April, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 5

Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 09

Au revoir, O-rena

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images On March 25, Amway Arena was imploded by the City of Orlando, putting an end to the building’s 23 years of existence. One of the first things I thought of when I found out Amway Arena was torn down was something head coach Stan Van Gundy said after …

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Apr 09

Relying on J.J. Redick in crunch time

On Saturday, the Orlando Magic got a much-needed victory against the Philadelphia 76ers on the road, winning by the score of 88-82 and snapping a season-high five-game losing streak. And the Magic were able to win the game not only without Ryan Anderson and Hedo Turkoglu but with Dwight Howard nursing a bad back. Needless …

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Apr 08

Recap: Orlando Magic 88, Philadelphia 76ers 82

AP Photo/Michael Perez BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic aren’t going to win a championship this season. That much is certain. But amidst all the turmoil, all the drama, and all the BS (as head coach Stan Van Gundy would like to say), the Magic are a good team and capable of doing good things together. …

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Apr 07

Preview: Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers Date: Apr. 7, 2012 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: ESPN Arena: Wells Fargo Center Records Magic: 32-23 Pistons: 29-25 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Jason Richardson Glen Davis Dwight Howard Sixers: Jrue Holiday Evan Turner Andre Iguodala Elton Brand Spencer Hawes Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.3 (26th …

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Apr 06

Friday’s Magic Word

With the drama surrounding head coach Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard reaching a fever pitch, Hedo Turkoglu suffering facial fractures on his cheekbone (this after Carmelo Anthony inadvertently elbowed him in the face), and Ryan Anderson still recovering from a sprained ankle, nothing is going right for the Orlando Magic right now. According to …

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Apr 06

3-on-3 roundtable: A Dwightmare on Church Street

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse with regards to the ongoing saga between the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard, it does. After “The Indecision,” it seemed like the Magic were scot-free. With Dwight waiving the early termination option in his contract at the trade deadline, it seemed …

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Apr 05

Recap: New York Knicks 96, Orlando Magic 80

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE After head coach Stan Van Gundy let it be known at today’s shootaround that Dwight Howard wants him fired (and has wanted him fired since the offseason according to David Aldridge of TNT), it’s no surprise that the Orlando Magic lost to the New York Knicks. It seemed like a …

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Apr 05

Preview: New York Knicks at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: New York Knicks at Orlando Magic Date: Apr. 5, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: TNT Arena: Amway Center Records Knicks: 27-27 Magic: 32-22 Probable starters Knicks: Baron Davis Iman Shumpert Landry Fields Carmelo Anthony Tyson Chandler Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Glen Davis Dwight Howard Advanced stats Knicks: Pace: 93.8 (3rd …

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Apr 05

Dwight Howard vs. Stan Van Gundy

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio The cat’s out of the bag. Dwight wants Stan Van Gundy gone, even if he continus to deny it. Off with his head! Now that the rumors have been confirmed to be true, one becomes inclined to put himself in the shoes of the ownership in Orlando. Keep Dwight or keep Stan? …

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Apr 04

Wednesday’s Magic Word

CEO Alex Martins says that general manager Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy will be “evaluated” when the season is over. Both Smith and Van Gundy are under contract for the 2012-2013 NBA season. Glen Davis is finally playing well for the Orlando Magic. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel thinks that he’s …

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