The Christmas Magic has returned!
This is the Wolves' last chance for an easy victory before the schedule becomes nothing short of ridiculous. Rumor on the street is that Ricky will play tonight and sit out tomorrow vs. Miami. Good call? Bad call? Weird call? I'm not sure why they don't just stick to a minute limit, but perhaps that is just fan impatience.
For the Magic, guard Afflalo/Redick on the perimeter, keep Vucevic off the glass, get a hand up on Big Baby in the mid range....and you will probably win the game. Should be no trouble. Tomorrow? Well....yeah.
No word on Love but all signs point to him playing tonight. As the fans turn more and more sour on the guy, he needs every minute to get out of his funk and redeem himself. Something is up.
Prediction: blowout win.
Transition defense. Pek sprints to the corner because Love is in the paint with him yet Love wanders in no man's land while a magic player walks behind him for an open dunk.
Now Davis and Love are going at it like Love didn't destroy him in the first half. Ha. good luck baby.
the last defensive possession is exactly what I'm talking about with Love. While HAM is recovering from the PnR, a serious defender is yelling to him to recover to his right (or some directional instruction) while he sprints back to his man. Instead, he just floated in space guarding neither big man while his man snuck up for the tip-in bucket.
The Magic better put someone in to check Pekovic. If he finishes his layups, they are in trouble. He is destroying them.
The Wolves don't need Rubio to beat Miami. Kevin Love will get his game back tonight and have a career game against Boshina and Haslem.
Good luck Orlando, the lion is uncaged tonight, displaying how great of a fit he will be when he's traded for Afflalo.
I really love our chances here tonight. The Magic have been better than expected, but they aren't a very good team.