February, 2011 | Magic Basketball

Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 28

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The NBA has reviewed the technical foul that Dwight Howard committed Friday night and determined that it will stand as called. The decision leaves the Orlando Magic center with 15 technical fouls this season, one short of a mandatory one-game suspension by the league. Howard committed his latest technical in Friday night’s 111-88 victory …

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Feb 28

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

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 27. It marks the fifth time this season, which is an NBA-high (LeBron James-4), and the 16th time of his career that Howard has earned the league’s top …

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Feb 28

Dwight Howard and the elusive MVP award

Photo by Fernando Medina The MVP award is one of the hardest to define, and though usually it is given to a statistically dominant player, it occasionally goes to a guy whose stats don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes critics agree that a certain player is dominant even if other players have a statistical edge. …

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Feb 28

Getting a grip on the Magic’s future

Photo by Fernando Medina If I pay a whole lot of attention to what’s been said and written recently, joining the MBN community right now is sort of like moving into a mansion that was just built on an active fault line. That is, the features are fantastic–there’s an MVP candidate playing out of his …

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Feb 28

Welcome Nate Drexler and Danny Nowell

Say hello to Magic Basketball’s version of the Big Three™. MBN has been in existence for nearly a year and since the NBA is quickly entering a “superteam” era, I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and create a team of writers that will be bringing their talents to this site on a …

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Feb 27

Recap: Orlando Magic 100, Charlotte Bobcats 86

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats by the score of 100-86 to extend their winning streak to two games. This was a simple case of the Magic being the better team. Orlando was led by a balanced attack, as five players scored in double-figures. Dwight Howard had a quiet …

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Feb 27

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic

6:00 EST | Sun Sports 26-32 @ 37-22 Pythagorean Record: 24-34 Pythagorean Record: 41-18 Pace: 90.1 (24th) Pace: 92.2 (15th) Offensive Rating: 104.0 (24th) Offensive Rating: 108.1 (11th) Defensive Rating: 106.5 (14th) Defensive Rating: 101.7 (3rd) Amway Center | Magic lead season series 1-0

Feb 26

Recap: Orlando Magic 111, Oklahoma City Thunder 88

BOX SCORE In front of a nationally televised audience and sellout crowd at the Amway Center, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder by the score of 111-88. The Thunder were without their newly-acquired players — Nate Robinson, Kendrick Perkins, and Nazr Mohammed — and the Magic took full advantage of …

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Feb 25

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

8:00 EST | ESPN 36-20 @ 36-22 Pythagorean Record: 33-23 Pythagorean Record: 40-18 Pace: 93.1 (12th) Pace: 92.2 (16th) Offensive Rating: 110.7 (6th) Offensive Rating: 107.9 (13th) Defensive Rating: 108.1 (16th) Defensive Rating: 101.9 (3rd) Amway Center | Thunder lead season series 1-0

Feb 25

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has decided he’ll stick with the same quartet of Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Brandon Bass to start alongside center Dwight Howard for tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. But that doesn’t mean Van Gundy will keep those players in the game, especially if they …

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