Thursday, May 06, 2010

Game Preview: Atlanta Hawks (0-1) @ Orlando Magic (1-0)

TIP-OFF: 8pm (EDT)

TELEVISION
: ESPN, ESPN3

CHAT: Daily Dime Live (I will not be chatting during the game tonight)

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Magic

ATLANTA INJURY/ACTIVATION REPORT: Randolph Morris will "probably" be activated, presumably at the expense of Mario West.

ORLANDO INJURY REPORT
: None.

BY THE NUMBERS

Season
Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (off)
88.6
1.128
50.3 21.2
28.5 13.5
ORL (def)
90.2 1.043 47.6
27.5
22.6
14.3

Season
Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (def)
88.6
1.082
49.5 27.7
27.4 15.4
ORL (off)
90.2 1.134 53.6
24.9
24.7
15.6

Playoffs Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (off)
86.4
1.054
46.7 19.6
31.3 14.6
ORL (def)
85.7 0.925 45
33.1
22.3
18

Playoffs Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (def)
86.3
1.075
48 25.4
28.8 14.5
ORL (off)
85.5 1.154 53.5
30.4
27.1
15.1

Head-to-Head Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL
88.7
0.903
42 15.7
16.7 14.6
ORL
88.5 1.146 53.8
22.6
26.8
14.2

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY
: Orlando -9.5, 189.5 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES
: Magic Basketball, Orlando Pinstriped Post, Orlando Magic Daily

PREVIOUSLY
...the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-71 in the first game of the series on Tuesday night.

Quotes, Notes, and Links from Game 1

The Orlando Magic won three of four regular season meetings against the Atlanta Hawks.

Orlando dominated the season series, in part, by attempting many more three-pointers and free throws and many fewer long two-point jump shots than Atlanta.

An updated (through Game 1 of the playoff series) look at shot selection.

1 comment:

Bronn said...

A prediction. Without watching any of the post-game coverage or press conferences, I suspect that when you get the quotes up tomorrow, we'll see a lot of Hawks patting themselves and each other on the back. "Hey, we played good enough to win, and only lost by 14." Most specifically, I expect to see it from Woody and Josh Smith.

I'm looking forward to seeing if I'm right. They were trying to sit on an 8 point lead for the last 24 minutes, even though it was gone almost immediately out of the gate.