Tuesday, May 25, 2010

where's vince?

The Orlando Magic managed to break through last night at Boston and avoid being swept out of the playoffs, escaping with a 96-92 overtime win.

But, I was shocked when I saw Vince Carter's line. In almost 31 minutes, he tallied:

3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks, 3 turnovers, 1-9 FGs, 0-3 3PT, 1-1 FTs.

What makes it look even worse, if that's possible, is that everyone's talking about how Carter disappears at crunch time. In Game 2, with the Magic down by three, 31.9 seconds left, Carter, an 84% shooter from the line during the regular season, bricked two free throws. Orlando went on to lose, 95-92.

Fortunately, despite Carter's dismal performance in Game 4, Orlando survived. Carter will have a chance to redeem himself. For his sake, I hope he comes through with a big game and helps push the series to a sixth game.

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