April, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 5

Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 18

A weird Game 1 loss for the Orlando Magic

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images You can take the Magic’s Game 1 loss to the Hawks in a number of ways. You could be enraged–the Magic’s two most important players played one of the best games of their career, and the team still wasn’t competitive. You could despair–it sure looked like the loss exposed a …

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Apr 18

Dwight Howard and the future ahead

Photo by Fernando Medina I don’t want to belabor the point, but it might take more than a billboard to keep Dwight Howard in Orlando next season. This has been a backend conversation all season long, and while most Orlando fans have considered it foolishness that Dwight would ever up and leave Orlando, it’s starting …

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Apr 18

Second Look: Atlanta Hawks 103, Orlando Magic 93

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic won’t sweep the Atlanta Hawks out of the playoffs this year. This time, the Magic look like the ones who could be steamrolled. In a dramatic reversal from last postseason, the Hawks dominated the Magic on Saturday, winning Game 1 of their first-round playoff series 103-93 …

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Apr 16

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 103, Orlando Magic 93

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Atlanta Hawks were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 103-93 to win Game 1 in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. In one felt swoop, the Hawks were able to win a postseason game on the road and wrestle …

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Apr 16

Dwight Howard at his best

Apr 16

Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic, Game 1

7:00 EDT | ESPN 44-38 @ 52-30 Pythagorean Record: 39-43 Pythagorean Record: 56-26 Pace: 89.3 (27th) Pace: 91.4 (17th) Offensive Rating: 106.1 (20th) Offensive Rating: 107.7 (14th) Defensive Rating: 107.0 (13th) Defensive Rating: 101.8 (3rd) Amway Center | Hawks won season series 3-1

Apr 16

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2011 NBA Playoffs for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images I gathered writers, the best of the best in the blogosphere, to participate in a roundtable discussion and answer some of the most pertinent questions concerning the Orlando Magic as the 2011 NBA Playoffs are set to begin. So, without further ado, here are the participants: Zach Lowe, The Point …

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Apr 16

Sneak Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic, Game 1

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Boston Celtics crafted the blueprint for beating the Orlando Magic. Now the Atlanta Hawks will rely on that strategy against the Magic when the teams begin their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series tonight at Amway Center. Cribbing directly from the Celtics’ successful playbook, the Hawks will dispatch a rugged center to …

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Apr 15

Kia Motors and Orlando Magic give away all-new 2011 Kia Optima at final regular season game

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Via the Orlando Magic: Kia Motors America (KMA), in partnership with the Orlando Magic, gave away an all-new 2011 Kia Optima to Adrian Brumby from Windermere, Fla. as the culmination of the Kia Fan-Tastic Sweepstakes at the Magic’s final regular season home game at the Amway Center on April 13, …

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Apr 15

The enigmatic and erratic Orlando Magic

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images When it comes to championship contenders in the NBA, there’s five teams that are universally agreed upon — for the most part. Ranking them by their efficiency differentials, they are the Miami Heat (+8.6), Chicago Bulls (+8.1), Los Angeles Lakers (+6.6), San Antonio Spurs (+6.6), and Boston Celtics …

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