Why Do The Magic Men Keep Losing?

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Why Do The Magic Men Keep Losing?
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O.K., the Magic Men aren't working much magic so far against Kobe and his Lakers. Everything is looking bad. For instance, no games over 24 so far for Superman and they're down 3-1; a position that only eight teams in playoff history have overcome. So what are these supposed Magic Men thinking now? Maybe they give silly excuses like the Lakers have experience or they have a M.V.P. But remember, the Magic beat the best team in the league in 5 games; if that's not experience then I don't know what is.

The Lakers still have Kobe but to counter, the Magic have Superman; who besides dunking, happens to be the defensive player of the year. Not to mention the fact Lewis can hit a three with his eyes closed. So it comes to the Big question again - Why are they still losing? Howard can't score on Phil Jackson's versatile big men nor guard Odom and Gasol at the same time.  This opens up holes for Gasol to unleash his hidden talent of scoring that has not been exercised since his days with the Grizzles.

So how are the Magic supposed to win? Simple but hard - start two centers and stop playing the Howard pass. Start playing a little more creative; I mean they run nearly the same play on every possession. Let's see a little more isolation and a lot less post up. This is the last magic The Magic have.

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