January, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 8

Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 08

Preview: Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings

6:00 ET | Sun Sports 5-3 @ 3-5 Pythagorean Record: 5-3 Pythagorean Record: 2-6 Pace: 88.8 (25th) Pace: 94.0 (5th) Offensive Rating: 106.0 (9th) Offensive Rating: 99.4 (21st) Defensive Rating: 100.8 (11th) Defensive Rating: 108.7 (27th) Power Balance Pavilion | First meeting this season

Jan 07

Recap: Chicago Bulls 97, Orlando Magic 83

BOX SCORE The Chicago Bulls were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 97-83 in a game that featured last season’s MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. That MVP, of course, was Derrick Rose and he was stellar against the Magic, finishing with 21 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, and two …

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Jan 07

Reaction: Chicago Bulls 97, Orlando Magic 83

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Chicago Bulls 97 Final Recap | Box Score 83 Orlando Magic Dwight Howard 11-18 FG | 6-10 FT | 15 REB | 2 BLK | 28 PTS | -13 Howard was the table setter and finisher, helping the Orlando Magic get off to a good start (12 points …

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Jan 06

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It seems that Glen Davis and Stan Van Gundy are closer to being on the same page than they were a couple of days ago. With an abbreviated preseason, Davis certainly needs more time to adjust to his new team. He probably also needs to adjust to the realization …

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Jan 06

Preview: Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic

8:00 ET | ESPN 6-1 @ 5-2 Pythagorean Record: 6-1 Pythagorean Record: 5-2 Pace: 90.2 (22nd) Pace: 88.4 (27th) Offensive Rating: 106.9 (8th) Offensive Rating: 107.9 (6th) Defensive Rating: 95.2 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 99.7 (8th) Amway Center | First meeting this season

Jan 06

Magic Basketball Weekly: Sloths and the Nuggets

Sloths are my favorite animal. They have been for years. Science has shown them to be both the cutest and most bro-some of all God’s creatures. Let me hit you with some sloth facts: They grow moss on them, because they chill so hard. Sometimes, if their babies fall out of a tree or something, …

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Jan 06

Magic Basketball TV: Favorite Rashard Lewis memory

ORLANDO — Rashard Lewis, while probably overpaid and lacking in big moments toward the end of his tenure in Orlando, left a lasting impact on teammates, coaches, and fans in Orlando. Upon his return on Tuesday night in the slaughtering of the Washington Wizards, I was curious if anyone had special Rashard Lewis memories. So …

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Jan 06

Magic Basketball TV: Meaning of the All-Star Game

ORLANDO — There is no question that the All-Star Game is huge for any city that gets the privilege of hosting it. Mayor Buddy Dyer projected that over 50,000 visitors would come through Orlando during All-Star Weekend, generating over 100 million dollars in revenue for the city. But what does this mean for the players? …

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Jan 05

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Derrick Rose’s arrival not only puts Jameer Nelson on high alert, but it signals the start of a show-and-tell stretch for the Magic. Beginning with Friday night’s game against Rose and the Chicago Bulls — the league’s winningest team last season — the Magic face a schedule over the …

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Jan 05

The meaning of defense in Orlando

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images ORLANDO — After the Magic dismantled Washington on Tuesday, J.J. Redick said the Magic were able to take advantage of the Wizards by exploiting the fact that they are probably better offensively than defensively. The idea was to get early stops and squash any hopes of an offensive …

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