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Nov 19

Monday’s Magic Word

  • In Kurt Helin’s latest power rankings at ProBasketballTalk, the Orlando Magic came in at No. 25: “If you want some bright spots, Jameer Nelson is back and the ball movement looks better. Plus there was the dramatic fourth-quarter comeback against Detroit. It’s not much but at least their losing streak has ended.”
  • Meanwhile, the Magic rank No. 26 in’s Marc Stein’s power rankings with an important tidbit: “[Their] case for finding a third team in the Dwight Howard deal so the Magic wouldn’t have to take back Andrew Bynum has never been stronger.”
  • For those that don’t know, it’s been reported that Bynum suffered a setback in his rehab by injuring his left knee while bowing.
  • A recap of Orlando’s loss against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
  • The Magic will be facing off against their nemesis tonight.
  • Should Orlando re-sign J.J. Redick? He’s in the last year of his contract.
  • Redick, who missed Sunday’s game against the Raptors due to an illness, is a game-time decision tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Head coach Jacque Vaughn wants to see the Magic get off to a better start in first quarters.
  • John Denton of “The top priority tonight for the Magic (3-6) against the Hawks (4-4) is to get off to a better start so that they are not fighting from behind all game. That has been a trend most of this season as Orlando has trailed by at least eight points in the first quarter of seven of nine games so far.”
  • John Schumann of with this statistical nugget: “Somehow, Glen Davis has taken 148 shots from the field and has only 19 free throw attempts. He’s had his shot blocked more times (21) than he’s been to the line.”
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