April, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 6

Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 04

Recap: Detroit Pistons 102, Orlando Magic 95

Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE It’s no surprise that the Orlando Magic lost to the Detroit Pistons on the road — again. In the Stan Van Gundy era, the Magic are 2-6 against the Pistons on the road in the regular season. Only in Van Gundy’s first season with Orlando did …

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Apr 03

Preview: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons Date: Apr. 3, 2012 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: The Palace at Auburn Hills Records Magic: 32-21 Pistons: 19-33 Probable starters Magic: Chris Duhon Jason Richardson Quentin Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Glen Davis Pistons: Brandon Knight Ben Gordon Tayshaun Prince Greg Monroe Jason Maxiell Advanced stats …

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Apr 03

Tuesday’s Magic Word

As the Orlando Magic face the distinct possibility of playing without Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson, and Jameer Nelson in tonight’s road game against the Detroit Pistons, it wasn’t long ago when another short-handed Magic team was able to beat the Pistons on the road. Ryan Anderson’s ankle “still looks like a softball.” Could Orlando make …

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Apr 02

Monday’s Magic Word

Glen Davis on his role with the Orlando Magic: “Whatever Stan wants me to do, I’m going to do it to the max whatever he wants me to do. If he wants me to set a thousand screens, I’ll set a thousand screens till I fall [down] and die.” “Complete” players in the NBA are …

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Apr 02

J.J. Redick and Milo Greene: Mutual respect

Photo courtesy of J.J. Redick Quick, who are the music groups that come to mind when you think about getting pumped up and ready to play in an NBA basketball game? Here, I’ll do it for you. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Skrillex, Kanye West, Eminem — just to name a few. We need a list, though. …

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Apr 02

HoopIdea: Last five minutes of NBA games — relevant or not?

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images You know that you only need to watch the last five minutes of an NBA game, right? Well, I thought that was true until Sunday. In the 2011-2012 NBA season, no team in the league has a winning record when trailing at the half. Again, no team in …

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Apr 02

Recap: Denver Nuggets 104, Orlando Magic 101

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE It would be easy to explain away the Orlando Magic’s loss to the Denver Nuggets by using an excuse — Dwight Howard wasn’t playing due to back spasms. But that doesn’t advance the conversation. There’s many reasons why the Magic lost to the Nuggets and, by …

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Apr 01

Preview: Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic Date: Apr. 1, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Amway Center Records Nuggets: 28-24 Magic: 32-20 Probable starters Nuggets: Ty Lawson Aaron Afflalo Corey Brewer Kenneth Faried JaVale McGee Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Advanced stats Nuggets: Pace: 94.6 (1st …

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Apr 01

Recap: Dallas Mavericks 100, Orlando Magic 98

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Magic dropped an infuriating game to the Mavericks on Friday, 100-98.  Despite having control for the better part of the contest, the Magic unraveled in the fourth quarter and missed a couple looks at the buzzer to seal it for the Mavericks. It seemed for …

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