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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 17

It’s not magic, it’s execution

When the Orlando Magic faced off against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 30, they were tired, injured, and playing a losing brand of basketball. The Magic were playing their sixth game in eight nights, the starting backcourt of Jameer Nelson and Jason Richardson was out of commission, and the losses started to pile up in …

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Feb 16

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Were it not for a certain sensation out of New York sweeping the basketball world right now, Orlando Magic power forward Ryan Anderson might be the runaway favorite for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award with the way he’s dramatically boosted his scoring average and become the game’s most impressive 3-point …

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Feb 16

The Ryan Anderson manifesto

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Dwight Howard is not only the best player on the Orlando Magic but one of the best players in the NBA. That’s a given. It’s because Howard is so good and, in many his respects, some of his …

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Feb 15

Recap: Orlando Magic 103, Philadelphia 76ers 87

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers by the score of 103-87. The Magic avenged one of their worst losses of the regular season, which occurred on January 30 against the Sixers on the road. Orlando lost 74-69 in that game, which upped their losing streak to a season-high four …

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Feb 15

Reaction: Orlando Magic 103, Philadelphia 76ers 87

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic 103 Final Recap | Box Score 87 Philadelphia 76ers Dwight Howard 8-15 FG | 1-3 FT | 2 BLK | 14 REB | 18 PTS | +21 Howard was the conduit by which the Magic systematically destroyed the Philadelphia 76ers’ defense. Offensively, Orlando centered its gameplan …

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Feb 15

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “There is only one certainty in the Dwight Howard saga. By the NBA trade deadline on March 15, which is now just one month away, the Orlando Magic front office will have made perhaps the most important personnel decision in franchise history. Little has changed in recent weeks. Howard …

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Feb 15

Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic

7:00 ET | Sun Sports 20-9 @ 18-11 Pythagorean Record: 23-6 Pythagorean Record: 16-13 Pace: 89.6 (19th) Pace: 89.3 (25th) Offensive Rating: 106.3 (7th) Offensive Rating: 103.3 (14th) Defensive Rating: 96.2 (1st) Defensive Rating: 101.3 (12th) Amway Center | Sixers lead season series 1-0

Feb 14

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “A training camp that practically began with the sudden retirement of their chief executive officer also included a trade request by their franchise player, and the superstar’s long-term future still hasn’t been resolved. And, after a strong start to the season, the team went into a mystifying funk that …

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Feb 14

Jason Richardson goes nova

Since being traded to the Orlando Magic on December 18, 2010, Jason Richardson has had a lot of ups and downs with the team. This season, leading up to the month of February, it had mostly been downs for Richardson, as he struggled to play well offensively for an extended period of time. But since …

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Feb 13

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Minnesota Timberwolves 89

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves by the score of 102-89. This is a game the Magic led from start to finish, with the Timberwolves making the occasional run here and there. Orlando was led by a balanced attack, as six players scored in double-figures. Jason Richardson continued his …

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