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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 16

Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic, Game 1

3:30 EDT | ABC 50-32 @ 59-23 Pythagorean Record: 52-30 Pythagorean Record: 61-21 Pace: 91.6 (22nd) Pace: 92.0 (18th) Offensive Rating: 107.7 (15th) Offensive Rating: 111.4 (4th) Defensive Rating: 103.8 (5th) Defensive Rating: 103.3 (3rd) Amway Arena | Magic won season series 3-1

May 16

A Look at How the Boston Celtics’ Starting Lineup Fares Against the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via ESPN Stats and Information: Boston’s starting five of Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Kendrick Perkins destroyed opponents this season, posting the highest +/- of any 5-player combination in the regular season (+298). Against [the Orlando Magic], however, this lineup was far from dominant. …

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May 16

Sneak Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic, Game 1

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “If their chance to construct a championship era was any grander, it would be lit up in blinking neon and announced by blaring horns. Surely, the Orlando Magic have taken a look around the shifting league landscape below them and admired the view. […] If the Magic can’t see an opening …

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May 15

Saturday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Matt Barnes missed practice on Saturday with spasms in his lower left back, but expects to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. Barnes will arrive at Amway Arena early on Sunday to get treatment on the injury. The rest of Orlando’s active roster …

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May 15

Dwight Howard Needs to Stay on the Floor Against the Boston Celtics

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN Statistics and Information Research: Dwight Howard will be a huge factor in this series. Can Boston get into the paint and score against the [Orlando] Magic while Howard is in the game? 2009-2010 regular season vs. Boston Celtics: Howard On Court Howard Off Court FG …

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May 14

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Garnett, who turns 34 next week, is back at full strength and in full throat. He led a 50-win Celtics team to a surprising 4-2 elimination of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who finished the season with the best record in the league. Now it’s the [Orlando] Magic who have inherited …

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May 14

Blue & White Ignite – Special Fan Activities Announced for Eastern Conference Finals

Via the Orlando Magic: It’s time for Magic fans and the community to jump into the excitement as Blue & White Ignite for the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic encourage their fans to show their spirit and wear Blue and White to ignite the team in the 2010 NBA Playoffs. Some highlights of the …

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May 14

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As seen on ABC’s Sunday Dime. 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 Eastern Conference Finals are set to begin. So, without further …

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May 14

Interview with Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post, Part III

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images No introduction necessary. A few days ago, I was able to ask Rock a few questions to preview the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics. _______ One of the major storylines last year, and even this year, was the “what if” …

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May 14

Interview with Zach Lowe of CelticsHub

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images The Boston Celtics — undoubtedly — have a rich history, a prestigious franchise, and some of the best team blogs in the blogosphere, which are supported by a loyal fanbase that really cares about their C’s. CelticsBlog and Red’s Army are some well-known sites that have been around …

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