April, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 2

Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 26

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Charlotte Bobcats 95

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The short end of it: by beating the Charlotte Bobcats in their final home game of the regular season, the Orlando Magic clinched the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference and are slated to face off against the Indiana Pacers in a first round playoff …

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Apr 25

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic Date: Apr. 25, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Bobcats: 7-57 Magic: 36-28 Probable starters Bobcats: D.J. Augustin Gerald Henderson Derrick Brown Bismack Biyombo Byron Mullens Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Jason Richardson Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Advanced stats Bobcats: Pace: 91.1 …

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Apr 25

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Hedo Turkoglu, sidelined for the past few weeks with a facial fracture, is expected to play on Thursday against the Memphis Grizzlies. There’s a chance Turkoglu could come back and play against the Charlotte Bobcats in tonight’s game. The Orlando Magic, playing the Bobcats (the worst team in the NBA this season and perhaps ever), …

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Apr 23

Recap: Denver Nuggets 101, Orlando Magic 74

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE On Saturday, the Utah Jazz punished the Orlando Magic’s interior defense below the rim. Yes, Derrick Favors provided the Jazz with some aerial coverage thanks to a couple of dunks. But for the most part, with Al Jefferson leading the way, it was mostly a …

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Apr 22

Preview: Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets Date: Apr. 22, 2012 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Pepsi Center Records Magic: 36-27 Nuggets: 35-28 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Jason Richardson Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Nuggets: Ty Lawson Aaron Afflalo Danilo Gallinari Kenneth Faried Kosta Koufos Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.1 …

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Apr 22

Recap: Utah Jazz 117, Orlando Magic 107 (OT)

Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE It speaks to the defensive mastery of Dwight Howard (and head coach Stan Van Gundy) that in the Van Gundy era, the Orlando Magic have ranked in the top five or better in Defensive Rating between 2008-2011. And considering the personnel on the roster last season, …

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Apr 21

Preview: Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Utah Jazz Date: Apr. 21, 2012 Time: 10:30 p.m. Television: ESPN Arena: EnergySolutions Arena Records Magic: 36-26 Jazz: 33-30 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Jason Richardson Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Jazz: Devin Harris Gordon Hayward DeMarre Carroll Paul Millsap Al Jefferson Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.2 (26th of …

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Apr 20

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has the backstory on Dwight Howard’s back troubles: “Howard missed games on April 1 and April 3 because of his back problems, but then he played two more games, including on April 7, aggravating his back in the process. Five days later, he practiced with the team and once …

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Apr 20

Superman’s fall

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images I don’t think anybody saw this being the end of the saga. Just a day ago, I — like many of you, I’m sure — assumed that Dwight Howard’s “back” was just a synonym for a host of other maladies that were not exactly a physician’s concern. …

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Apr 19

Thursday’s Magic Word

With Dwight Howard out, the Orlando Magic have struggled to defend as a team in his absence. Last night’s game against the Boston Celtics was the latest example for the Magic. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has more: “Boston shot 54.3 percent overall, the sixth time in Orlando’s eight games without Howard that Magic …

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