Since When Do the Orlando Magic Have Problems with the Heat? A Bad Finish

November 26th, 2009 by C.J. Myles Leave a reply »
Going into this game, even though I was at work, I looked up all the stats. Magic were 13-1 against Miami in the last 14 matchups. Beasley was only just starting to show colors. J-Will was picking up the Magic flair, and this was shaping up into a game that we actually thought we had.

And we did. But not everything goes as planned. Especially not since Lewis's return.

I wrote earlier about the downfall of Ryan Anderson now that Lewis is back and how much we're actually missing by limiting Anderson's minutes. It's gotten worse as Ryan had only 15 minutes against the Celtics and last night, 17.5 minutes.

I'll admit, I've become a bit of a Ryan Anderson fan (I was able to rewatch a decent chunk of Magic games after doing my research from my last article) so it hurt to see that, once again, Anderson outperforms Lewis with small minutes. Key weaknesses to this game.

Lewis —3-for-15 shooting, 1-6 from behind the arc. Nine points, three turnovers. Almost 33 minutes on the floor. While Lewis admits he's not yet up to speed with his shooting, a question is still on my mind: Why is he still on the floor for 33 minutes?

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