May, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 2

Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 09

Recap: Indiana Pacers 105, Orlando Magic 87

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images BOX SCORE Turbulent. If I were given only one word to describe the Orlando Magic’s season, turbulent would be it. And in that turbulence, the Magic persevered. First it was “The Indecision.” Next it was the Stan Van Gundy vs. Dwight Howard saga. Then it was Dwight’s season-ending back surgery. …

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May 08

Preview: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers, Game 5

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers Date: May 8, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Records Magic: 37-29 Pacers: 42-24 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Pacers: George Hill Paul George Danny Granger David West Roy Hibbert Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 89.0 …

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May 08

Tuesday’s Magic Word

As Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinels tells it, “Eight teams in NBA history have recovered from 3-1 deficits.” Will the Orlando Magic become the ninth team? What can the Magic do to beat the Indiana Pacers on the road in Game 5 to extend their first round playoff series at least one more game? …

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May 07

Ryan Anderson wins NBA’s “Minutes Increased Per Game” Award

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images On Friday, Ryan Anderson became the fifth player for the Orlando Magic to win the Most Improved Player award in the franchise’s 23-year history (the other four players? Scott Skiles in 1991, Darrell Armstrong in 1999, Tracy McGrady in 2001, and Hedo Turkoglu in 2008). Except there’s one …

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May 06

Recap: Indiana Pacers 101, Orlando Magic 99 (OT)

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE With 8:14 left in the fourth quarter, the Orlando Magic were down by 19 points with the score at 82-63 in favor of the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers, just like in Games 2 and 3, used a strong third quarter surge (outscoring the Magic by 10 …

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May 05

Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic, Game 4

Essentials Teams: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Date: May. 5, 2012 Time: 2:00 p.m. Television: ESPN Arena: Amway Center Records Pacers: 42-24 Magic: 37-29 Probable starters Pacers: George Hill Paul George Danny Granger David West Roy Hibbert Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Advanced stats Pacers: Pace: 90.7 (19th of …

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May 04

Ryan Anderson wins NBA’s Most Improved Player award

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Via an Orlando Magic press release: Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic is the winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced today. The annual award is presented to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season. Anderson received 260 of …

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May 04

Glen Davis and being a champion

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images The single biggest argument any chump on the street has that gives him the decisive edge in an “anti-LeBron James” argument is the fact that LBJ has no rings. Why, then, do we not use that same logic when talking about non-superstars who also have rings? Maybe some do, but …

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May 03

Recap: Indiana Pacers 97, Orlando Magic 74

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE This is all you need to know after the Indiana Pacers beat the Orlando Magic on the road in Game 3 by the score of 97-74 to take a 2-1 series lead in their best-of-seven first round playoff matchup. In 63 minutes, the Pacers’ starting lineup (Hill-George-Granger-West-Hibbert) has outscored the …

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May 02

Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic, Game 3

Essentials Teams: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Date: May. 2, 2012 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Amway Center Records Pacers: 42-24 Magic: 37-29 Probable starters Pacers: George Hill Paul George Danny Granger David West Roy Hibbert Magic: Jameer Nelson Jason Richardson Hedo Turkoglu Ryan Anderson Glen Davis Advanced stats Pacers: Pace: 90.7 (19th …

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