April, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 6

Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 15

Interview with Bret LaGree of Hoopinion

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images One is fun, but twice is nice. That’s the theme surrounding the series between the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks, as they face off in the playoffs for a second consecutive year. Last season in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Magic swept the Hawks by an …

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Apr 14

Blue and White Ignite: Special fan activities announced for 2011 playoffs

Via the Orlando Magic: It’s time for Blue and White Ignite as the 2011 NBA playoffs tip off this weekend. There are many opportunities for fans and the community to show their spirit as the Magic’s sixth man by wearing Blue and White to ignite the team on all game days during the 2011 playoffs. …

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Apr 14

Dwight Howard earns Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ honors

Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard was named the Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ at halftime of the Orlando Magic’s regular season finale Wednesday evening against the Indiana Pacers. At the close of each month this season, Aleve has highlighted the top hustle plays of the month in-game and has allowed Magic fans the …

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Apr 14

Complete Orlando Magic first round playoff schedule announced

Via the Orlando Magic: The National Basketball Association has announced the complete schedule for the Orlando Magic’s first round, best-of-seven playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks: Game 1 – Saturday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., Sun Sports/ESPN (Orlando, Amway Center) Game 2 – Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports Florida/NBA TV (Orlando, Amway Center) Game …

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Apr 14

Previewing the Orlando Magic’s first round series with Synergy

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks will square off in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. On Monday, I discussed Pythagorean wins and win profiles. Today, we will look at specific tendencies the teams utilize. Ranked by points per possession Orlando’s offense and Atlanta’s defense are …

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Apr 14

The perception and reality of a boring series

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Getting past Atlanta will be a relief for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s flat out unsettling to have to play a team that has beaten you three times in the regular season. Second, no matter how you spin it this is probably the least exciting matchup …

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Apr 13

Recap: Orlando Magic 92, Indiana Pacers 74

BOX SCORE With the regular season coming to a close, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Indiana Pacers by the score of 92-74. With the win, the Magic finish with a record of 52-30, matching the win-loss total from head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s first season with the franchise in 2008. Orlando was …

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Apr 13

Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

8:00 EDT | Fox Sports Florida 37-44 @ 51-30 Pythagorean Record: 38-43 Pythagorean Record: 55-26 Pace: 94.7 (6th) Pace: 91.3 (17th) Offensive Rating: 105.2 (23rd) Offensive Rating: 107.9 (14th) Defensive Rating: 106.1 (12th) Defensive Rating: 102.1 (3rd) Amway Center | Magic lead season series 2-0

Apr 13

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “J.J. Redick and Gilbert Arenas will not play when the Orlando Magic face the Indiana Pacers at Amway Center in their regular-season finale tonight. Dwight Howard and everybody else will not have the night off. Redick, one of the key cogs on Orlando’s bench, has missed the Magic’s last 16 games …

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Apr 13

Orlando Magic playoff opener announced

Via the Orlando Magic: The National Basketball Association has announced that the Orlando Magic will begin its 2011 first round, best-of-seven NBA playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, April 16th at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN and locally by either Sun Sports or FOX …

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