Magic Find Their Point Guard, but Not Who You Think
What a great Game 2 after a horrid Game 1, but one thing didn't change and that is that none of the Magic point guards arrived in the building.
In Jameer Nelson's case, he gets a pass since he has been out since February.
But Rafer Alston has been terrible in the finals, and the worst thing about it is his attitude.
He is the starting point guard in the NBA Finals, so he needs to take it easy. Alston was traded to replace a top 10 point guard in the league and yet he is offended by Nelson getting lots of minutes and attention.
Isn't the Finals where you give it your all, no matter your position in the lineup? I mean, it might be your last chance at a ring. And after the season, you can always leave the team.
But Orlando got lucky. Where Stan van Gundy dosn't get credit, I will give it.
Van Gundy got fed up with the bad play at the point guard position and played J.J. Redick while asking Hedo Turkoglu to play point. He was rewarded with his best matchup against the Lakers.
I expect Van Gundy to play that lineup more in Game 3, and it would be nice to see him play Nelson 25 minutes, Anthony Johnson five minutes, and the tall matchup the rest of the way, because it present the greatest threat to the Lakers.
And as for Alston, his attitude is inexcusable and the team would be better off without him.
All in all, I believe that if Van Gundy plays this tall lineup for 20 minutes a game, he might be able to make a series out of this.
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