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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 27

Preview: Orlando Magic at New Orleans Hornets

8:00 ET | Sun Sports 12-6 @ 3-15 Pythagorean Record: 11-7 Pythagorean Record: 6-12 Pace: 89.4 (25th) Pace: 88.5 (29th) Offensive Rating: 104.7 (10th) Offensive Rating: 98.4 (25th) Defensive Rating: 100.9 (12th) Defensive Rating: 103.9 (21st) New Orleans Arena | First meeting this season

Jan 27

Magic Basketball Weekly: Beer and basketball

It’s time to have a society intervention, friends. A sickness has blossomed into an epidemic, and unless we do something, it may become a permanent problem. I’m talking about “S**t Girls Say” and all of the spinoff videos that have forced me to unsubscribe to otherwise decent friends on Facebook. The first one, very funny. …

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Jan 27

The hard truth about Jameer Nelson

AP Photo/Mike Carlson After spending Thursday watching Jameer Nelson play, I regret to inform you that I have nothing groundbreaking to report. I don’t have answers, I don’t have a solution, and my prognosis is going to sound obnoxiously simple. There are not two ways to cut this pie. Jameer shoots out of rhythm, misses …

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Jan 26

Recap: Boston Celtics 91, Orlando Magic 83

BOX SCORE The Boston Celtics were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 91-83, winning the game after trailing by as many as 27 points in the second quarter. It was one of the more impressive comeback victories in a regular season in recent seasons for any NBA team. It didn’t seem …

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Jan 26

Reaction: Boston Celtics 91, Orlando Magic 83

AP Photo/Mike Carlson Boston Celtics 91 Final Recap | Box Score 83 Orlando Magic Dwight Howard 6-12 FG | 4-8 FT | 1 BLK | 16 REB | 16 PTS | -25 It’s true that Howard has won the Defensive Player of the Year award in three consecutive seasons. It’s also true that Kevin Garnett …

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Jan 26

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Magic need Nelson to flip the script tonight. Nelson finished with just five points and had five turnovers in 25 minutes. Bradley only scored six points, but had three steals and set the aggressive tone. Bradley was subbing for injured Rajon Rondo, who is listed as probable for …

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Jan 26

Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic

8:00 ET | TNT 7-9 @ 12-5 Pythagorean Record: 9-7 Pythagorean Record: 11-6 Pace: 89.1 (27th) Pace: 89.6 (25th) Offensive Rating: 100.4 (20th) Offensive Rating: 105.2 (9th) Defensive Rating: 99.1 (5th) Defensive Rating: 100.7 (12th) Amway Center | Celtics lead season series 1-0

Jan 26

When chemistry and mental toughness collide

AP Photo/Charles Krupa Ah, last week, ‘twas so very long ago. Back in those distant, sunnier times, the Magic were as foals, tottering around in the warming naivete of the new season, kicking their legs and just beginning to grasp their potential as thoroughbreds. It was in those carefree days that J.J. Redick told the …

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Jan 26

Earl Clark shows off defensive potential

If Magic fans were to use word association for Earl Clark, the first word that would probably come out of their mouths? Potential. After languishing on the bench with the Phoenix Suns for two seasons, Clark came over in the Orlando Magic’s trade for Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson last season. And although he didn’t …

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Jan 25

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith indicated Tuesday that it is unlikely the team will extend the contract of power forward Ryan Anderson before Wednesday night’s 11:59 EST deadline to do so for members of the 2008 draft class. Anderson is on course to become a restricted free agent …

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