January, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 6

Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic already have completed one-sixth of their regular season, and enough games have passed to start drawing some conclusions. As coach Stan Van Gundy surveys his team, he sees plenty of valid reasons for concern. But even the unabashed worrier sees something that he loves about this …

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Jan 13

Magic Basketball Weekly: Hack-a-Dwight and Mark Jackson

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Every morning on my way to work I listen to this awful local radio show called Bob and the Showgram. I think every town has one of these shows, where some fat-sounding man alternately wheezes and yells into a microphone while slack-jawed cronies occasionally pipe in with nonsense. It’s racist, homophobic, …

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Jan 13

State of the Turkoglu address

Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images I have two very simple observations regarding Hedo Turkoglu at the moment. The first is that he is showing signs of improvement, and the second is that he is not back to 2009 form. Obviously the first things to take notice of are Turk’s offensive improvements. He’s scoring at a …

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Jan 13

Recap: Orlando Magic 117, Golden State Warriors 109

BOX SCORE In a Wild West shootout that featured a lot of intentional fouling and little defense, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Golden State Warriors by the score of 117-109. With the win, the Magic went 3-0 on their West Coast road trip. Dwight Howard’s struggles at the free-throw line are well-documented, …

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Jan 13

Reaction: Orlando Magic 117, Golden State Warriors 109

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic 117 Final Recap | Box Score 109 Golden State Warriors Dwight Howard 12-12 FG | 21-39 FT | 2 BLK | 23 REB | 45 PTS | +12 With Andris Biedrins, David Lee, and Ekpe Udoh matched up on Howard, you had to figure the Golden …

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Jan 12

Preview: Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors

10:30 ET | TNT 7-3 @ 3-6 Pythagorean Record: 7-3 Pythagorean Record: 3-6 Pace: 89.2 (26th) Pace: 91.5 (14th) Offensive Rating: 108.0 (3rd) Offensive Rating: 99.6 (23rd) Defensive Rating: 102.8 (17th) Defensive Rating: 105.0 (24th) Oracle Arena | First meeting this season

Jan 12

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Brendan Malone never wanted his children to follow his career path. But his son Michael wanted to become a basketball coach more than anything else. And because of that, they will reunite when the Orlando Magic face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland, Calif. Brendan Malone, …

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Jan 12

The thing about Jameer Nelson

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images If you’ve followed Orlando’s season to this point, it’s been impossible to miss the coverage of Jameer Nelson’s slump. Certainly his poor play has been noticeable on the court, but even more striking has been the differences in reaction he inspires. Some observers look at Jameer and see a solid …

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Jan 12

Recap: Orlando Magic 107, Portland Trail Blazers 104

BOX SCORE In a highly entertaining game that went down to the wire, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers by the score of 107-104. For the Blazers, it was their first home loss of the regular season. The Magic were up by as many as 23 points in the third …

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Jan 12

Reaction: Orlando Magic 107, Portland Trail Blazers 104

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Orlando Magic 107 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Portland Trail Blazers Dwight Howard 5-9 FG | 3-12 FT | 4 AST | 13 REB | 13 PTS | +6 With the Magic getting plenty of scoring from the supporting cast, Howard didn’t have to carry a heavy load offensively. Orlando ran …

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