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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30

Preview: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers, Game 2

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers Date: Apr. 30, 2012 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Records Magic: 37-29 Pacers: 42-24 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Pacers: George Hill Paul George Danny Granger David West Roy Hibbert Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.0 …

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Apr 30

Jason Richardson’s crunch time shooting

While most people will talk about the Los Angeles Clippers putting together one of the greatest comebacks in NBA playoff history, storming back from a 24-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies by the score of 99-98 on the road in Game 1 of their first round playoff series, lest everyone …

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Apr 29

Recap: Orlando Magic 81, Indiana Pacers 77

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images BOX SCORE Heading into Game 1, not many people within the mainstream media and blogosphere were giving the Orlando Magic a chance in their first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. Pacers in 5 games seemed to be the most common prediction out there. Head coach Stan Van Gundy …

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Apr 28

Preview: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers, Game 1

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers Date: Apr. 28, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: ESPN Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Records Magic: 37-29 Pacers: 42-24 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Pacers: George Hill Paul George Danny Granger David West Roy Hibbert Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.0 (29th …

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Apr 27

5-on-5 roundtable: Previewing Magic-Pacers

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images “We all we got.” Glen Davis came up with the slogan in response to the Orlando Magic’s whirlwind regular season that has been decimated by injuries, punctuated with Dwight Howard needing season-ending back surgery to repair a herniated disk. With Dwight done for the year, Hedo Turkoglu still …

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Apr 27

HoopIdea: On tanking and basketball ideologies

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Now that we’re clear of the regular season, dear readers, I think you want to read about something fresh. I’d imagine you’re as weary as I am of Girls and “hipster racism,” of campaign analysis and summer movie previews. You came to this space for something new, and something new …

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Apr 27

Orlando’s regular season in hell

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images How did we get here? It’s a question every Magic fan has to ask as Orlando limps into the playoffs and is slated to win one, maybe two games in the opening round before yet again bowing out to a superior team. Dissecting an entire season, especially …

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Apr 27

Recap: Memphis Grizzlies 88, Orlando Magic 76

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Congratulations to you if you stuck out Orlando’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, in which the Magic were beaten far more thoroughly than the 88-76 score suggested. Now granted, the Magic started Hedo Turkoglu, Earl Clark, Chris Duhon, Von Wafer, and Daniel Orton. So we were …

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Apr 26

Preview: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies Date: Apr. 26, 2012 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: FedExForum Records Magic: 37-28 Grizzlies: 40-25 Probable starters Magic: Chris Duhon Von Wafer Hedo Turkoglu Earl Clark Daniel Orton Grizzlies: Mike Conley Tony Allen Rudy Gay Zach Randolph Marc Gasol Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.1 (29th …

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Apr 26

Thursday’s Magic Word

Lost in all the chatter surrounding Dwight Howard and his future, Jameer Nelson has a player option for $7.8 million next season. He’ll need to figure out soon if he’s going to opt in (like Dwight) or opt out. The Orlando Magic were hoping to start Game 1 of their first round playoff series against …

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