Wow, I had no idea the Sixers have had such poor individual performances against the Magic. 39 percent from Miller, 37 percent from Iggy, and 29 percent from Lou isn't going to cut it in the playoffs.
Bill Green and Samuel Dalembert have actually done their part in the three losses, so it's up to the Andres to step it up. I don't know about you, but the fact that we're relying on the Andres to step up rather than the role players, makes me that much more confident we can pull the upset.
The only other number which stand out is the lack of blocks and steals we've racked up against the Magic. Steals are important so the Sixers can get out and run.
Now let's look at the Magic's numbers against the Sixers.
Bad news: We have yet to see the best of Dwight Howard.
Good news: Lewis and Turkoglu have played slightly over their heads against the Sixers.
And in case you were wondering, here are the dreaded 3-point stats from Hedo and Rashard:
Lewis: 4.3 - 8.7 (50%)
Turkoglu: 2.3 - 5.0 (47%)
Hedo and Rashard have shot nearly a combined 50 percent against the Sixers this season! That obviously has to change, and I will seriously question the Sixers coaching staff if they don't figure out a way to get those numbers down.
Check back for more preview-ish stuff. I'm going to keep it poppin' until tip-off.