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2010 Playoff Series Preview: Orlando vs. Charlotte

Posted by Neil Paine on April 16, 2010

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2. Orlando Magic

Coach: Stan Van Gundy
SRS: 7.12 (1st of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 92.0 (18th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 111.4 (4th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 103.3 (3rd of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Orlando Magic 0.536 2 0.136 17 0.246 25 0.246 7
Orlando Magic - Opp 0.477 1 0.122 26 0.226 1 0.205 3

Roster (w/ 2010 Regular-Season Stats)

Pos Player Age Ht Wt G MPG ORtg %Pos DRtg SPM T/Min %Pass %Shoot %Fouled %TO
C/PF Dwight Howard 24 83 240 82 34.7 113.4 24.6 95.3 7.21 0.94 32 32 26 10
SF/PF Rashard Lewis 30 82 215 72 32.9 110.7 18.3 104.1 1.74 0.72 37 48 9 6
SG/SF Vince Carter 33 79 215 75 30.8 112.1 24.2 105.3 2.62 1.21 50 37 9 4
SF/PF Matt Barnes 29 79 235 81 25.9 111.2 16.4 102.8 1.34 0.76 50 35 8 7
PG Jameer Nelson 27 72 190 65 28.6 109.8 23.3 106.1 0.22 1.64 69 23 3 5
SG J.J. Redick 25 76 190 82 22.0 123.2 17.7 107.6 0.99 0.97 54 32 11 4
PG Jason Williams 34 73 190 82 20.8 114.6 15.6 106.2 -0.45 1.37 76 19 1 4
SG/SF Mickael Pietrus 27 78 215 75 22.5 105.8 16.8 104.0 -0.36 0.59 29 55 9 7
PF Marcin Gortat 25 84 240 81 13.4 112.7 13.6 99.3 -1.73 0.41 23 52 14 11
PF Ryan Anderson 21 82 240 63 14.4 111.8 23.5 103.3 1.97 0.81 30 53 9 8
PF Brandon Bass 24 80 240 50 13.0 111.7 20.4 103.6 -2.65 0.67 26 54 12 7
PG/SG Anthony Johnson 35 75 190 31 13.1 109.8 17.8 105.6 -1.25 1.31 71 21 3 5

Best Pure Shooter: J.J. Redick
Best 3 Pt. Shooters: J.J. Redick, Rashard Lewis
Best Scorer: Vince Carter
Best Rebounder: Dwight Howard
Best Passer: Jameer Nelson
Best Defender: Dwight Howard
Who to Foul: Dwight Howard (59.2%)

7. Charlotte Bobcats

Coach: Larry Brown
SRS: 1.30 (15th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 90.4 (26th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 104.4 (24th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 102.8 (1st of 30)

Four Factors

Team eFG% Rank TOV% Rank ORB% Rank FT/FGA Rank
Charlotte Bobcats 0.490 24 0.151 30 0.265 17 0.260 3
Charlotte Bobcats - Opp 0.491 11 0.147 3 0.258 10 0.194 1

Roster (w/ 2010 Regular-Season Stats)

Pos Player Age Ht Wt G MPG ORtg %Pos DRtg SPM T/Min %Pass %Shoot %Fouled %TO
SF Gerald Wallace 27 79 215 76 41.0 113.2 19.9 99.8 4.11 0.83 38 37 18 7
PF/SF/C Boris Diaw 27 80 215 82 35.4 107.1 17.0 105.3 0.35 1.05 64 26 4 6
SF Stephen Jackson 31 80 218 72 39.3 99.9 26.7 104.1 1.64 1.23 46 37 9 7
PG Raymond Felton 25 73 198 80 33.0 106.7 20.1 103.5 1.51 1.47 69 22 4 4
C/PF Theo Ratliff 36 82 225 28 22.3 99.8 13.0 102.2 -1.52 0.48 39 40 11 11
PG D.J. Augustin 22 72 180 80 18.4 106.0 18.0 106.6 -1.46 1.22 65 25 6 4
C Tyson Chandler 27 85 235 51 22.8 107.3 15.0 101.7 -2.58 0.45 19 38 26 18
SF/SG Stephen Graham 27 78 215 70 11.5 103.7 16.6 103.9 -3.75 0.59 29 52 12 8
PF Tyrus Thomas 23 81 215 25 21.7 97.3 21.8 96.5 2.54 0.82 33 43 15 9
SG/PG/SF Larry Hughes 31 77 184 14 21.1 96.5 21.1 108.4 -1.08 1.22 59 28 7 5
C/PF Nazr Mohammed 32 82 221 58 17.0 113.4 21.1 101.3 -0.82 0.69 25 52 16 8
F Derrick Brown 22 79 225 57 9.4 107.5 16.9 103.6 -1.64 0.65 33 44 18 6
G Gerald Henderson 22 77 215 43 8.3 95.9 17.6 103.8 -4.10 0.67 33 45 17 6
C DeSagana Diop 28 84 300 27 9.7 94.3 9.2 101.5 -3.11 0.30 38 37 10 15

Best Pure Shooter: D.J. Augustin
Best 3 Pt. Shooter: D.J. Augustin
Best Scorer: Stephen Jackson
Best Rebounder: Nazr Mohammed
Best Passer: Raymond Felton
Best Defender: Gerald Wallace
Who to Foul: Stephen Graham (64.6%)

Season Series

Magic win series 4-0
Game 1 @ ORL - Magic 98, Bobcats 89
Game 2 @ ORL - Magic 92, Bobcats 77
Game 3 @ CHA - Magic 90, Bobcats 86
Game 4 @ CHA - Magic 99, Bobcats 90
Picks Most Likely Second Opinion
SPM "True Skill" Projection says: Magic in 5 Magic in 4
I say: Magic in 5 Magic in 4

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5 Responses to “2010 Playoff Series Preview: Orlando vs. Charlotte”

  1. Magic's Johnson Says:

    Neil, you look like a fuckin rapist in your "TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown" picture!

  2. Neil Paine Says:

    LOL, yeah, that was last year -- I found out I needed a picture late the night before the picks were due, so I got somebody to snap one really quick and just sent it in. I probably should have asked Henry to change it, but maybe it will scare the other competitors into submission...

  3. sp6r=underrated Says:

    Magic easy. I think they'll sweep. The hidden story this year is how great the Magic have played the last two months. They finished the season 23-5, with an + 11.8 point differential. The two best teams, by far, are in the East this year.

  4. Neil Paine Says:

    True. Cleveland held the SRS lead for almost the entire season, but Orlando caught them this week because the Cavs sat LeBron.

  5. Eddy Says:

    I know the Magic will probably win this series without too much difficulty but I'm still excited for the matchup. The Bobcats will present a nice challenge.