NBA Playoffs: Orlando Magic Sweep Hawks, Is a Finals Rematch Destined?

May 10th, 2010 by Robert Quinn Leave a reply »
The Orlando Magic have been absolutely dominant throughout the entire 2010 NBA Playoffs, becoming the third team in the past six seasons to sweep heir first two series' after sweeping the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round, and completing the sweep of the Atlanta Hawks tonight, defeating them 98-84. The fans in Atlanta were booing their favorite Joe Johnson, who only scored 14 points in the loss.

The Magic embarrassed the Hawks and sucked any remaining hope Atlanta fans had for a combeack, as the Magic beat them by an average of 25 points in each game en rout to their second consecutive trip to the NBA Conference Finals. Tonight, Atlanta did not have one lead.

The Magic's depth has been a reason for their 14 wins in a row, and the 28 victories out of the last 31 games played.

Against the Bobcats, All-Star Center, Dwight Howard was in constant foul trouble, however, that wasn't much of an issue considering the play of Jameer Nelson, who averaged 34 ppg during that series.

Against the Hawks on Monday, Howard completely outplayed Al Horford, requiring double teams for the majority of the game, leaving Vince Carter open to score 22 poi ...

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