December, 2010 | Magic Basketball - Part 8

Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 06

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 80, Orlando Magic 74

BOX SCORE In a poorly played game on both sides, the Atlanta Hawks were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 80-74. The Magic welcomed back Dwight Howard, Mickael Pietrus, and J.J. Redick from a stomach virus that ravaged the team during their three-game road trip in the Midwest. Jameer Nelson sat …

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Dec 06

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the Atlanta Hawks visited Amway Center on Nov. 8, the Orlando Magic were focused on stopping volume-scoring guard Joe Johnson. Despite new coach Larry Drew’s intent to install the motion offense, Atlanta’s offense was more efficient by isolating Johnson and working the offense through him, so that’s what they …

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Dec 06

Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic

7:00 EDT | Sun Sports 13-8 @ 15-5 Pythagorean Record: 12-9 Pythagorean Record: 15-5 Pace: 92.4 (21st) Pace: 91.2 (19th) Offensive Rating: 109.3 (9th) Offensive Rating: 108.1 (13th) Defensive Rating: 106.7 (14th) Defensive Rating: 100.2 (2nd) Amway Center | Magic lead season series 1-0

Dec 06

The struggles of Chris Duhon

When general manager Otis Smith signed Chris Duhon as a free agent in the offseason, the expectation was that the Orlando Magic would seal up the back-up point guard role for the next few years. Previous back-ups like Anthony Johnson and Jason Williams served their roles effectively for the Magic, but each of them were …

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Dec 06

Remembering the month of November

Dec 06

Sneak Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy left Wisconsin hoping that Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Mickael Pietrus and J.J. Redick will recover from their stomach virus in time to play Monday against the Atlanta Hawks. But Van Gundy also emphasized that he had no idea whether the foursome would be healthy enough. [...] …

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Dec 04

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Detroit Pistons 91

BOX SCORE No Dwight Howard. No Jameer Nelson. No J.J. Redick. No Mickael Pietrus. And after spraining his right foot literally seconds after checking into the game in the second quarter, no Ryan Anderson either. Guess what? No problem. Despite playing the basketball equivalent of a skeleton crew, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat …

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Dec 03

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month presented by Kia Motors for games played during October/November. It marks the fifth time of his career that Howard has earned the league’s top monthly honor (April 2006, November 2006, November 2007, …

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Dec 03

Preview: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons

7:30 EDT | Sun Sports 14-4 @ 6-13 Pythagorean Record: 14-4 Pythagorean Record: 6-13 Pace: 91.5 (19th) Pace: 89.0 (28th) Offensive Rating: 108.2 (11th) Offensive Rating: 103.8 (24th) Defensive Rating: 99.6 (1st) Defensive Rating: 110.3 (25th) The Palace at Auburn Hills | Magic lead season series 1-0

Dec 03

Revisiting Jameer Nelson’s rise to prominence, Part II

There are many ‘what if’ questions that Magic fans ask on occasion. Some wonder how the Orlando Magic would have fared if Grant Hill was healthy. Others try to figure out if the Magic had a chance to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA Finals if Jameer Nelson didn’t have to rush back …

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