NBA Playoffs: Orlando Magic Down 2-0, but Two Does Not Equal Four

May 21st, 2010 by Chase Yutzy Leave a reply »

This is not the Orlando Magic we are used to seeing.

Down 2-0, they handed the Celtics home-court advantage with their uninspired play. The media already is covering the series as if it is over and the Celtics have won.

Maybe they do not understand that with two games, the Magic may pull even.

The odds are in Boston's favor, but that does not mean that the Magic cannot come back.  The Magic need four of five to cap a comeback.

And I would not be surprised if Orlando does just that.

The reality is that the Celtics are not that good.  They wear opponents down with their physical play and get inside the heads of their opponents.

But talent-wise they are not a team that should sweep Orlando.

They have Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, and Ray Allen, but the Magic have Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis, and Jameer Nelson.

The two teams are even, but the Magic have virtually handed over a two to nothing lead to the Celtics.

That is not to take away from Boston's performance.  They have played well.

In Game One, Orlando ince ...

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