NBA Finals Forecast, Part Two: Suns vs. Magic

May 25th, 2010 by Matt Wagner Leave a reply »
This is part two of my NBA Finals Forecast series. For part one (Celtics Vs. Lakers), click here . 

A match-up of Suns vs. Magic is highly unlikely given that the Magic are behind 3-1 to the Celtics in their series.

But if the nearly impossible match-up were to happen, here is how I think it would pan out.

The Magic are notorious for their three-point shooting ability, as they shot 37 percent from behind the arc in the regular season. 

Both are both run-and-gun teams that were the first and sixth best scoring teams in the regular season respectively. As a result of this, the number one priority of both Orlando and Phoenix should be defense.

In terms of the actual teams, Phoenix and Orlando have minimal depth, but Phoenix has the advantage here thanks to Leandro Barbosa, Goran Dragic, and Jared Dudley. Another advantage that the Suns would have is Robin Lopez over Dwight Howard.

This may be shocking to most of you, but when you think about it, Howard cannot shoot free throws successfully and his range is limited to eight feet.

On the other hand, Lopez's strength is his mid range ...

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