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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Washington Wizards 95

AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari This game should have been over in the first quarter. The Orlando Magic jumped out to a 27-11 lead in the period due to a number of factors. First, the Magic were humming offensively. Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, Ryan Anderson, and Dwight Howard were all getting it done on offense, drawing …

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Feb 29

Preview: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards Date: Feb. 29, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Sun Sports Arena: Verizon Center Records Magic: 22-13 Wizards: 7-27 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Dwight Howard Wizards: John Wall Jordan Crawford Chris Singleton Trevor Booker Kevin Seraphin Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.2 (26th …

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Feb 29

3-on-3 roundtable: Dwight Howard’s future with the Magic and legacy in Orlando

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images From now until March 15 (the date of the NBA trade deadline), all eyes will be on the Orlando Magic as the Dwight Howard saga shifts into its final lap. One of three things will happen: 1.) Dwight will be traded, 2.) the Magic will hold onto Dwight and keep …

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Feb 29

All-Star Aftermath Recap

Monday Introduction Magic Basketball TV: Favorite basketball movie growing up (Part 1 of 2) Magic Basketball TV: Favorite basketball movie growing up (Part 2 of 2) Magic Basketball TV: NBA players and their music taste Magic Basketball TV: Building the perfect point guard Tuesday Magic Basketball TV: NBA’s best in-game dunker right now Magic Basketball …

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Feb 28

Magic Basketball TV: First-time All-Stars share their memories

ORLANDO — There’s a saying that the first time is always the best. That may not always be true but in the case of the six players (LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrew Bynum, Luol Deng, Marc Gasol, Roy Hibbert, and Andre Iguodala) that were named All-Stars this season for the first time in their careers, at the …

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Feb 28

Magic Basketball TV: NBA players talking about NBA legends (Part 2 of 2)

Feb 28

Magic Basketball TV: NBA players talking about NBA legends (Part 1 of 2)

ORLANDO — Perhaps one of the coolest things about being an NBA player is that you have the ability to talk to almost any of your peers, past or present. If you wanted to talk to Michael Jordan, the greatest player of all-time, you could do it. If you wanted to talk to Magic Johnson, …

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Feb 28

Magic Basketball TV: NBA’s best in-game dunker right now

ORLANDO — When I think of the best in-game dunkers in the NBA right now, the first names that pop into my head are Blake Griffin and LeBron James. They each dunk with such force and such violence, it’s hard not to be drawn in as a viewer. So when I made the commitment to …

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Feb 27

Magic Basketball TV: Building the perfect point guard

ORLANDO — Point guards in the NBA come in all shapes and sizes. Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook brim with explosiveness. Chris Paul, Steve Nash, and Deron Williams are supreme masters of pick-and-roll basketball. Then you have the up-and-comers like Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio. Aided by the league’s hand check rules, it’s not outlandish …

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Feb 27

Magic Basketball TV: NBA players and their music taste

ORLANDO — Sometimes we forget that NBA players are people too. It’s not just basketball for them. They have families, hobbies, and other things that keep them occupied when they’re not on a basketball court. For instance, someone like LeBron James is known for his interest in music since he’s friends with Jay-Z and other …

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