April, 2010 | Magic Basketball - Part 4

Monthly Archive: April 2010

Apr 23

Video Analysis: Vince Carter and the Pick and Roll

Vince Carter is your classic “love/hate” player. For whatever reason, Carter stirs the emotions of almost any basketball fan one way or the other and it usually leads to heated debates praising or criticizing him at every turn. That being said, it came as no surprise that after Carter struggled mightily in Game 1 against …

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Apr 23

Video Highlights: Dwight Howard

It’s been an uphill battle for Dwight Howard to stay on the floor against the Charlotte Bobcats and make an impact on both ends of the court but he’s been doing the best he can, considering the circumstances. Credit needs to be given to the Bobcats because they have done an excellent job of neutralizing …

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Apr 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is letting his opinions fly and — another $35,000 later — he’s learning freedom of speech isn’t free. Not in the NBA. We’ll get to another topic — what Van Gundy thinks about Michael Jordan, his Charlotte Bobcats and Jordan’s place in basketball …

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Apr 22

Superman Makes an Appearance

Apr 22

Second Look: Orlando Magic 92, Charlotte Bobcats 77

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Only 14 teams in NBA history have won a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0. Like in Orlando’s 98-89 Game 1 victory, [Dwight] Howard again battled through foul trouble, held to another 28-minute night. Backup Marcin Gortat was re-signed at a high price for these situations and again played about …

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Apr 21

Recap: Orlando Magic 92, Charlotte Bobcats 77

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE In a game where things shifted back and forth between a defensive struggle and a shootout, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats by the score of 92-77 to take a 2-0 series lead in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs. …

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Apr 21

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic, Game 2

7:00 EDT | Fox Sports Florida, TNT 44-38 @ 59-23 Pythagorean Record: 45-37 Pythagorean Record: 61-21 Pace: 90.4 (26th) Pace: 92.0 (18th) Offensive Rating: 104.4 (24th) Offensive Rating: 111.4 (4th) Defensive Rating: 102.8 (1st) Defensive Rating: 103.3 (3rd) Amway Arena | Magic lead series 1-0

Apr 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter said he watched film of Game 1 to review his shot selection. He said he liked almost all of the looks he got and will take the same shots if he gets them again. There were a couple times when he said he forced a fadeaway, but …

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Apr 21

Magic Fans Can Win ‘Magic 1 Day Giveaway’ to Charlotte for Game 3

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic and AirTran Airways are bringing Magic fans an opportunity to travel to watch the Magic in action on the road during the First Round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs with the ‘Magic 1 Day Getaway.’ The Magic and AirTran Airways will release clues on their Facebook pages and …

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Apr 21

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s Block Party

As you may have heard by now, yesterday, Dwight Howard was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for a second consecutive season. By winning the award in back-to-back years, Howard joined the likes of Sidney Moncrief, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, and Ben Wallace as players that have accomplished the feat. …

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