BOARDS!! If the C's hit the boards this game could get ugly quick.
     
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    [QUOTE]The Christmas game will show a few things. 1) How important Rondo is. Arena is tall, fast and can shoot. Without Rondo, he and Nelson will explore Cs in the point position. 2) How well Cs can defend against the new magic team, a good offense and defense team. 3) How many rebounds Cs can grab against Howard and his company. 4) How much bench can deliver.5) How many fouls Cs will get in the first half. 6) How many points Cs can score in the paint ...
    Posted by lovetruth007[/QUOTE]

    I dont understand yout thinking here. 1) Rondo would not have been key to defending Arena/Nelson... On the contrary, Rondo is not a good man up defender and Nelson spanked him in the playoffs. 2) Id be more worried about the Magic being able to execute their offense with players barely knowing each other & the system against a very experienced Celtic defense 3) C's should have edge on boards if Shaq is playing.. Howard may have a big day but when he's sitting, the Magic lost their back-up Gortat, whos pretty good. The rest falls to the front line where KG, BABY & PP should have their way on the boards. 

    The rest is speculation 
     
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    Re: The Christmas game won't be easy

    I am worried about the new Orlando team and how well they played last night. 
    With the Celtics injuries it won't be easy for them to win tomorrow.  I will still remain optimistic.  Orlando looked like a very good team last night  and they weren't playing a bad team, just the team with the best record in the NBA. 
     
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    Re: The Christmas game won't be easy

    Spurs were playing 2nd game of back to back after a long flight from Denver.  Their big 3 is not young either
    Still, the Magic have a lot of shooters now.  Turk, Riddick, Arenas, Richardson, and of course, they have Elbows inside.  Getting boards and stopping their transition game will be keys.
    Hopefully having both Shaq and the much maligned JO will help a lot.  If the C's execute well, the inexperience of the Magic will show.
    Stats to watch are boards, transition points, points in the paint, and 3pt pct's.
    Perk plays Elbows so well.  Ah well, two months and he's back.  As for now, this game is going to be a lot of fun to watch.
     
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    In Response to Re: The Christmas game won't be easy:
    [QUOTE]They beat the Spurs like they stole something. There will be a mismatch somewhere either with KG or PP. JRich, Hedo or Bass aren't known to play good defense. They try to play JRich and Arenas together at times which means Hedo goes to the 4 spot...KG should have his way. The bigger problem for the Magic will be the BOARDS!! If the C's hit the boards this game could get ugly quick.
    Posted by BiasLewis[/QUOTE]

    JO will be hitting the boards against the Magic. 
     

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