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vince carter magicThe Magic appear be making the biggest most confusing move of the day. The NBA Draft is just hours away and the Magic are presumably trying to better there team heading into tonight–although I believe that is debatable.

The Orlando Sentinel says that the Magic have agreed in principle to trade Rafer Alston, Courtney Lee and Tony Battie to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for eight-time All-Star Vince Carter. Carter will make $16.3 million next season and $17.3 million the following season with a team option in 2011-12.

I feel like this makes it hard to impossible for Orlando to resign Hedo Turkoglu who will be opting out of his contract. Not to mention the fact that Courtney Lee had a good rookie season which continued into the playoffs.

The addition of Vince Carter with a healthy Jameer Nelson is intriguing. Apparently so much so that the Magic couldn’t not resist. Carter is a great, great player but he has not proven to be a winner in the NBA. The Magic are breaking up a young team that made a run to the Finals. I believe this move creates more questions than answers for Orlando. (more…)

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The key match-up we have all been overlooking…

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Two of the best college basketball players of the last decade plus! Unfortunately, I think there might be a better chance of seeing Morrison on the floor before Redick. After J.J.’s 3/11 and 8 points in 62+ minute Finals performance thus far, he didn’t get off the pine last game.

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I didn’t have the easiest time getting out of bed this morning. Hey, it happens. However, I’m thinking that David Stern is sprawled out somewhere, passed out after an all night binger.

Last night he, as we all did, watched the lowly Orlando Magic hold off the Cavs in overtime. This either sets the stage for a lack luster NBA Finals or the greatest comeback in the NBA Playoffs have seen in years. (more…)

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86365060EG024_ORLANDO_MAGICI’m sure you have heard the saying, “they just don’t know how to win.” It would seem that is the perfect mantra for Stan Van Gundy’s Dwight Howard’s Orlando Magic. This team has repeatedly had Boston squashed in this series but cannot, for the life of them, finish out a game strong.

The Magic have lost 4 games this post season by less than 5 points. Not a stat that a championship contender generally has. In this current series, their leads seem to magically disappear in the 4th quarter.

For a second imagine the collision course with the Cav’s that a healthy Celtic’s team would be on right now. It found at least make the Conference Finals somewhat interesting.

The fact that Dwight and company have not yet put a way a Celtics team that is running at about 60% at this point, is pathetic. (more…)

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glen davis game winner pushThe Big Baby was the unlikely hero in game 4 for the Celtics.

Davis made a 21-foot jumper as time expired to give Boston a 1-point victory. What people might tend to forget is that Davis also hit a jumper in the final minute to put the Celtics up 1-point.

After the Finals concluded last year, Doc Rivers told the Big Baby to develop a jump shot in the 15 foot range. That is exactly what Davis did and it was on display once again Sunday night.

davis pushBig Baby not only gave the C’s fans a night to remember but in the process gave a small boy a story to tell on Monday morning.

After hitting the game winner, Davis ran up the sideline just beyond the Magic bench. Here he came into contact with a small child whom he abruptly tossed aside. The kid had some mass to him but Davis is no small fry.

If you haven’t noticed the Big Baby tends to get exceedingly excited sometimes.

Thanks to CelticsBlog for the animated GIF.

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Eddie House is one of those extremely streaky shooters. When he is on he is unstoppable. And when he isn’t he could star in the D-league. Maybe it is because of these hot and cold streaks but when Eddie gets hot he has a tendency to jump around the court throwing his arms up and yelling. I could see how this could get under an opponents skins.

That being said, it was a bit of a shock to see Skip To My Lou smack House in the head. House drained a three right in Alston’s face. I mean right in his grill. House’s elbow might have come down and grazed Alston–but that was solely a product of how close Alston was covering House. A second later Alston slapped House in the back of the head.

Not long after the incident, you could see that Alston knew he screwed up big time.

Alston should be gone for game 3. This puts the Magic backcourt at even more of a disadvantage; if that was even possible. Rondo dropped another triple-double last night.

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