April, 2010 | Magic Basketball - Part 6

Monthly Archive: April 2010

Apr 18

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic, Game 1

5:30 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 won season series 3-1

Apr 18

Welcome to the 2010 NBA Playoffs

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Let the countdown begin.

Apr 18

Sneak Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic, Game 1

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic start the choreographed fun late in warm-ups while the crowd settles in. Players begin with a rhythmic clapping and jumping up and down in a semi-circle. Veteran point guard Anthony Johnson moves into the center as the ringmaster and does a “funky dance” to ignite the pregame ritual. He introduces …

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Apr 16

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Magic SF Matt Barnes said Thursday that his camp spoke with the franchise about extending his contract or awarding him with a new deal. “Yeah, we talked to them,” Barnes said told the Sentinel. “We’re going to wait until the season’s over.” Barnes’ agent is Aaron Goodwin, who also represents Magic …

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Apr 16

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2010 NBA Playoffs for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images And the grand finale. I gathered writers, the best of the best in the blogosphere, to participate in a roundtable discussion and answer some of the most pertinent questions concerning the Orlando Magic as the 2010 NBA Playoffs are set to begin. So, without further ado, here are the participants: …

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Apr 16

Interview with Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Ben Q. Rock is a man that needs no introduction, at least to Magic fans that frequent the blogosphere, but deserves one. Rock covers the Magic at Orlando Pinstriped Post, my former stomping grounds for over a year, and has done excellent work for the past three years. …

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Apr 16

Interview with Brett Hainline of Queen City Hoops

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images When it comes to reading up on everything you should know about the Charlotte Bobcats, there’s only two people you need to read — Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer and Brett Hainline of Queen City Hoops. Bonnell is one of the best beat writers in the NBA …

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Apr 15

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter smiled, playfully. Matt Barnes started chuckling. Rashard Lewis called it a “once every blue moon” occurrence. It’s not often Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says nice things about the team he coaches. You know, the one with the second-best record in the NBA, that’s only lost five games …

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Apr 15

Sun Sports/FOX Sports Florida Orlando Magic First Round Playoff Schedule Announced

Via the Orlando Magic: Sun Sports and FOX Sports Florida have announced its local television coverage of the Orlando Magic’s first round, best-of-seven series vs. Charlotte. Sun Sports will air Games 1, 3 and 4 of the series, while FOX Sports Florida will broadcast Game 2. “Magic LIVE” will air 30 minutes before each game, …

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Apr 15

Orlando’s Van Gundy Named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Stan Van Gundy [was] named the NBA Eastern [Conference Coach] of the Month, respectively, for games played in April. Van Gundy led Orlando to an NBA-best 7-1 (.875) record in April, including wins over Cleveland and Dallas. Orlando outscored its opponents …

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