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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 24

Recap: Orlando Magic 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 104

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Lately, the Nikola Vucevics and Moe Harklesses of the Magic’s roster have been impressing as they’ve worked their way to a record improbably close to .500. But taking on the Kyrie Irving-less Cavs, it was Orlando’s veterans who carried the day. This game was always going …

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Nov 23

Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic Date: November 23, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Cavaliers: 3-8 Magic: 4-7 Probable starters Cavaliers: Jeremy Pargo Dion Waiters Alonzo Gee Tristan Thompson Anderson Varejao Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Cavaliers: Pace: 94.1 …

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Nov 23

#ORLrank 7: Nick Anderson

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 1994-1995 76 2588 17.5 3.44 10.0 8.9 Nick Anderson’s best season with the Magic   If you were to play word association with casual NBA fans, the word most associated with Nick Anderson would be “choker.” Facing off against the Houston Rockets in …

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Nov 21

Recap: Orlando Magic 90, Detroit Pistons 74

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Facing off against the Detroit Pistons for a second time in six days, the Orlando Magic skipped the dramatics this time around (following a 110-106 come-from-behind victory in Detroit) and instead used a big third quarter to put the Pistons away early after trailing at halftime. Entering the third quarter, …

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Nov 21

Preview: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic Date: November 21, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Pistons: 2-9 Magic: 3-7 Probable starters Pistons: Brandon Knight Kyle Singler Tayshaun Prince Jason Maxiell Greg Monroe Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Pistons: Pace: 91.9 …

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Nov 20

Beginning to consider the 2013 NBA draft lottery

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes There have been no shortage of conspiracy theories surrounding the NBA Draft lottery since its inception in 1985, but I have an only-half-joking hunch that the Magic are going to end up with the top overall pick in 2013. This doesn’t mean they’ll finish with the worst record in the league, although …

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Nov 20

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 81, Orlando Magic 72

AP Photo/David Goldman BOX SCORE Entering Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, head coach Jacque Vaughn had let it be known that he wanted to see the Orlando Magic get off to a better start in the first quarter. In seven of the Magic’s nine games this season, they trailed by at least eight points …

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Nov 19

Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks Date: November 19, 2012 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Phillips Arena Records Magic: 3-6 Pistons: 4-4 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Hawks: Jeff Teague Devin Harris Kyle Korver Josh Smith Al Horford Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 91.6 (18th …

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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 …

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Nov 18

Recap: Toronto Raptors 97, Orlando Magic 86

AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS, Frank Gunn BOX SCORE Nothing like a little dejavu. Sort of. Against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, the Orlando Magic came back from a 13-point deficit to escape with a win. Against the Toronto Raptors, the Magic came back from a 13-point deficit and led 74-73 with 8:29 left in the …

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