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May 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

  • Will the Amway Center be loud tonight?
  • Danny Granger openly admits the Indiana Pacers had a bit of a letdown when it became known that Dwight Howard underwent season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back and would miss the playoffs. Granger says it reflected in the Pacers’ Game 1 loss.
  • Shot selection is of grave importance to the Orlando Magic in Game 3.
  • Playing well in the first and third quarters is important, too, for the Magic.
  • Dwight is no longer the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. Today, Tyson Chandler officially won the Defensive Player of the Year award for this season.
  • Five keys to the game for Orlando in anticipation of Game 3.
  • Earl Clark has been a difference-maker for the Magic defensively in their first round playoff series against Indiana.
  • According to Cosmopolitan magazine, J.J. Redick is the hottest player in the NBA.
  • Want to know what every player for Orlando is wearing shoe-wise? Here you go.
  • Tyler Hansbrough remarks that the Magic, even without Dwight, are “a deadly team.”
  • What matchup adjustments might occur in Game 3 between Orlando and the Pacers? Brett Koremenos of HoopSpeak tries to provide some answers.
  • There’s a mutual respect between head coaches Stan Van Gundy and Frank Vogel.