January, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 3

Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 24

Preview: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic

7:00 EDT | Sun Sports 16-28 @ 29-15 Pythagorean Record: 15-29 Pythagorean Record: 31-13 Pace: 88.8 (28th) Pace: 92.0 (17th) Offensive Rating: 104.8 (23rd) Offensive Rating: 108.6 (11th) Defensive Rating: 109.6 (24th) Defensive Rating: 102.1 (4th) Amway Center | Magic lead season series 2-0

Jan 24

Magic Basketball will be covering 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend

A brief announcement. This year, Magic Basketball will be covering the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles during the February 18-20 weekend. There will be full coverage of the event, with Media Day, the Rookie Challenge, the Slam Dunk Contest, and then the grand finale — the 60th NBA All-Star Game — serving as …

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Jan 24

Mini-Playbook: The fastbreak three-pointer

Photo by Fernando Medina Fast break points. Any team in the NBA, during games, would like to score in transition as many times as possible. But not all teams in the league are created equal, and some of them are better at scoring on fast breaks than others. And it can’t be underestimated the power …

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Jan 23

Recap: Orlando Magic 118, Houston Rockets 104

BOX SCORE Despite playing on a back-to-back and performing on the road, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Houston Rockets by the score of 118-104 to extend their winning streak to three games. The Magic were led by a balanced attack, as seven players scored in double-figures. Dwight Howard was a dominant force, …

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Jan 22

Preview: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets

8:30 EST | Sun Sports 28-15 @ 20-24 Pythagorean Record: 30-13 Pythagorean Record: 23-21 Pace: 92.0 (17th) Pace: 94.6 (6th) Offensive Rating: 108.1 (11th) Offensive Rating: 110.0 (7th) Defensive Rating: 101.9 (4th) Defensive Rating: 109.4 (24th) Toyota Center | Magic lead season series 1-0

Jan 22

Recap: Orlando Magic 112, Toronto Raptors 72

BOX SCORE Facing off against Hedo Turkoglu‘s former team, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Toronto Raptors by the score of 112-72. The game was close for a half before the Magic outscored the Raptors by 36 points to turn things into a blowout and allow head coach Stan Van Gundy a chance …

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Jan 21

Preview: Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic

7:00 EDT | Fox Sports Florida 13-29 @ 27-15 Pythagorean Record: 15-27 Pythagorean Record: 28-14 Pace: 94.0 (8th) Pace: 92.1 (17th) Offensive Rating: 106.5 (16th) Offensive Rating: 107.7 (13th) Defensive Rating: 111.1 (26th) Defensive Rating: 102.3 (4th) Amway Center | Raptors lead season series 1-0

Jan 21

The Orlando Magic launch first NBA team-sponsored augmented reality kiosk at the Amway Center

Via the Orlando Magic: If you’ve ever wanted to dribble down court dodging NBA greats along the way, now is your chance. Today, the NBA’s Orlando Magic launched a new user-generated, interactive program called “Get in the Game,” to virtually put Orlando Magic fans on the NBA basketball court. Located in the Amway Center’s Nutrilite …

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Jan 21

Video Analysis: A fun fourth quarter between familiar foes

On Monday, the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics engaged in another one of their memorable battles. In recent years, whenever the Magic and Celtics go toe-to-toe with each other, fans are — more often than not — treated to a great game. Head coach Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers are two of the better …

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Jan 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has been struggling lately, and part of that’s because of coach Stan Van Gundy, says, uh, Van Gundy. ‘The biggest thing that he’s struggling with right now is me,’ Van Gundy said. ‘I don’t think that’s necessarily an easy adjustment for anybody, but for a point …

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