May, 2010 | Magic Basketball - Part 11

Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 06

Anatomy of Efficiency

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Immediately after the Orlando Magic put the finishing touches on a beat down of epic proportions against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, people — unsurprisingly — went goo goo ga ga when the final score read 114-71. Amidst the blowout …

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May 06

Magic Basketball Named SportsNation’s Site We Like

Today at 4:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN2, Magic Basketball will be featured as SportsNation’s Site We Like.

May 06

Sneak Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic, Game 2

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Stan] Van Gundy said his team was serious even though all the [Orlando] Magic did was watch film and shoot. He said players have been sharply focused ‘for the last three months.’ And, to a man, says small forward Mickael Pietrus, they are on ‘a mission’ to win the title. They …

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May 05

Playoff Ticket Update

Via the Orlando Magic: 250 Tickets Remain For Game 2 of the Orlando Magic’s Eastern Conference Semifinals series vs. Atlanta. Orlando leads the series 1-0. Game 2 is set for Thursday, May 6, at 8 p.m., at Amway Arena. While supplies last, single game tickets for the 2010 Orlando Magic playoffs, presented by Bright House …

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May 05

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: ” The Orlando Magic on Wednesday held a light practice that consisted of some film work, some shooting, some weightlifting … and also a history lesson, courtesy of their coach, Stan Van Gundy. Fresh off of Tuesday night’s 114-71 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Van Gundy shared some numbers and percentages …

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May 05

Dwight Howard Headlines 2009-10 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, winner of the 2009-10 Defensive Player of the Year Award presented by Kia Motors, and guard Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics headline the NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. By totaling 57 points overall, including 28 First …

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May 05

Air France Ready for Takeoff

May 05

Second Look: Orlando Magic 114, Atlanta Hawks 71

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Who knew that the Orlando Magic would end up taking another day off? They certainly couldn’t have expected it to be this easy or their play to be this crisp once they blew off the cobwebs. But with their game in mothballs for seven days, the Magic showed none of the …

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May 04

Recap: Orlando Magic 114, Atlanta Hawks 71

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images BOX SCORE To annihilate is to destroy completely. In Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Orlando Magic showcased what ‘annihilate’ means as they were able to defeat the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 114-71. This was, quite simply, a savage beating. Two players for the …

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May 04

Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic, Game 1

8:00 EDT | TNT 53-29 @ 59-23 Pythagorean Record: 54-28 Pythagorean Record: 61-21 Pace: 90.1 (27th) Pace: 92.0 (18th) Offensive Rating: 111.9 (2nd) Offensive Rating: 111.4 (4th) Defensive Rating: 106.7 (13th) Defensive Rating: 103.3 (3rd) Amway Arena | Magic won season series 3-1

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