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Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 24

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 4

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Orlando] Magic GM Otis Smith will take applications for the backup center position behind Dwight Howard for 2011-12. Can a kid who logged zero minutes and seldom practiced with the team win the job? Is Daniel Orton that guy? ‘I believe I am,’ Orton told me. ‘I believe I …

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Apr 23

Second Look: Atlanta Hawks 88, Orlando Magic 84

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic can point to a fortunate 3-point heave by Jamal Crawford as the reason why they lost Game 3 of their playoff series to the Atlanta Hawks 88-84. But as Crawford triumphantly hopped up and down the Philips Arena court, game-in-hand with 5.7 seconds remaining, the Magic …

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Apr 23

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 88, Orlando Magic 84

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images BOX SCORE In a crucial Game 3, which can decide a series (the winner goes on to win the series 82.2 percent of the time), the Atlanta Hawks were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 88-84 to take a 2-1 series lead in the first …

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Apr 22

Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 3

8:00 EDT | ESPN2 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 | Series tied 1-1

Apr 22

Marvel Comics and New Era fitted cap for the Orlando Magic

Via DKC: Ever wonder what it’d be like if Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic paired up with the likes of Captain America, Wolverine and the Incredible Hulk to dominate the hardwood? Now, with the Magic locked in a tough series with the Hawks, you can do just that. New Era, in affiliation with Marvel …

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Apr 22

Dwight Howard lacking hype and a rival

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images If there is one thing we know about Stan Van Gundy, it’s that he’s a pretty quiet guy, reticent to speak his mind to the media, and wholly above speaking publicly in any way that might ruffle fans’ or players’ feathers. That’s why we can be certain that …

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Apr 22

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks, Game 3

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Heart and Hustle is back [Orlando] Magic fans! In case you didn’t get the memo, two exciting plays from Orlando’s playoff victory Tuesday night provide documentation that there’s been a resurrection: J.J. Redick wrestling the ball away from Kirk Hinrich, and, while still on the floor zipping a pass …

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Apr 21

Blue & White Ignite: Magic host Official Playoff Watch Parties for Games 3 & 4 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 Parties for Games 3 & 4 of the First Round on Friday, April 22 and Sunday, April 24, respectively. …

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Apr 21

Dwight Howard’s gravitational pull on the court

Photo by Fernando Medina Dwight Howard is the most valuable player for any team, and if you weren’t convinced in the regular season, take a look at his first two games of the postseason. Dwight’s game has a gravitational pull to it. We have seen that throughout his career, but he is operating on a …

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Apr 21

A struggling offense

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN Stats and Information: The [Orlando] Magic offense has substantially changed from the regular season. Dwight Howard has been a beast. Orlando isn’t making their three-pointers. And their offensive efficiency has suffered. regular season postseason Pts. per 100 possessions 105.7 98.9 Possessions per 48 minutes …

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