November, 2012 | Magic Basketball - Part 4

Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 12

The life and times of Glen Davis

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It must really stink to be Glen Davis right now. Imagine being a guy who entered the league as a 21-year-old and almost immediately felt the unparalleled bliss of winning a championship, of being a champion. Now, four long and relatively miserable years later, you’re in Orlando and …

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Nov 12

Recap: Brooklyn Nets 82, Orlando Magic 74

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE For the Orlando Magic, the outcome was decided in the first 12 minutes of the game. In the first quarter, the Brooklyn Nets jumped out to a double-digit lead thanks to Brook Lopez and Deron Williams. Lopez went to work against Nikola Vucevic, making an …

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Nov 11

Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets Date: November 11, 2012 Time: 3:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Barclays Center Records Magic: 2-3 Nets: 2-2 Probable starters Magic: E’Twaun Moore J.J. Redick Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Nets: Deron Williams Joe Johnson Keith Bogans Kris Humphries Brook Lopez Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 91.5 …

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Nov 09

Recap: Brooklyn Nets 107, Orlando Magic 68

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack BOX SCORE It just never felt like Deron Williams and Joe Johnson were even trying. Mostly because the Nets were up by double-digits while the dynamic duo was in the game in the first half. The two didn’t play much in the second half, as Brooklyn enjoyed a 30-point lead for …

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Nov 09

Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic Date: November 9, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Nets: 1-2 Magic: 2-2 Probable starters Nets: Deron Williams Joe Johnson Keith Bogans Kris Humphries Brook Lopez Magic: E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Josh McRoberts Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Nets: Pace: 90.7 …

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Nov 09

Friday’s Mini-Magic Word

Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Given his reputation as a trigger-happy jump shooter, it’d be easy to conclude that Davis is settling for far too many long twos. That’s not exactly the case: he’s taken 37 long twos through four games, and while that’s a terribly high figure, it’s not as though he’s settling: …

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Nov 09

#ORLrank 9: Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   G MP PER VORP WARP WS/82 2007-2008 82 3026 17.8 4.06 10.6 9.0 Hedo Turkoglu’s best season with the Magic   When I think of Hedo Turkoglu in a Magic uniform, a few things come to mind. I think of 2008 when Turkoglu had the best …

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Nov 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick has turned some heads with his play early in the season. Chris Broussard of ESPN Insider suggests that Redick could even be an early contender for the Sixth Man of the Year award. David Thorpe of ESPN Insider offers a breakdown of rookie Andrew Nicholson: “He has a solid shot from the perimeter. …

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Nov 08

J.J. Redick is ready to take the leap

AP Photo/Charles Cherney This could finally be J.J. Redick’s year. Which makes it easy to forget that J.J. Redick used to be a horrible bust that proved just how insignificant one’s college career can be. He could always shoot. His long range acumen carried him at Duke and even when he was manning the Orlando …

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Nov 08

Recap: Minnesota Timberwolves 90, Orlando Magic 75

AP Photo/Jim Mone BOX SCORE With injuries to Jameer Nelson (strained groin and hamstring) and Hedo Turkoglu (broken hand), as well as Al Harrington still recovering from surgery on his right knee during the offseason, playing shorthanded was eventually going to catch up to the Orlando Magic. Without Harrington, Nelson, and Turkoglu, the Magic handily …

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