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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 04

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Jordan White of Hardwood Paroxysm details Maurice Harkless’ defensive impact on the Orlando Magic so far this season: “When Harkless is on the court, opposing teams’ Offensive Rating drops nearly four points, from 105.2 to 101.4. His offense is miles behind his defense, but credit the rookie for realizing that his best shot at early …

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Dec 04

On being the future of the franchise

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images A phrase that gets thrown around a lot is “future of the franchise.” We often attribute this accolade to a guy who is a rising star or a guy who started proving himself right out of the gate as an unbelievable and capable talent. Kyrie Irving is the …

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Dec 04

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Golden State Warriors 94

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images BOX SCORE Fresh off Sunday’s season-defining victory over Dwight Howard and the Lakers, the Magic continued to impress on their West Coast road trip with another victory over a quality opponent in the Warriors. This one was much more of a back-and-forth affair than the Lakers game, which was pretty …

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Dec 03

Preview: Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors Date: December 2, 2012 Time: 10:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Oracle Arena Records Magic: 6-10 Warriors: 10-6 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Warriors: Stephen Curry Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes David Lee Festus Ezeli Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Dec 03

Monday’s Magic Word

Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk: “There is no real revenge for Dwight Howard, but that win Sunday night sure tasted good to Magic fans. As it should.” Will the Orlando Magic, after winning an emotional game against Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, suffer a letdown in tonight’s game against the Golden State …

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Dec 03

Recap: Orlando Magic 113, Los Angeles Lakers 103

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Before Dwight Howard was ultimately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team deal in August, for months, Magic fans had to endure endless chatter surrounding Howard’s future with the Orlando Magic, given that he had an early termination clause in his contract that allowed …

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Dec 02

Preview: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers Date: December 2, 2012 Time: 9:30 p.m. Television: NBA TV Arena: Staples Center Records Magic: 5-10 Lakers: 8-8 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Lakers: Darius Morris Kobe Bryant Metta World Peace Pau Gasol Dwight Howard Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Dec 01

Recap: Brooklyn Nets 98, Orlando Magic 86

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE There was a hint of inevitability in the air during this game. The Magic weren’t playing badly and the Nets weren’t playing well, but we often see this happen in the NBA: an overwhelming favorite plays down to the level of its opponent, eventually pulling away …

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