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JordansBulls
04-21-2009, 11:25 PM
( 3 ) Orlando Magic (59-23) vs. ( 6) Philadelphia Sixers (41-41)

Philadelphia Leads Series 1-0 Series Breakdown



REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Magic won series 3-0
Nov. 6: at Magic 98, 76ers 88
Nov. 26: Magic 96 at 76ers 94
Feb. 28: Magic 106 at 76ers 100


Game 1 Philadelphia 100 Orlando 98 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AonotDIyikBR6C.yK2pUm6K8vLYF?gid=200 9041919)
Game 2 - Wed. April 22, Philadelphia @ Orlando, 7 p.m., NBA-TV (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/preview?gid=2009042219)



ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Seldom-used Donyell Marshall’s new nickname is “secret weapon,” one his Philadelphia 76ers teammates greet with a laugh.

“If that’s what you call playing once in 10 games,” fellow Sixers reserve Kareem Rush joked.

For a team built around youth, Philadelphia leaned on aging veterans like Marshall to win the playoff opener against the Orlando Magic. The Sixers will likely need another strong performance from their bench if they have any chance for a repeat in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

A 15-year NBA veteran who has played sparingly this season, Marshall was perhaps the most important—and surprising—player during the Sixers’ rally from 18 points down to win Game 1. Marshall’s 11 points all came in the fourth quarter, including the tying 3-pointer in the final minute.





http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/Magic.png Projected Starting Lineup

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PG - Rafer Alston
SG - Courtney Lee
SF - Hedo Turkoglu
PF - Rashard Lewis
C - Dwight Howard



http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/76ers.png Projected Starting Lineup

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PG-Andre Miller
SG-Willie Green
SF-Andre Iguodala
PF-Thaddeus Young
C-Samuel Dalembert

pd7631
04-21-2009, 11:37 PM
I think that if we are gonna have any hope of winning this series we have to take this game. The Magic are gonna be pissed, and are probably gonna play at their highest level possible. If we can somehow withstand this game and pull out a win I can see Orlando being so demoralized that they just fall apart(mainly SVG).

Go Sixers!!

superkegger
04-22-2009, 01:54 AM
It will be interesting to see how the Magic respond to that devastating loss. I'd expect them to come out with fury and deliver a KO punch in the first half, but, I also expected that from the Celtics in game 2, so we'll see.

abe_froman
04-22-2009, 04:00 AM
that eye is gonna bother dwight no matter what he's saying.expect it to be another close one.but like the c's and blazers,they come back and show why they were the higher seed

what54!?
04-22-2009, 01:07 PM
Magic better play 48 mins. of basketball this game

EX-TREME
04-22-2009, 03:03 PM
the magic will bounce back from this game

MTone8788
04-22-2009, 03:14 PM
Sixers will win. Iguodala will have a great game. Period.

TYoung21
04-22-2009, 03:15 PM
If we win the game or atleast lose by a close one, I think we win this series. But Orlando should come out with the fire and beat us...

Ollie Tabooger
04-22-2009, 04:17 PM
by far the most boring series. but go sixers

NYMetros
04-22-2009, 04:28 PM
Shutting down Hedo is the key to victory. We'll also need another gret performance from Iggy as well as Andre Miller and Thad.

_Sn1P3r_
04-22-2009, 04:29 PM
Dwight should get more touches this game, and Orlando HAS to tie up the series before going to Wachovia Center. But it won't be a hard task with the young Sixers squad. Should be another good game.

PhillySportFan
04-22-2009, 04:55 PM
by far the most boring series. but go sixers

By far? Did you watch the same game 1 I watched?

MTone8788
04-22-2009, 05:23 PM
by far the most boring series. but go sixers


18 point comeback in the end of the game with a game winning shot by Iguodala in the face of Turkoglu, I almost fell asleep, that was so boring.

Get real.

chicago lulz
04-22-2009, 05:59 PM
Haha at the person who said this was the most boring series. Are you sure you're in the right thread? Cleveland/Detroit thread is that way...

MJ-BULLS
04-22-2009, 06:06 PM
i believe that the magic will bounce back and howard will have a great game,most defenently the magic are gonna have to play better Defense

pd7631
04-22-2009, 06:14 PM
Ok, for tonights game I expect Dwight Howard to be really fired up, which means he's gonna demand the ball and he's gonna try and bully his way inside for easy buckets. Which leads to a possible advantage for the Sixers, and that is that they need to try and take advantage of Dwight's aggressive play and get their feet planted and draw charges. I would like to see Reggie Evans in on Dwight early in the game to try and get Dwight into early foul trouble, then they don't have to worry about the Magic going inside if he's not in the game, and on offense they'll be able to get to the rim.

superkegger
04-22-2009, 07:06 PM
by far the most boring series. but go sixers

Yeah, 18 point comebacks and game winning shots. :yawn:

Brooke
04-22-2009, 07:07 PM
Magic should win this. Give Howard the ball more, he will make things happen

superkegger
04-22-2009, 07:14 PM
Magic better come out fired up

superkegger
04-22-2009, 07:15 PM
This courtney lee kid has impressed me this year. quite a talented kid

superkegger
04-22-2009, 07:17 PM
Magic haven't come out very strong.

Brooke
04-22-2009, 07:21 PM
I am kinda surprised how the Magic have come out to start this game

Jezeble
04-22-2009, 07:24 PM
Sixers are looking serious. I think they want this game more than the Magic -- at least they're playing like it.

pd7631
04-22-2009, 07:26 PM
Andre Miller baby!! 13 points and 2 steals in less than half a quarter!!

superkegger
04-22-2009, 07:31 PM
magic just aint hitting

Jezeble
04-22-2009, 07:32 PM
God, they're trying to give this game to the Magic! Shytty calls!

Rome
04-22-2009, 08:43 PM
This one is heading towards ugly. Dwight T'd up for the first time in the playoffs.

Brooke
04-22-2009, 08:52 PM
this is looking familiar

PhillySportFan
04-22-2009, 09:29 PM
We might of lost this game but in all we really have been the better team.