December, 2010 | Magic Basketball - Part 3

Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 24

Second Look: Orlando Magic 123, San Antonio Spurs 101

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Gilbert Arenas walked into the Orlando Magic locker room Thursday afternoon and found a handwritten note sitting on his chair. It was from his new coach, Stan Van Gundy. Go out there and play your game. Don’t try to fit in. Push the ball. Arenas heeded that advice hours later, leading the …

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Dec 24

Recap: Orlando Magic 123, San Antonio Spurs 101

BOX SCORE Badly needing a win, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the San Antonio Spurs by the score of 123-101 in front of a nationally televised audience and sellout crowd at the Amway Center. The Spurs entered the game with the best record in the NBA at 25-3 and even though they were …

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Dec 23

Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic

8:00 EST | TNT 25-3 @ 16-12 Pythagorean Record: 22-6 Pythagorean Record: 17-11 Pace: 93.1 (11th) Pace: 91.3 (19th) Offensive Rating: 113.5 (1st) Offensive Rating: 105.3 (18th) Defensive Rating: 103.9 (9th) Defensive Rating: 102.1 (5th) Amway Center | Spurs lead season series 1-0

Dec 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic are averaging 7.9 fastbreak points per game, which is, by far, worst in the NBA. That statistic is mostly with Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter on the wings. With Gilbert Arenas, Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson, the Magic have a trio of wing players who can push …

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Dec 23

Magic players spend the day “Decking the Halls” of Central Florida

Photo by Gary Bassing Via the Orlando Magic: On Wednesday, December 22, Orlando Magic players Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, Ryan Anderson and Brandon Bass “decked the halls” of Central Florida providing youth and families with gift cards for shopping sprees, coats, toys and holiday cheer. The day began with Howard distributing gift cards …

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Dec 23

Sneak Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The person who now wears No. 15 for the Orlando Magic looks and sounds just like the guy who wore No. 15 during the team’s run to the 2009 NBA Finals. Same goatee. Same smile. Same accent. But which Hedo Turkoglu did the Magic receive in their recent blockbuster …

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Dec 22

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Remember all those lofty goals the [Orlando] Magic always had high on their wish list to start a season? Best regular-season record, playoff seeding, home-court advantage. Well, the mission statement has changed dramatically. It’s not that the Magic won’t want to win every game, but there’s truly a bigger picture to …

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Dec 22

A retrospective look at Vince Carter’s time in Orlando

Dec 22

Happy holidays from the Orlando Magic

Via the Orlando Magic

Dec 22

Navigating through murderer’s row

Photo by Fernando Medina Two games since the Orlando Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu. Two losses. Losing to the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks is nothing the Magic should be ashamed of, considering head coach Stan Van Gundy is trying to integrate three players on the fly in the middle of …

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