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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 19

Recap: Boston Celtics 102, Orlando Magic 98

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic played a hard-fought game against the Boston Celtics but came up short, losing 102-98. With the score at 98-96 and the Celtics trying to hold on for the victory, after Glen Davis stole a pass from Avery Bradley and converted a dunk on …

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Apr 18

Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics Date: Apr. 18, 2012 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: ESPN Arena: TD Garden Records Magic: 36-25 Celtics: 36-26 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Jason Richardson Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Celtics: Avery Bradley Sasha Pavlovic Paul Pierce Brandon Bass Kevin Garnett Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.2 (27th of …

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Apr 18

Ryan Anderson and offensive rebounds

Ryan Anderson is a poor man’s Kevin Love. You’ll read or hear that comparison thrown around, and it’s certainly apt. Anderson shares a few similarities with Love. They’re stretch fours. Both players hoard offensive rebounds while spreading the floor and lighting it up behind the three-point line. And while Anderson and Love aren’t liabilities on …

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Apr 17

Tuesday’s Magic Word

With the injury bug biting Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, and Glen Davis in recent weeks, it turns out the Orlando Magic have been able to turn the situation into a positive. Quentin Richardson on the Magic’s win against the Philadelphia 76ers last night: “I definitely am proud. This is one of the best victories I’ve …

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Apr 17

Recap: Orlando Magic 113, Philadelphia 76ers 100

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Whenever the Orlando Magic play against the Philadelphia 76ers, especially on the road, people like to bring up the hometown narrative for Jameer Nelson since he grew up in nearby Chester, Pennsylvania and played his college ball at St. Joseph’s. It’s a nice story, sure, but the overriding theme this …

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Apr 16

Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic Date: Apr. 16, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Amway Center Records Sixers: 31-28 Magic: 35-25 Probable starters Sixers: Jrue Holiday Jodie Meeks Andre Iguodala Thaddeus Young Elton Brand Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Jason Richardson Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Advanced stats Sixers: Pace: 89.7 (24th …

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Apr 16

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “An MRI today showed that Glen Davis suffered no structural damage when he hurt his right knee Sunday night, team spokesman Joel Glass said. Davis mildly hyperextended the knee and his availability for tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers is being called a gametime decision.” Much of Daniel Orton’s …

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Apr 16

Recap: Orlando Magic 100, Cleveland Cavaliers 84

AP Photo/Mark Duncan BOX SCORE Ask any Magic fan and he or she will probably tell you the same thing. The Orlando Magic have been in existence for 23 seasons and this has likely been the craziest season of them all. We all know about “The Indecision.” We all know about the ongoing saga between …

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Apr 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers Date: Apr. 15, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Quicken Loans Arena Records Magic: 34-25 Cavaliers: 20-38 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Jason Richardson Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Cavaliers: Donald Sloan Anthony Parker Alonzo Gee Luke Harangody Tristan Thompson Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Apr 14

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 109, Orlando Magic 81

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE With Dwight Howard out (herniated disk in lower back), it’s no surprise that the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic on Friday. The Hawks haven’t had much trouble defeating the Magic with Dwight for the past two seasons, so taking him out of the equation made Friday’s game a mere …

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