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Old 05-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Can Boston beat Orlando?

All right, assuming the Celtics win tonight, what do you think are the odds that they would beat the Magic?

The way I figure it, Boston's been playing basically a six man rotation heavy minutes for the last two weeks, and they've only got one real center who could guard Dwight Howard. It's pretty much unrealistic to expect Perk to guard Dwight 40+ minutes a night without getting into serious foul trouble, plus Orlando's well-equipped to guard just about everyone on the Celtics. Ray Allen might be able to go berserk if Reddick has to guard him, but I could conceivably see Orlando going big, putting Turk at the 2 and playing someone like Gortat at power forward until Lee's healthy, which would probably improve the Magic's defense. Basically, I'm looking at the Magic winning in six, maybe even five.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

Celtics have a good chance but they won't even Leon Powe either. I truly don't know which team has a better chance taking out Orlando.

Magic have a weak backcourt, and their going to get torched either way. Just don't know which team backcourt would torch the other better.
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:57 AM   #3
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they need KG
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

Unless the Magic just start missing shots left and right, there is no way this current Celtics squad can win 4 games.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

I'll give Boston a 30% chance against Orlando but I really think Boston are going to be outmatched by the Magic's frontcourt. The Celtics don't really have anyone to "slow down" Dwight Howard. I'll take Orlando in 5.
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

not sure. but i will focus on the two sonic formers.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:14 AM   #7
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

Boston has homecourt but without KG and Powe, its highly unlikely they win this series. Especially after playing so much in the 1st series.
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

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Boston has homecourt but without KG and Powe, its highly unlikely they win this series. Especially after playing so much in the 1st series.

and to add on to the fact that Howard had a lil rest.
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

Orlando is the easiest team to beat. Their Offense has 3 Options,

1: Pass the Ball to Howard and let him go to work

2: Shoot 3 points, dwight will get the rebounds

3: if the 3 points don't work, drive into the lane (this one always fails- except for game 6 against the sixers)

Pistons beats them easily by giving them option number 1 but shut down number 2 and 3. If Celtics can follow this game plan the series should be Over in 6 Games..
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

If Orlando doesn't solve Perkins single covering Dwight, maybe.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:30 AM   #11
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Hell yea,they match up well against the Magic.
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

the bulls series could have really worn out the celtics starters. now going against a fresh, but injured magics team....it'll be interesting.

i say orlando in 6.
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

Yes if KG pulls a Willis Reed.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:52 AM   #14
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

I think the only chance of the Celtics advancing is if Garnett can play the 15-20 minutes a game that he could when he first came back from his injury. Even if he can't move as well as he should be able to, his presence on the floor alone on the offensive end will force Orlando's defense to pay less attention to Pierce, Rondo, and Allen. Even on the defensive end he could contribute taking fouls away from Perkins/Davis that otherwise would remove them. Without him on the floor they will most likely just let Big Baby try and beat them.

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Old 05-03-2009, 04:16 AM   #15
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Default Re: Could Boston beat Orlando?

Absolutely. The Celtics match up perfectly against Orlando, even without KG. Perkins can guard Howard 1 on 1.
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