January, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 7

Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 11

Preview: Orlando Magic at Portland Trail Blazers

10:00 ET | Sun Sports 6-3 @ 7-2 Pythagorean Record: 6-3 Pythagorean Record: 6-3 Pace: 89.0 (24th) Pace: 94.8 (3rd) Offensive Rating: 107.0 (8th) Offensive Rating: 105.2 (9th) Defensive Rating: 101.5 (9th) Defensive Rating: 98.8 (6th) Rose Garden | First meeting this season

Jan 11

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic have finished prepping for the game tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Magic just completed their shootaround and some film work at the Rose Garden. Coach Stan Van Gundy said Quentin Richardson (ankle sprain/foot irritation) will not play tonight. Van Gundy said he has liked …

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Jan 11

Driving the Timberwolves bandwagon

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images I bet a few of you reading this just graduated from college and live at home with your parents. Well played! You probably eat breakfast right after waking up at 11:00 AM and then eat lunch at noon. I can tell you from personal experience it’s a great …

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Jan 10

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy is a self-described worrywart, but he insists he isn’t concerned with what will happen with Dwight Howard’s trade request. Why? Because, for Van Gundy, focusing on it just isn’t productive. ‘People don’t totally believe this, but I really don’t spend one minute concerned about the whole …

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Jan 10

Circumventing a lack of consistent shot creators

It’s no secret that the Orlando Magic lack a consistent shot creator on the perimeter. This has been the case since Vince Carter was traded last season, though it was an issue at times even when he was around. The Magic don’t have a LeBron James on the roster, someone that can get them a …

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Jan 10

Magic Basketball TV: The Dwight Howard effect

ORLANDO — You hear guys say that Dwight Howard is a game changer. When he’s in the game, you have to literally change the way you play, change the things you do, and change your approach to the game. I always wondered if this was just something that people say for the sake of saying …

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Jan 10

Magic Basketball TV: Adjectives to describe Derrick Rose

ORLANDO — People have tagged Derrick Rose with dozens of adjectives in his short career thus far. Some call him explosive, some call him exciting, fast, quick, deadly, incredible. The list goes on. I was curious what his teammates call him. How do they view him? What adjectives do they use to describe him? How …

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Jan 09

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard says he doesn’t think he’ll be traded before the all-star game in Orlando on Feb. 26, adding the Magic might not even deal him before the March 15 deadline. Howard needs new sources. Owner Rich DeVos and family have given the order: Unless Howard changes his mind, …

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Jan 08

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Sacramento Kings 97

BOX SCORE Despite having Dwight Howard deal with foul trouble for three quarters, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Sacramento Kings by the score of 104-97 to kick off a three-game West Coast road trip. Howard picked up four fouls in the first three quarters, which forced him to sit on the bench …

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Jan 08

Reaction: Orlando Magic 104, Sacramento Kings 97

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic 104 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Sacramento Kings Dwight Howard 1-2 FG | 3-5 FT | 4 REB | 1 BLK | 5 PTS | +10 You know it’s a strange game when Howard had zero points and zero rebounds in the first half against …

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