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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30

Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic Date: November 30, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Nets: 10-4 Magic: 5-9 Probable starters Nets: Deron Williams Joe Johnson Gerald Wallace Kris Humphries Brook Lopez Magic: E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Nets: Pace: 88.1 …

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Nov 30

Friday’s Magic Word

How much longer can head coach Jacque Vaughn used the Orlando Magic’s current starting lineup of Nelson-Afflalo-Harkless-Davis-Vucevic? Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post ponders that very question with this revelation: “In 45 minutes together–the third-most minutes of any Magic fivesome this season–the current starting group scores 92.1 points per 100 possessions while allowing 99.7. The …

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Nov 30

#ORLrank 6: Ryan Anderson

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 2011-2012 61 1964 21.2 3.72 14.0 11.9 Ryan Anderson’s best season with the Magic   The Orlando saga for Ryan Anderson was really a story with two parts. When Anderson first came into the league, scouting reports on him said his quickness …

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Nov 29

Jacque Vaughn’s bright future

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images When the Magic announced the hiring of Jacque Vaughn to replace Stan Van Gundy this summer, I wrote that it made sense for a team that was, more or less, completely starting over from scratch to hire a coach with an equally clean record. As soon as Dwight Howard …

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Nov 28

Recap: San Antonio Spurs 110, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Under Stan Van Gundy, the calling card for the Orlando Magic was not only their defense but their three-point shooting. In four of the five seasons that Van Gundy coached the Magic, they ranked first in three-point field goal attempts. And in the year Orlando didn’t rank first (which was …

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Nov 28

Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic Date: November 28, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Spurs: 12-3 Magic: 5-8 Probable starters Spurs: Tony Parker Gary Neal Danny Green DeJuan Blair Tim Duncan Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Spurs: Pace: …

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Nov 26

Monday’s Magic Word

Paul Pierce got shook by Jameer Nelson in Sunday’s game between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie: “Quite a few pundits, myself included, predicted the Magic to end the season with one of the lowest win totals in the NBA during 2012-13. We thought that the roster was still …

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Nov 26

The return of Josh McRoberts

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Josh McRoberts was due for a bounce-back season. After a solid campaign on the upstart 2010-11 Pacers, the Duke product signed a two-year deal with the Lakers and was expected to help offset the loss of Lamar Odom as the team’s third big man. Yes, the idea of McRoberts …

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Nov 26

Recap: Boston Celtics 116, Orlando Magic 110 (OT)

AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz BOX SCORE With a rookie head coach (Jacque Vaughn) and 10 new faces on the roster, Magic fans have been tempted to use the “Heart and Hustle II” nickname early in the season. The original “Heart and Hustle” team in the 1999-2000 season, also led by a rookie head coach (Doc Rivers) …

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Nov 25

Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic Date: November 25, 2012 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Celtics: 7-6 Magic: 5-7 Probable starters Celtics: Rajon Rondo Jason Terry Paul Pierce Brandon Bass Kevin Garnett Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Celtics: Pace: 92.1 …

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