The Conference Call: December 17, 2007
Posted Jan 7 2008 1:22PM
During the season, NBA.com editors Darren Misener, Martin Sumners and Jim Reilly will be keeping you updated on all the best news and content from around the 30 team sites in the Conference Call Blog. East, Week 1 | West, Week 1 | East, Week 2 | West, Week 2 | East, Week 3 | West, Week 3 | East, Week 4 | West, Week 4 | East, Week 5 | West, Week 5 | East, Week 6 | West, Week 6 | East, Week 7 | West, Week 7
Looking Up in Orlando
Despite the early success in Orlando, Scott Anez of the Anez Sez blog on Magic.com detects an unnecessary amount of hand-wringing regarding the emerging squad led by MVP candidate Dwight Howard. "Here we are, Magic fans, 17-8 on the season. We lead the Southeast Division by three games over red hot Washington. We have the third best record in the Eastern Conference," sez Anez. "Yet, everywhere I go, people ask me, 'What’s wrong with the Magic?'"
Anez surmises that perhaps a less than stellar 5-5 home record is responsible for the disproportianate amount of naysaying. "I can’t give you an explanation for the lackadaisical play at home lately," sez Scott. "It seems like our interest is only peaked only when it’s too late. In the NBA, any team can beat you on a given night." Anez then poses a rhetorical question. "Yet, with all the problems ... the injuries ... the homecourt woes ... the schedule ... If, at the beginning of the year, I told you that the Orlando Magic would win 17 of their first 25 games, you’d take it in a heartbeat, wouldn’t you?"
It Ain't Easy Playing Green
Voice of the Raptors Chuck Swirsky sums up Toronto's loss to Boston: "Too Much KG."
Et Tu, Paschke?
The Paschketball Blog on Bucks.com also chronicles the difficulties of facing the Green Monsters.
Never Say Never Again
The Optimist on Cavs.com finds reason for hope after a tough loss. TheBron is about this: "NEVER having two bad games in a row."
Where All-Access Happens
Bobcats.com teams up with ESPN to provide an insiders view of an NBA Game Day.
According to Pistons.com, Detroit is thrilled with the arrival of Primo Brezec and Walter Hermann.
Are You Experienced
Slam Magazine's Lang Whitaker blogs on Hawks.com about the Maturation of Josh Smith.
The Wizards Blog notes another Brendan Haywood double-double in another Washington victory.
Pacers.com's Fantasy Forecast sees Jermaine O'Neal moving up the board and Danny Granger all over the board.