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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 20

Recap: Orlando Magic 90, Washington Wizards 83

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE After a competitive first quarter, the Orlando Magic were able to cruise to their season-high fourth consecutive win with a 90-83 victory against the Washington Wizards. And the Magic have J.J. Redick and E’Twaun Moore to thank for that. For Redick, it’s not puzzling that he …

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Dec 19

Preview: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic Date: December 19, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Wizards: 3-19 Magic: 11-13 Probable starters Wizards: Jordan Crawford Shaun Livingston Martell Webster Earl Barron Emeka Okafor Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Wizards: Pace: 91.4 …

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Dec 19

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Rob Mahoney of The Point Forward: “[A] player I wouldn’t mind seeing traded this season is Orlando’s J.J. Redick, who seems to have all of the qualities of a deadline-day target. He plays for a team that, while impressive in its efforts thus far, ultimately can’t make best use of his game. He’s in the …

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Dec 17

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Minnesota Timberwolves 93

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Glen Davis’ struggles offensively this season have been well-documented. In short, Davis’ bad shot selection has been the driving force behind his inefficiency. Despite shooting a career-high 65.4 percent at the rim on 5.2 attempts per game, Davis has undermined his effectiveness on offense because of …

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Dec 17

Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves at Orlando Magic Date: December 17, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Timberwolves: 12-9 Magic: 10-13 Probable starters Timberwolves: Luke Ridnour Alexey Shved Andrei Kirilenko Kevin Love Nikola Pekovic Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Timberwolves: Pace: 91.9 …

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Dec 17

Monday’s Magic Word

In December, the Orlando Magic have owned the top defense in the NBA. The Magic earn kudos for handing the Golden State Warriors their lone loss on their six-game East Coast road trip. Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk: “Don’t tell anyone, but coach Jacque Vaughn has [the Magic] playing really good defense lately. That’s how they …

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Dec 17

Revisiting the Glen Davis-Brandon Bass trade

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It’s been a year since Brandon Bass was shipped out of Orlando for Glen Davis (and Von Wafer) and already the circumstances around the trade have changed dramatically. Davis was acquired, in part, to appease Dwight Howard, who is no longer with the Magic. Davis and Howard are …

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Dec 16

Recap: Orlando Magic 107, Charlotte Bobcats 98

Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE For the Orlando Magic, Saturday night was a prime example of what is good, what can go wrong, and how to preserve the latter when faced with adversity. Early on, the offense was clicking, the ball was moving, and life was sublime. This included your usual …

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Dec 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Charlotte Bobcats

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Charlotte Bobcats Date: December 15, 2012 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Time Warner Cable Arena Records Magic: 9-13 Bobcats: 7-15 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Bobcats: Kemba Walker Jeff Taylor Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Bismack Biyombo Byron Mullens Advanced stats Magic: …

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Dec 15

Recap: Orlando Magic 99, Golden State Warriors 85

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE One of the main reasons why the Orlando Magic have overachieved up to this point in the season is because their youth have been able to contribute. Guys like Nikola Vucevic, E’Twaun Moore, Maurice Harkless, and Andrew Nicholson have each played a role in the Magic’s …

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