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’09 Orlando Magic Draw On ’94-’95 Houston Rockets Blueprint for Success

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Tomorrow night, the Lakers and Magic start what could be an epic battle for the NBA title.

 

As I look at the Magic roster, I see many parallels to another great team: the Houston Rockets of the mid '90s.

 

The first and most obvious similarity begins with the dominant big man in the middle.

 

The Magic's Dwight Howard is arguably the best center in the game today. Like the Rockets' Olajawon, the Magic's success begins with the man in the middle.

 

Both teams use the Center to start the offense and surround him with as many shooters as possible. This is what is known as the, “inside-ou...

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