What up, what up??? Hope everybody out there had a good weekend. And I hope that you guys were checking out our big win in Cleveland on Sunday instead of watching Tiger Woods and The Masters. Lol
Cleveland didn’t play LeBron and Big Shaq, and early in the game it was kind of a big letdown for us because we had prepared to face Cleveland’s best team. We fell behind by like 16 points, but we fought back and got the W.
Later yesterday, L.A. lost to Portland, so that puts us ahead of them in the standings. If we can just beat Indy tonight and Philly on Wednesday, then we’ll have the second best record in the league.
That might not sound like much, but if we get back to the Finals, it means that we’d be at home for the first two games and Games 6 and 7. After getting there last year and having to start in LA, we made it one of our goals this year to get homecourt advantage in the Finals.
A lot of teams have been resting guys lately to get ready for the playoffs, but we haven’t done that at all. We have played to the end no matter what’s at stake. And that’s the way guys want it. We want to be out there playing and staying sharp for the playoffs. My knee could use a little rest, but I’d rather have my game and my shot tight when the playoffs roll around.
I had a pretty good game yesterday in Cleveland and made three 3-pointers. I even hit one close to that same spot that I hit that one in Game 1 last spring in the Eastern Conference Finals in Cleveland. That was one of the biggest shots of my career and I’ll never forget that moment. They had just gone up by two points and when Varejao backed off of me I hit that 3-pointer.
Cleveland’s crowd is so so so loud, and it was nice to quiet them down in that Game 1 right off the bat. I think it set the tempo in that series and helped us beat them and get to the Finals.
That was last year, we've got a lot of work to do first. Looks like we’ll have to open against Charlotte. The playoffs are going to be so much fun again, and I’m glad they are almost here. We want that championship so bad and we’ll do anything to get it. So we need all of our Magic fans to get behind us these next few weeks because it’s going to be a fun run in the playoffs.
GO MAGIC!!! – ‘SHARD