The Mighty Struggles of Orlando’s Guards

by June 08, 2009

For the Magic to make this a series, the guards will have to step it up back on their home floor: “The point-guard situation is a mess, to put it kindly, with Jameer Nelson trying to get his feet under him and Rafer Alston trying to locate the basket. The shooting guards are, well…there’s a reason they are called shooting guards, right? But here are the unsightly numbers for some of the them: Alston, Nelson Courtney Lee and J.J. Redick are a combined 14-for-53 (26 percent) in the two games against the Lakers…’Obviously, we didn’t find anybody,’ Coach Stan Van Gundy said after Game 2. “Our guards were 6-for-26, and I think for the most part, again. L.A. ‘s defense was good … but we just couldn’t knock anything down.We were just trying to see if we could get somebody out there who would make shots off of the double-teams and off the pick-and-rolls and things like that. I thought our guys fought hard, but we couldn’t make enough plays.'”