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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 18

Preview: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Date: November 18, 2012 Time: 1:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Air Canada Centre Records Magic: 3-5 Pistons: 2-7 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo DeQuan Jones Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Raptors: Jose Calderon DeMar DeRozan Dominic McGuire Andrea Bargnani Jonas Valanciunas Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Nov 17

Recap: Orlando Magic 110, Detroit Pistons 106

Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE After missing the last five games with a strained groin and hamstring, Jameer Nelson made his return from injury against the Detroit Pistons on Friday. And even though Nelson finished with 13 points and 10 assists, he made his impact with his words more so than …

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Nov 16

Preview: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons Date: November 16, 2012 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: The Palace at Auburn Hills Records Magic: 2-5 Pistons: 1-8 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Pistons: Brandon Knight Kyle Singler Tayshaun Prince Jason Maxiell Greg Monroe Advanced stats …

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Nov 16

Friday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated ranks the Orlando Magic at No. 26 in his latest power rankings: “After a feel-good 2-0 start, the Magic have lost five straight and are in desperate need of an offensive boost. Orlando ranks 26th in points scored per possession and is averaging just 79.8 points on its current slide …

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Nov 16

#ORLrank 8: Rashard Lewis

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 2008-2009 79 2859 16.8 4.03 11.0 9.6 Rashard Lewis’ best season with the Magic   Rashard Lewis’ time with the Magic is probably best remembered for how it started and how it ended. Things kicked off with that insane max contract, and unfair as …

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Nov 15

Arron Afflalo’s shot selection explains his struggles

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Since coming to Orlando in the Dwight Howard trade this summer, Arron Afflalo has been touted as one of the central pieces Rob Hennigan is planning to rebuild around. An elite shooter and solid defender, he seems to be a perfect fit for a young team still in …

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Nov 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “A doctor’s check-up that Hedo Turkoglu hoped would lead him one step closer to returning for the Orlando Magic turned sour on Wednesday and the veteran small forward could be out of action another month. When doctors determined that one of the screws in Turkoglu’s surgically repaired left hand had loosened, …

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Nov 13

Recap: New York Knicks 99, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Early in the fourth quarter, the Orlando Magic were leading 80-79 against the New York Knicks and giving them everything they could handle. The Magic were competing and playing hard on both ends of the floor. The Knicks responded by going on an 18-4 run, essentially ending the game with …

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Nov 13

Preview: New York Knicks at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: New York Knicks at Orlando Magic Date: November 13, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Knicks: 4-0 Magic: 2-4 Probable starters Knicks: Raymond Felton Jason Kidd Ronnie Brewer Carmelo Anthony Tyson Chandler Magic: E’Twaun Moore J.J. Redick Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Knicks: Pace: …

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Nov 13

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Since a hot 2-0 start to the regular season, the Orlando Magic have lost their last four games. The main culprit being that the offense has sputtered. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post examines the Magic’s offensive struggles. The New York Knicks, the NBA’s lone undefeated team at 4-0, face off against Orlando at Amway …

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