Five Adjustments the Orlando Magic Must Make for Game 2

May 16th, 2010 by Beckley Mason Leave a reply »
The "rest versus rust" argument is a tiresome one, but the Magic certainly looked rusty in Game One. That said, the difference between the defenses of the Hawks and the Celtics may have been a bigger factor in Game One than the Magic's lengthy time off. Either way, it took the Magic a while to start rolling, just look at their points by quarter: 14-18-26-30. The Magic finally showed the firepower necessary to regain control of the series, but they will need to be firing on all cylinders to knock off a Celtics team that is deeper and better than almost anyone thought. (Sheed Sighting!) The Magic fans don't have to panic... yet. But it has to be disconcerting that the Celtics dominated for three quarters without really playing well themselves (10 first half turnovers). Expect Van Gundy to make some key moves before Game 2, as he is one of the best in the business at preparing his team to win. We can be sure he'll have others, but here are 5 adjustments that Van Gundy MUST make if the Magic are to get back to the NBA Finals. Follow Beckley on @hoopspeak and read more basketball content at!Begin Slideshow


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