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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 25

Friday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated suggests the Orlando Magic should unload some of the burden in the second half of the season: “The Magic have been much better than expected this season, but are still unlikely to sneak into the playoffs. This year could be even more successful if new general manager Rob Hennigan can …

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Jan 25

Examining the Magic’s trade deadline outlook

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The Magic have traditionally been very active at the trading deadline over the past few years, if not in making deals, then at least in being involved in talks. Their motives this season, however, are very different than in past years. During the 2010-11 season, Otis Smith swapped Rashard Lewis’ …

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Jan 24

Recap: Toronto Raptors 97, Orlando Magic 95

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic have made a habit out of losing close games this season. The Magic’s narrow two-point defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, thanks to DeMar DeRozan’s buzzer-beating game-winner, was the latest example. With the loss, Orlando is now 3-7 this season in games decided by …

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Jan 24

Preview: Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Toronto Raptors at Orlando Magic Date: January 24, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Raptors: 15-27 Magic: 14-27 Probable starters Raptors: Jose Calderon DeMar DeRozan Landry Fields Ed Davis Amir Johnson Magic: Jameer Nelson J.J. Redick Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Raptors: Pace: 89.9 …

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Jan 23

Wednesday’s Magic Word

“Big Baby wants a PB&J sandwich.” Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “No, the Rising Stars Challenge isn’t glamorous, and the level of defensive intensity makes the All-Star Game itself look like an old Detroit Pistons/Boston Celtics slobberknocker. However, it’s still an honor for a player to earn a spot on either of the rosters …

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Jan 23

Recap: Detroit Pistons 105, Orlando Magic 90

Photo by J. Dennis/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE After a back-and-forth first half, the Detroit Pistons busted the game open in the third quarter and cruised to a 105-90 victory over the Orlando Magic. The Magic have now lost 14 of their last 16 games and, after a surprising 12-13 start, finish the first …

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Jan 22

Preview: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons Date: January 22, 2013 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills Records Magic: 14-26 Pistons: 15-25 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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Jan 22

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider revisits the Dwight Howard blockbuster trade and provides an updated view on the Orlando Magic’s haul: “Largely overlooked in the trade, Vucevic, 22, has been a revelation at center for the Magic, and is averaging 11.7 points and 11.1 rebounds this season. Here’s the list of active players who have …

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Jan 22

Maurice Harkless: basketball Play-Doh

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images As the Magic’s impressive start to the season is left further in the past, this year becomes more and more of a trial run. There are a lot of different pieces on Orlando’s roster, many not a part of any reasonable long-term plan, but the only way to …

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Jan 21

Recap: Dallas Mavericks 111, Orlando Magic 105

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Despite starting off hot and jumping out to an 18-4 lead over the Mavericks, the Magic lost this game in the first quarter. Orlando owned the first half of the opening period and it was looking as though they were headed for a morale-boosting blowout of a reasonably superior team. …

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