Where Dwight Dunks The Magic To A Win Happens
Ah, the YouTube video post. It makes a blogger’s life so much easier — if by easy, I mean lazy (I do). Thanks to Dwight Howard’s relatively benign double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds and a ton of foul trouble) and to Courtney Lee’s impressive 24-point outing, the Orlando Magic find themselves tied with Philadelphia 76ers at one game each.
The highlight(s) of the game came courtesy of Howard and his astounding athleticism, which allowed him to throw down two nasty dunks, one of which is in the lead video. The second is after the jump:
While Dwight did pull down an obligatory double-double, it might be in Orlando’s best interest if they give their franchise player more than six shots a game. It’s to the point where Howard himself is offering his opinion on the matter. Thankfully for Stan Van, (purposely left of the “Gundy”), Howard “complains” in his normal matter: respectful and without malice — but the point remains, get your franchise center the ball more:
“I would like to see the ball,” Howard later told reporters, who had asked about the team’s typical late tilt toward Hedo Turkoglu, Rashard Lewis and jump shots. “But I’m not going to complain about it.”
If they don’t address this glaring hole in their offensive attack, the Magic could very well fall to the Sixers — especially when they travel to Philadelphia for games three and four.
If his players think Stan Van panics now, just wait to see how he reacts when his team is down 3-1.