March, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 8

Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 09

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic know they got a steal when they acquired Ryan Anderson from the New Jersey Nets in the Vince Carter trade back in 2009. Incorrectly labeled a throw-in as part of that deal, Anderson has blossomed into a reliable player for the Magic and the most relevant …

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Mar 09

The state of the Eastern Conference

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It’s time to start thinking about Chicago differently. They are no longer a team that will be good someday when they get the right pieces together. They are no longer the harbor for potential MVP Derrick Rose and nothing more. They are especially no longer a team that is fun …

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Mar 08

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard has said repeatedly that the Orlando Magic need to hit their stride in the home stretch of the regular season, just as the playoffs approach. Now would be a good time for that to happen. The Magic flew from Orlando to California on Tuesday to begin their …

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Mar 08

A glimpse at life without Dwight Howard

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Brandon Bass, Ryan Anderson and Earl Clark, power forwards disguised as centers, tried to replace him. It took all three of them. They did a commendable job, combining for 31 points, 23 rebounds and five blocks — an all-star kind of …

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Mar 07

Recap: Portland Trail Blazers 89, Orlando Magic 85

BOX SCORE The Portland Trail Blazers were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 89-85, taking advantage of Dwight Howard‘s absence and sweeping the season series in the process. The Magic deserve a ton of credit for playing with energy and effort, knowing that they had to pour everything out on the …

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Mar 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Dwight] Howard will sit out tonight’s Magic game against the Portland Trail Blazers because he has accumulated 16 technical fouls this season. In the NBA, a player receives an automatic one-game suspension without pay if he compiles 16 techs during the regular season. A player also receives an additional …

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Mar 07

Preview: Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic

7:00 EST | NBA TV 35-27 @ 40-23 Pythagorean Record: 33-29 Pythagorean Record: 44-19 Pace: 88.4 (30th) Pace: 92.2 (16th) Offensive Rating: 107.9 (13th) Offensive Rating: 108.1 (11th) Defensive Rating: 107.1 (15th) Defensive Rating: 101.9 (3rd) Amway Center | Blazers lead season series 1-0

Mar 07

An example of Tracy McGrady’s otherworldly talent

_______ Tracy McGrady’s talents were a topic for debate at the 2011 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Mar 07

Video Analysis: Anatomy of a 40-9 run against the Miami Heat

Despite a disappointing loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday, which culminated with a one-game suspension for Dwight Howard that’ll be served tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers, last week was fairly successful for the Orlando Magic. After Howard pleaded with his teammates to bring more to the table after losing to the Sacramento Kings …

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Mar 05

Recap: Chicago Bulls 89, Orlando Magic 81

BOX SCORE The Chicago Bulls were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 89-81, snapping a four-game winning streak and inducing Dwight Howard to pick up a technical foul — his 16th of the regular season, which means he’ll be suspended for Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Even though the …

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