March, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 7

Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 13

Recap: Orlando Magic 111, Phoenix Suns 88

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Phoenix Suns by the score of 111-88 in a reunion, of sorts, between two teams that made a blockbuster trade on December 18. Also, the Magic were able to win a game in Phoenix for the first time since 2001, taking advantage of Steve Nash’s …

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Mar 13

Preview: Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns

3:30 EDT | ABC 41-25 @ 33-30 Pythagorean Record: 45-21 Pythagorean Record: 31-32 Pace: 92.2 (15th) Pace: 94.5 (6th) Offensive Rating: 108.1 (11th) Offensive Rating: 109.8 (9th) Defensive Rating: 102.2 (4th) Defensive Rating: 110.0 (25th) US Airways Center | Magic lead season series 1-0

Mar 11

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Among Stan Van Gundy’s memorable Monday of this week — when he infamously called out David Stern on the topic of officials’ treatment of Dwight Howard — he also gave a nice little jab to the Miami Heat. It was a day after the Heat’s crying incident, and Van …

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Mar 11

Dwight Howard is a not so gentle giant

Photo by Fernando Medina Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: At 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds, with incredible leaping ability, the Orlando Magic‘s Dwight Howard is arguably the NBA’s foremost physical specimen. As he plays on the interior, he’s often in position to mix it up with other players, be they friend or foe. Anytime …

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Mar 11

Keeping an eye on the competition

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images As seen on ABC’s Sunday Dime. With the Miami Heat coming away with a much-needed victory against the Los Angeles Lakers to snap a five-game losing streak, it’s becoming clear that they’re locked in to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference — at minimum. There’s 17 games left …

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Mar 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “For the first time since Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said NBA commissioner David Stern doesn’t allow free speech and compared him to oppressive world leaders, the commissioner addressed those comments on Thursday on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio. Stern said the comments made him …

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Mar 10

The Orlando Magic unveils ninth reading and learning center

Photo by Gary Bassing Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan has always believed in providing countless opportunities for underprivileged youth in her district, recently the Orlando Magic helped turn her beliefs into a reality. On Wednesday, March 2 the Magic unveiled a new state-of-the-art Reading and Learning Center for youth at the …

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Mar 10

On beating the narrative

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I sat down today intent on writing about the question on most of our lips as we watch the Magic these days: Which is the team we’re going to get? Is it the Heat-beaters with an attacking point guard and a dominant center and prolific role players, or is it …

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Mar 10

Recap: Orlando Magic 106, Sacramento Kings 102

BOX SCORE Avoiding a season sweep to one of the worst teams in the NBA, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Sacramento Kings by the score of 106-102. This was a tightly-contested game, especially in the second half when the Magic and Kings traded leads with each other with regularity. But a three-pointer …

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Mar 09

Preview: Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings

10:00 EST | Fox Sports Florida 40-24 @ 15-46 Pythagorean Record: 44-20 Pythagorean Record: 19-42 Pace: 92.1 (16th) Pace: 94.4 (6th) Offensive Rating: 108.0 (12th) Offensive Rating: 103.0 (25th) Defensive Rating: 101.9 (3rd) Defensive Rating: 109.2 (20th) Power Balance Pavilion | Kings lead season series 1-0

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