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JasonJohnHorn
04-14-2011, 08:24 AM
The Magic's biggest hole: PF. They are deep and solid @PG,SG and SF, and they have the best center in the league, so will the PF hurt them that much? Not in this series, because Atalanta's biggest hole is at PF too.

The Magic only have one player that can get 10+ boards a night: Dwight.
That Hawks have two: Horford and Smith.
But the Magic over all rebounding is better (they have four other guys who can grab around 5 a game, where as the Hawks only have two or three guys).

Joe Johnson and Josh Smith are great on the ring, and in my opinion will win out their match-ups, but Horford gotten eaten alive by Howard last year in the post season, and while I am a big fan of Horford and look forward to the match-up last year was a disapointment for me, and I have no reaso to expect this year to be much different.

Considering that the Hawks have been in a slump lately, and are facing the same team that showed them the door out of the post season last year, I dont expect much of a series.

Magic in 4 or 5.


thoughts?

BklynKnicks3
04-14-2011, 09:09 AM
Hawks in 7

Anon
04-14-2011, 09:40 AM
Magic in 5. This Hawks team does not present the Magic with any problems.

Double_R
04-14-2011, 09:58 AM
I expect a little less dominate performance, but not much different from last year:

Orlando won the four games by an average of 25.3 points -- a total blowout that no one could have expected in a matchup between the teams that finished second and third in the Eastern Conference. It was the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA playoff history, according to STATS LLC.

ManRam
04-14-2011, 10:12 AM
Added a poll. I like us to win in 5 or 6. Won't be repeat of last year...

mikealike305
04-14-2011, 10:15 AM
magic in 6

Tarheels23
04-14-2011, 10:31 AM
Magic in 5

danniboi168
04-14-2011, 11:15 AM
Magic in 5.

SP17
04-14-2011, 11:18 AM
Magic in 5..

DragonJaii
04-14-2011, 11:21 AM
Magic in 6 or 7.

EWreckShin
04-14-2011, 11:30 AM
Atlanta wins one at home. Magic in 5.

Sadds The Gr8
04-14-2011, 11:35 AM
i cant imagine the Hawks winning this series after how hard they got analed last year. Both teams of regressed alot from last year, but i think Orlando is still marginally better. Howard is just too big for Horford, but the Hawks will make this competitive after how terrible they were last year in this series. The Orlando Howards in 6.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
04-14-2011, 11:38 AM
i am not impressed with atlanta this year at all

sweep

Cool007
04-14-2011, 11:55 AM
Magic in 6 (at most).

ugafan
04-14-2011, 11:57 AM
Jason Collins will give Dwight a hard time. Orlando in 6

marlinsfan24
04-14-2011, 12:23 PM
i am not impressed with atlanta this year at all

sweep

This.

JordansBulls
04-14-2011, 12:25 PM
Orlando in 7.

Chacarron
04-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Orlando in 6.

210Don
04-14-2011, 12:53 PM
magic in 6

bmac_121
04-14-2011, 01:14 PM
This Orlando team is no where near what they were last season. They really screwed up with their mid season trades imo. Orl will win the series but it will be competitive.

tbomlad
04-14-2011, 01:40 PM
Magic sweep by an average margin of 10 instead of 20 like last year

MagicHero3
04-14-2011, 01:44 PM
I expect a little less dominate performance, but not much different from last year:

Orlando won the four games by an average of 25.3 points -- a total blowout that no one could have expected in a matchup between the teams that finished second and third in the Eastern Conference. It was the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA playoff history, according to STATS LLC.

i share this mans words

Chi StateOfMind
04-14-2011, 01:52 PM
Magic in 6

CHANGO
04-14-2011, 01:57 PM
Magic in 6

rabueed
04-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Magic in 7.

You heard it here first.

Don't quote me though. :D

todu82
04-14-2011, 05:03 PM
Orlando in 7

metsfaninSTL
04-14-2011, 08:18 PM
magic in 7

heathonater
04-14-2011, 08:18 PM
orlando wins in 5. atlanta has no one to slow down dwight howard, which is why i think this is a really bad matchup for atlanta.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-14-2011, 08:19 PM
Magic.

Bruno
04-14-2011, 11:14 PM
My question. Does Joe Johnson show up, or does his post-season production slip off dramatically like how it has the past three years straight again.

SteBO
04-14-2011, 11:19 PM
My question. Does Joe Johnson show up, or does his post-season production slip off dramatically like how it has the past three years straight again.
This is the key. JJ has been a absolute no-show and it can't possibly help ATL, especially with Josh Smith jacking up 3's. Sorry, this team may have veterans, but their doesn't play doesn't show it at all. Too much one-on-one.

Magic in 5

NBA_Starter
04-14-2011, 11:52 PM
Hawks in 7

Crackadalic
04-15-2011, 12:11 AM
Hawks in 6. Unlike last year the magic lost probably their best defenders in mickael pietrus and marcin gortat. Even though the hawks has been sucking all year i feel this is a revenge series for them from last year's *** whoopin

MagicBucsSox
04-15-2011, 12:22 AM
Jason Collins will give Dwight a hard time. Orlando in 6

Hahahahaha. Your right 10 yrs in the league Collins has finally found his Mitch as the Dwight stopper lol


Reminds me of rueben Patterson "the Kobe stopper"

KingPosey
04-15-2011, 12:50 AM
The Magic's biggest hole: PF. They are deep and solid @PG,SG and SF, and they have the best center in the league, so will the PF hurt them that much? Not in this series, because Atalanta's biggest hole is at PF too.

The Magic only have one player that can get 10+ boards a night: Dwight.
That Hawks have two: Horford and Smith.
But the Magic over all rebounding is better (they have four other guys who can grab around 5 a game, where as the Hawks only have two or three guys).

Joe Johnson and Josh Smith are great on the ring, and in my opinion will win out their match-ups, but Horford gotten eaten alive by Howard last year in the post season, and while I am a big fan of Horford and look forward to the match-up last year was a disapointment for me, and I have no reaso to expect this year to be much different.

Considering that the Hawks have been in a slump lately, and are facing the same team that showed them the door out of the post season last year, I dont expect much of a series.

Magic in 4 or 5.


thoughts?
I doubt that Josh Smith is a hole guy. Not to mention their arguably best player Horford, is actually a PF as well. The Hawks problem is they dont have a true CENTER.

KingPosey
04-15-2011, 12:51 AM
Hawks in 6. Unlike last year the magic lost probably their best defenders in mickael pietrus and marcin gortat. Even though the hawks has been sucking all year i feel this is a revenge series for them from last year's *** whoopin

Im pretty sure their best defender might still be on the team. I might be mistaken, but they have this center, I forget his name, but i think he is ok at defense...

KingPosey
04-15-2011, 12:53 AM
My question. Does Joe Johnson show up, or does his post-season production slip off dramatically like how it has the past three years straight again.


This is the key. JJ has been a absolute no-show and it can't possibly help ATL, especially with Josh Smith jacking up 3's. Sorry, this team may have veterans, but their doesn't play doesn't show it at all. Too much one-on-one.

Magic in 5

This is the exact reason JJ was overrated to begin with. Look at his career playoff stats. He is absolutely AWFUL in the post season.