April, 2011 | Magic Basketball - Part 9

Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 07

Dwight Howard and technical fouls

Against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, Dwight Howard picked up his 18th technical foul of the regular season after he got whistled for a 10-second violation at the free-throw line. Henry Abbott of TrueHoop chimes in on the circumstances surrounding the tech.

Apr 06

Recap: Orlando Magic 111, Charlotte Bobcats 102 (OT)

BOX SCORE In a wild and crazy game, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats by the score of 111-102 in overtime. With the win, the Magic notched their 50th win of the regular season — the fourth consecutive year with 50 wins or more for the franchise in the Van Gundy …

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Apr 06

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Even now, some eight months later, Orlando Magic superstar center Dwight Howard has flashbacks to July and August when he would spend two to three hours a day in gymnasiums all over the world shooting jumpers and perfecting his hook shot with both hands. Howard was a man in demand last …

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Apr 06

Preview: Orlando Magic at Charlotte Bobcats

7:00 EDT | Fox Sports Florida 49-29 @ 32-45 Pythagorean Record: 53-25 Pythagorean Record: 27-50 Pace: 91.6 (17th) Pace: 89.8 (25th) Offensive Rating: 107.6 (14th) Offensive Rating: 102.7 (26th) Defensive Rating: 101.9 (3rd) Defensive Rating: 107.2 (17th) Time Warner Cable Arena | Magic lead season series 3-0

Apr 06

A reminder of Tracy McGrady’s greatness

Apr 06

An imperfect NCAA Tournament

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Now that the national championship game has been played, is it okay to admit that this year’s NCAA Tournament, including the championship, wasn’t really all that great? Whenever I throw accusations around about “March Madness,” all my friends who call themselves “purists”—and who are convinced that the NCAA Tournament is …

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Apr 05

Recap: Orlando Magic 78, Milwaukee Bucks 72

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 78-72, putting themselves in position to win their 50th game of the regular season when they play again on Wednesday. Also, the victory ensures that the Magic will be facing off against the Atlanta Hawks at the No. 4 …

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Apr 05

In the eyes of many, the Orlando Magic are free-falling

To be honest, NBA power rankings mean very little. At the most, they represent a snapshot of the league at a respective moment in time. But it says something that the Orlando Magic continue to fall down the ranks. This is merely one example.

Apr 05

Preview: Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic

7:00 EDT | Fox Sports Florida 31-45 @ 48-29 Pythagorean Record: 35-41 Pythagorean Record: 53-24 Pace: 89.6 (26th) Pace: 91.6 (17th) Offensive Rating: 101.5 (30th) Offensive Rating: 107.9 (14th) Defensive Rating: 102.6 (4th) Defensive Rating: 102.2 (3rd) Amway Center | Magic lead season series 2-1

Apr 05

Dwight Howard’s improved jumpshooting

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Dwight Howard‘s tremendous offensive improvement might be one of the underreported stories of the 2010/11 NBA season. In his seventh professional season, Howard has set career highs in usage rate (27.4 percent of the Orlando Magic‘s possessions end with a Howard …

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