View Full Version : Game 5 Tue April 28th -1st Round - Eastern Conference (3) Orlando vs (6) Philadelphia

04-27-2009, 08:16 PM
( 3 ) Orlando Magic (59-23) vs. ( 6) Philadelphia Sixers (41-41)

Series Tied 2-2 Series Breakdown

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 5 Tue. April 28, Philadelphia @ Orlando, 7:30 pm EDT NBATV (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/preview?gid=2009042819)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)A painful playoffs for Hedo Turkoglu and Rashard Lewis is finally showing a little promise.

The Orlando Magic forwards have not only struggled with kinks in their jumpshots, they have also had injuries and family illnesses on their minds. So it was only fitting that they teamed up on the play that could change the series for the Magic against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Turkoglu hit a 3-pointer over Thaddeus Young with 1.1 seconds remaining Sunday after Lewis set a pick that forced the switch, evening the first-round series at two games apiece. The Magic hope that will be the confidence boost they need to get them out of their slumps when the best-of-seven series resumes Tuesday in Orlando for a pivotal Game 5.

We got home court again, and were going to have some fun at home, Turkoglu said. Its a totally new series now.

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


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


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

04-27-2009, 09:08 PM
If the Magic win today Philly won't have much of a chance anymore.

04-27-2009, 11:58 PM
I think Orlando will take it, and win the series in 6. It won't be easy, but they'll pull it out I think.

04-28-2009, 10:16 AM
if we win this then orlando takes this in 6

04-28-2009, 07:52 PM
star treatment already for Dwight Howard....he blatantly elbowed Samuel Dalembert in the head and all he got was a Technical....I thought that any elbow or punch to the head was an automatic ejection, hmm Mr. Stern?

04-28-2009, 08:02 PM
Any player or coach guilty of intentional physical contact with an official shall automatically be suspended without pay for one game. A fine and/or longer period of suspension will result if circumstances so dictate.


If Dwight isn't supsended for Game 6, the NBA playoffs are officially rigged

04-28-2009, 08:04 PM
Officials have been instructed to eject a player who throws a punch, whether or not it connects, or an elbow which makes contact above shoulder level


Based on this rule Dwight Howard should've already been ejected from this game.

04-28-2009, 08:10 PM
I'm just gonna say right now that Dwight Howard should be suspended for Game 6 regardless of the outcome of Game 5....but if the Magic lose Game 5, I'm willing to bet that Dwight Howard will not be suspended.

04-28-2009, 10:39 PM
have a video of what you're talking about, i didn't see the game.

04-28-2009, 10:57 PM
After seeing the highlight, Dwight definitely should have been tossed and should be suspended for the next game. It was an intentional elbow thrown at Dalembert.

But who knows with David Stern and Stu Jackson. They do not always use logical thinking.

04-28-2009, 11:05 PM
If it was intentional, he'll get suspended. If kobe gets suspended for his bows two years ago in the regular season, and amare and diaw did in the playoffs, there's no reason to say that the nba is totally in favor of protecting its stars at all costs. If it was intentional he'll be suspended

04-28-2009, 11:07 PM
He probably will be suspended, but I think that the decision to suspend him is made easier by the fact that the Magic won tonight. This way the Magic won't be eliminated without Dwight Howard on the floor, and David Stern will get a game 7. I really wish we would've won tonight, not only because I'm a Sixers fan, but just because I think it would be hilarious if Dwight wasn't suspended had the Magic been down 3-2.