Tag:Magic-Hawks
Posted on: May 11, 2010 2:11 am
Edited on: May 11, 2010 2:12 am
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Expert Picks: Score update

With three more teams eliminated, our experts are locked in a tight battle for prediction supremacy! Sergio Gonzalez maintains a slight lead on the field, but the 2KSports simulation earned a bonus point as the only player to predict a sweep.





























Expert Scores
Expert Right Wrong Bonus Total
Sergio Gonzalez 10 1 3 23
NBA2K10 10 1 2 22
Ken Berger 10 1 1 21
Jamey Eisenberg 9 2 2 20
Gerg Urbano 9 2 1 19
Nunzio Ingrassia 8 3 2 18
Right = correct pick (2pts) - Wrong = wrong pick (0pts) - Bonus = correct number of games (1pt)

Posted on: May 10, 2010 2:12 pm
 

Daily Simulations: Monday, May 10

2KSports.com has been nice enough to help us run the show, using full-length game simulations on NBA2K10.

Think you can outmatch the machine? Post your predictions in the comments section!


8 p.m. ET: Magic vs. Hawks - (Orlando leads, 3-0)

Game Stats | Magic Stats | Hawks Stats

Despite a double-double from Dwight Howard, the Hawks roll to a huge, almost incomprehensible, Game 4 victory. Atlanta shoots a lights-out 83 percent from the field, while Orlando struggles to a 36-percent night. Jamal Crawford, Joe Johnson and Al Horford all go for over 20 points in the win.




10:30 p.m. ET: Lakers vs. Jazz - (Los Angeles leads, 3-0)

Game Stats | Lakers Stats | Jazz Stats

According to the simulation, the Jazz will stave off elimination for one more game... edging the Lakers 101-99. Carlos Boozer leads Utah with 23 points and 8 rebounds, while Deron Williams racks up 19 points and 16 assists. Kobe Bryant puts up 31 points in the losing effort.

Posted on: May 10, 2010 12:03 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2010 12:17 pm
 

Morning Shootaround: Get your brooms ready

8 p.m. ET: Magic vs. Hawks - (Orlando leads, 3-0)

10:30 p.m. ET: Lakers vs. Jazz - (Los Angeles leads, 3-0)

Posted on: May 8, 2010 11:44 pm
 

Nightly Roundup: Magic, Lakers go 3-0

Magic 105, Atlanta 75 (Magic leads, 3-0)

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The Orlando Magic kept up their dominating romp through the NBA playoffs, and the Atlanta Hawks can't do anything to stop it.

The Magic made it seven straight postseason wins with a 105-75 blowout Saturday, showing off all their weapons beyond Superman while handing the Hawks the worst home playoff loss in franchise history.

Dwight Howard put up his usual stout numbers -- 21 points and 16 rebounds -- but he didn't stand out playing in his hometown. No one on the Magic really did, which is the real beauty of a team playing better than anyone at the most crucial time of year.

Rashard Lewis scored 22 points and knocked down four 3-pointers. Jameer Nelson chipped in with 14 points and four assists. Mickael Pietrus added 13 points, hitting three shots beyond the arc. Marcin Gortat grabbed six rebounds in less than 10 minutes relieving Howard. Matt Barnes had 11 points.

"We understand that for us to win we have to play together," Howard said. "We have a lot of shooters, and we try to feed off that."

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Lakers 111, Jazz 110 (Lakers lead 3-0)

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Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher hit back-to-back 3-pointers during an 8-2 run in the final minute and the Lakers held on for a 111-110 victory over the Utah Jazz that put Los Angeles on the verge of clinching the Western Conference playoff series.

The Jazz had two chances to win it in the final four seconds, but Deron Williams missed from the top of the key and Wesley Matthews' tip just before the buzzer bounced off the rim.

Bryant finished with 35 points and Fisher scored 20 for the Lakers, who can close out the four-game sweep with a win Monday night in Game 4. Pau Gasol added 14 points and 17 rebounds for Los Angeles.

Williams scored 28 and Kyle Korver added a career playoff-high 23 points for the Jazz.

Ron Artest scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half for the Lakers, who never led by more than four but stayed close enough to win it in a thrilling final minute.

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Posted on: May 7, 2010 1:35 am
Edited on: May 7, 2010 1:39 am
 

NBA Rewind: Hot Shots / Cold Shots

Which player made the most efficient use of his offensive touches to help his team win the game? Which player's misses cost his team a shot at victory?

Here's what we've got...

Let us know how we did. Did we choose the right guys? Who would you add or subtract?



HOT SHOT - Dwight Howard









29 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 3-4
Jumpers: 3-3
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 8-9
3FG: 0-0
FT: 13-18



COLD SHOTS - Joe Johnson







19 Points

Field Goal Selection

Layups: 1-3
Jumpers: 4-13
Dunks: 0-0
 
Scoring Breakdown
FGs: 5-16
3FG: 2-4
FT: 7-7
Posted on: May 6, 2010 11:52 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2010 12:51 am
 

Nightly Roundup: Hawks can't hang with Howard

Magic 112, Hawks 98 - (Orlando leads series, 2-0)

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Maybe all the Orlando Magic needed after a slow start was a slap in the face.

Dwight Howard came back from a bloody nose to finish with 29 points and 17 rebounds, and the Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Vince Carter had 24 points with some big shots late and Rashard Lewis finished with 20 points, leading Orlando's 19-2 run in the fourth quarter. The perennially poor free-throw shooting Howard also was 13 for 18 from the line.

"Every time I step up there, just believing it was going in," he said.

The Hawks avoided embarrassment but not another road playoff loss.

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Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:50 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 6:52 am
 

Daily Simulations: Thursday, May 6

2KSports.com has been nice enough to help us run the show, using full-length game simulations on NBA2K10.

Think you can outmatch the machine? Post your predictions in the comments section!


 
8 p.m. ET - Magic vs. Hawks (Orlando leads series, 1-0)

Game Stats

After accurately predicting an Orlando victory in in the first contest, our NBA2K10 simulation is calling for another Magic win in Game 2. Dwight Howard will grab Player of the Game honors, after going for 24 points and 9 rebounds.

Posted on: May 6, 2010 6:02 am
Edited on: May 6, 2010 6:04 am
 

Morning Shootaround:

BRACKET & SCHEDULE


8 p.m. ET: Magic vs. Hawks - (Magic lead series, 1-0)

 
 
 
 
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