Basketball: Orlanda Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks (NBA Playoffs)

On Monday I shot the final game of the Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks second round playoff series.  The game, as was the series, was a let down.  The Hawks never really had a chance and ended up getting swept.  There wasn’t much celebration or dejection as I think most of the players saw it as inevitable after their dismal performances over the prior three games.

Also, because so many media outlets were covering the game, US Presswire was relegated to the middle area of the arena to shoot from, instead of the normal baseline seats.  Luckily, I’d been warned ahead of time about this and brought my 400mm lens so I was still able to get reasonably close to the action.  That said, I prefer shooting from the baseline and like those photos better than the ones I got.

Orlando Magic

NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB FROM YRS
33 Ryan Anderson F 6-10 240 05/06/1988 California 1
22 Matt Barnes F 6-7 226 03/09/1980 UCLA 6
30 Brandon Bass F 6-8 250 04/30/1985 Louisiana State 4
15 Vince Carter G-F 6-6 220 01/26/1977 North Carolina 11
31 Adonal Foyle C 6-10 270 03/09/1975 Colgate 12
13 Marcin Gortat C-F 6-11 240 02/17/1984 Lodz, Poland 2
12 Dwight Howard C 6-11 265 12/08/1985 SW Atlanta Christian Academy 5
8 Anthony Johnson G 6-3 195 10/02/1974 Charleston (SC) 12
9 Rashard Lewis F 6-10 230 08/08/1979 Alief Elsik HS (TX) 11
14 Jameer Nelson G 6-0 190 02/09/1982 Saint Joseph’s 5
20 Mickael Pietrus F-G 6-6 215 02/07/1982 Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 6
7 J.J. Redick G 6-4 190 06/24/1984 Duke 3
44 Jason Williams G 6-1 180 11/18/1975 Florida 10

Atlanta Hawks

NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB FROM YRS
10 Mike Bibby G 6-2 195 05/13/1978 Arizona 11
34 Jason Collins C 7-0 255 12/02/1978 Stanford 8
11 Jamal Crawford G 6-5 200 03/20/1980 Michigan 9
1 Maurice Evans G-F 6-5 220 11/08/1978 Texas 6
15 Al Horford C-F 6-10 245 06/03/1986 Florida 2
2 Joe Johnson G 6-7 240 06/29/1981 Arkansas 8
33 Randolph Morris C 6-11 275 01/02/1986 Kentucky 3
27 Zaza Pachulia C-F 6-11 275 02/10/1984 Tbilisi, Georgia 6
32 Joe Smith F-C 6-10 225 07/26/1975 Maryland 14
5 Josh Smith F 6-9 240 12/05/1985 Oak Hill Academy 5
0 Jeff Teague G 6-2 180 06/10/1988 Wake Forest R
6 Mario West G 6-5 210 06/19/1984 Georgia Tech 2
24 Marvin Williams F 6-9 240 06/19/1986 North Carolina 4

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