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The Magic are clear favorites but they need more production from center Dwight Howard against the Hawks. Marques Johnson previews the playoff matchup.
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Hi I'm -- a rock and welcome the NBA playoff preview presented by Spalding. It's falling trees to -- Dwight Howard of the magic now facing Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals and for analysis they Tomas fox sports dot com's Marcus Johnson. Mark is the magic day ticket about gets pretty easily but not much production from Dwight Howard. As a coach you're standing Donnie what do you do to get through this guy that hey we need G a little more the series movies through the Twitter message that this sort of how to communicate already had a heated to the Tex would be the best way to do it but what Dwight Howard has got to understand that he's got to play smart basketball. And ordered him to stay on the floor longer than the just 26 minutes he played for games. -- last. First roster you'd Italy -- this series immediately on the floor. The Mets did for them to be successful effort just an attempt -- -- games and rebound the basketball like you did. Had -- 22 Fausto necessary six -- those at the office again and a lot of those just terrible terrible decisions he's got to make better decisions there is definitely on the floor thirty to 35 minutes for the team to advance. Pick up a lot of slack there was Jameer Nelson not a know obviously he has the game and out of nowhere it seemed averaged nearly 24 points per game and at first round. Victory if he continues that kind of play. The magic that's really team to be here yeah I think so and you know this is surprised me because come and have a St. Joe that he was a solid ball throughout but who do a good job getting his team into their office but to be able to score. And averaged 24 points a game on this kind of a setting the first round of the NBA playoffs. I think was possible ginger Mary Nelson he's really impressed with the -- shot the basketball. And and your right that you and he and dad think. This kind of feel the leadership -- for this team number one number two and takes a lot of pressure off Chris Carter who could average of real quiet fifteen points a game and and that we have to worry about trying to dominate offensively. And got a Saban as energy. Truthfully for four for for you know bigger situations that. And come about late last progress -- or later in games yet again and I Jameer Nelson by the way that point four points per game after thirteen. In the regular season Hawks nearly upset by the bucks in the opening round. Had to pull off a game six win in Milwaukee came back game seven to care business what are they have to do to beat the match what united episodes of the series like that for a team like this is a good kind of you know -- -- kick in the pants a slap in the face -- -- -- -- -- and I think that's gonna happen with Atlanta. You know this team just got to focus of Tibetan meltdowns they showed in game five against Milwaukee which was appalling to watch -- -- -- -- triggered that game away. -- you know get the -- lot of credit but the Hawks are talented team. And sometimes when you're talented team -- that you think you can just flip that switch we've seen teams like the Lakers did detract. And do that attacks but this is the team they're young still they've got to play with a lot of energy -- got to try and get -- transitions take advantage of the athleticism Josh Smith particularly as much as possible for the departed -- to -- -- every chance to get to do that I'm really helps -- -- team. But that we've just got to keep the focus to be dramatically displeasure with their coaches that's his biggest out the -- -- -- an interesting match about things very good at home looking very athletic. Orlando us for the seven at home who do you like the series I think it's going to be a seven game series but I but I think the magic because of all the stuff we've talked about the depth -- -- team their ability to shoot the three point shot the magic. I think the magic when this in the long kind of drawn out grueling seven game series meant to but I like the -- Atlanta a long series over Atlanta that is gonna give this NBA playoff previous set of ice all day. It's called. Entered the game markets -- -- the rock -- next.