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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Matt Barnes will test the free-agent market this summer. Barnes said minutes ago that he will not exercise his player option for the 2010-11 season, but he added that he hopes to return to the Orlando Magic. ‘As for me and my contract situation, I’m going to opt out,’ Barnes told reporters …

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May 31

Vince Carter’s Top 10 Plays from the 2009-2010 Regular Season

May 29

Second Look: Boston Celtics 96, Orlando Magic 84

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “In the end, it was the beginning of the games that doomed the Orlando Magic and derailed their championship chase. […] The Celtics built upon early leads in three of their four victories, a tell-tale Game 3 rout that put the Magic in a still inescapable 0-3 hole. Playing catch-up all series, …

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May 29

Recap: Boston Celtics 96, Orlando Magic 84

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images BOX SCORE In a rather uneventful evening, the Boston Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic by the score of 96-84 to advance to the NBA Finals for a second time in three years. Dwight Howard had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two steals, Vince Carter had 17 points and seven rebounds …

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May 28

Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 6

8:30 EDT | ESPN 59-23 @ 50-32 Pythagorean Record: 61-21 Pythagorean Record: 52-30 Pace: 92.0 (18th) Pace: 91.6 (22nd) Offensive Rating: 111.4 (4th) Offensive Rating: 107.7 (15th) Defensive Rating: 103.3 (3rd) Defensive Rating: 103.8 (5th) TD Garden | Celtics lead series 3-2

May 28

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: ” ‘Ridiculous.’ That’s the word Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy used to describe a Boston Herald column in which Ron Borges labeled Dwight Howard as ‘a cheap-shot artist’ and advocated that the Boston Celtics attempt to impose ‘frontier justice’ on Howard in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight.” George Diaz of …

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May 28

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s Impact on Defense

Even though Dwight Howard has played well on offense in the last two games for the Orlando Magic, everything starts and ends with his defense. Because the Magic rely so much on Howard’s defense, similarly to how the Cleveland Cavaliers rely so much on LeBron James’ offense, they tend to struggle to win games when …

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May 28

How is There a Game 6 for the Orlando Magic?

Photo by Gary Green-Pool/Getty Images After being left for dead following an embarrassing loss in Game 3, not many people expected to see the Orlando Magic play the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic, for lack of a better word, quit in Game 3 and didn’t put …

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May 28

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 6

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Most things are overstated in the ying and yang of the playoffs, but this is not one of them: Tonight’s the biggest night in the history of the Orlando Magic since 1995. Why? If the Magic win Game 6 against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, they will have …

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May 27

Thursday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “So [Vince Carter is] taking a beating, and the media are exploiting the usual talking points about him: he’s soft, he’s not clutch, he’s timid, he doesn’t have a “killer instinct.” And, well, yeah, there’s truth to some of that, insofar as he’s having a pretty terrible series, shooting …

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