- Part 4

Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 14

HoopIdea: NBA players protecting their shooting percentages

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Take yourself back to the fall and imagine sitting on your couch watching NFL Sunday Ticket. There are 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter and the Detroit Lions just got the ball back at their own 40 yard line. Everyone in the world knows what is coming …

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Mar 14

Who’s to blame between the Magic and Dwight Howard?

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Well, it finally happened. Dwight Howard finally broke and said something to chum the waters for the rest of his career. After months of frustrating indecision which was not exactly helping Howard’s image, he finally provided his detractors some quotable ammunition, saying of his discussions with the Magic: “I told …

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Mar 13

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Miami Heat 98 (OT)

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack BOX SCORE When Jameer Nelson performed at an All-Star caliber level during the 2008-2009 regular season and 2010 NBA Playoffs, the Orlando Magic weren’t just a different team, they were a special team. A team that could beat anyone on any given night (except the Boston Celtics). That team that could …

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Mar 13

Preview: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic Date: Mar. 13, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Amway Center Records Heat: 31-9 Magic: 27-15 Probable starters Heat: Mario Chalmers Dwyane Wade LeBron James Chris Bosh Joel Anthony Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Dwight Howard Advanced stats Heat: Pace: 92.0 (10th …

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Mar 13

Ryan Anderson: Clutch City

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images With all the rabblerousing surrounding Kobe and his ability (or inability in many cases) to perform in clutch moments, it can be hard to notice that the Orlando Magic have a clutch performer playing for their team. That’s right, not only is Ryan Anderson a starter, a really tall three-point …

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Mar 13

J.J. Redick the playmaker

The pick-and-roll has been one of the primary tenets of the Orlando Magic’s offensive system since head coach Stan Van Gundy’s first day on the job. When you envision the Magic run their vaunted pick-and-roll attack this season (yes, it still can be vaunted even though this is the least-talented team in the Van Gundy …

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Mar 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “After eight seasons of being tied to one franchise, you can understand why Howard relishes the prospect of becoming a free agent. He loves the spotlight and loves being courted, as everyone saw when the Magic beat the New Jersey Nets in Newark, N.J., on Feb. 22. Howard and …

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Mar 12

Magic Basketball Weekly: A special Monday edition starring Dwight Howard

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images After some two weeks off from Magic Basketball Weekly (on account of a food illness thing and a trip to Boston to nerd out with the People From the Internet), I have returned to answer the tremendous backlog of all of the two emails that have been written …

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Mar 11

Recap: Orlando Magic 107, Indiana Pacers 94

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE With Jason Richardson injured (suffered a sprained left ankle against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday) and Hedo Turkoglu suspended (made contact with an official in the same game), other players for the Orlando Magic needed to pick up the slack in their absences if they wanted to beat the Indiana …

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Mar 11

Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Date: Mar. 11, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Sun Sports Arena: Amway Center Records Pacers: 23-15 Magic: 26-15 Probable starters Pacers: Darren Collison Paul George Danny Granger David West Roy Hibbert Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Quentin Richardson Ryan Anderson Dwight Howard Advanced stats Pacers: Pace: 91.0 (19th …

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