April, 2011 | Magic Basketball

Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 29

Second Look: Atlanta Hawks 84, Orlando Magic 81

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic face a long, uncertain offseason. Those months off will be filled with questions about how a season that started with such promise ended with such overwhelming disappointment. A team that advanced to the NBA Finals in 2009 and reached the Eastern Conference finals in 2010 didn’t …

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Apr 29

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 84, Orlando Magic 81

BOX SCORE The Atlanta Hawks were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 84-81, winning the series 4-2 and exacting revenge from last year’s sweep in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals. For the Magic, this is the first time they’ve lost in the first round of the playoffs during head coach …

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Apr 28

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “J-Rich scored just four and eight points in the first two games, and then was suspended for Game 4 and is averaging just 10.8 points per game in the playoffs. Most importantly, they need [Jason] Richardson to prevent Hawks all-star Joe Johnson from getting the shots he wants and …

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Apr 28

Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 6

7:30 EDT | NBA TV 52-30 @ 44-38 Pythagorean Record: 56-26 Pythagorean Record: 39-43 Pace: 91.4 (17th) Pace: 89.3 (27th) Offensive Rating: 107.7 (14th) Offensive Rating: 106.1 (20th) Defensive Rating: 101.8 (3rd) Defensive Rating: 107.0 (13th) Philips Arena | Hawks lead series 3-2

Apr 28

Hedo Turkoglu is key to Game 6

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Orlando’s starting small forward has played miserably, apart from his passing, against Atlanta. He’s shooting 27.3 percent from the floor and averaging just 8 points in 33.6 minutes per game. He’s tended to shoot when he should pass and to defer when he …

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Apr 28

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 6

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy reached into his bag of rhetorical tricks Wednesday — all the way back to his seventh-grade phys-ed class. Van Gundy and his classmates were about to do a six-minute run as part of a physical-fitness test, and one of Van Gundy’s friends asked, ‘Coach, how do …

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Apr 27

Blue & White Ignite: Magic host Official Watch Party for Game 6 of first round

Via the Orlando Magic: As Blue and White Ignite for the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the Magic are encouraging the entire Central Florida community to show their spirit and support the Magic at the Official Playoff Watch Party for Game 6 of the First Round on Thursday, April 28. The Magic will host an Official Playoff …

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Apr 27

Recapping Game 5 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Last week, we looked at the playoff games in Atlanta. Today, let’s examine the results from the contest in Orlando. Game 5 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense The Magic shot 11-26 beyond …

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Apr 27

Hedo Turkoglu’s fall from grace

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images It has been an outright disaster watching Turk clumsily and weakly contribute to the demise of this Orlando Magic team’s playoff life. More than that, though, it’s sad. For Magic fans who remember just two seasons ago when the Turkish Michael Jordan posted decent numbers en route to a …

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Apr 27

Second Look: Orlando Magic 101, Atlanta Hawks 76

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “For the first four games of this playoff series, the Orlando Magic could depend on only one player: Dwight Howard. No one else hit shots consistently. No one else defended game-in, game-out effectively. And no one else brought the necessary intensity at the beginning of games. But with their …

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