January, 2013 | Magic Basketball - Part 3

Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 20

Preview: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic Date: January 18, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Mavericks: 17-24 Magic: 14-25 Probable starters Mavericks: Darren Collison O.J. Mayo Shawn Marion Dirk Nowitzki Chris Kaman Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo DeQuan Jones Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Mavericks: Pace: 94.0 …

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Jan 19

Recap: Charlotte Bobcats 106, Orlando Magic 100

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE In keeping with their schizophrenic nature this season, the Orlando Magic followed up a surprising win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday with a loss to the lowly Charlotte Bobcats two days later. It’s no secret that the Magic’s defense has regressed badly in recent weeks. …

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Jan 18

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic Date: January 18, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Bobcats: 9-30 Magic: 14-24 Probable starters Bobcats: Kemba Walker Gerald Henderson Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Hakim Warrick Bismack Biyombo Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo DeQuan Jones Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Bobcats: Pace: 91.8 …

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Jan 18

What is Nikola Vucevic’s ceiling?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Nikola Vucevic has made headlines over the past few weeks for his rebounding prowess. He’s pulled down at least 12 boards in the last eight Magic games, which is the second-longest streak in the NBA (Anderson Varejao did it 12 straight times earlier this season). And Vucevic set …

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Jan 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

Watch Glen Davis wiggle. The Orlando Magic beat the Indiana Pacers 97-86 in last night’s game. Arron Afflalo speaks afterwards to reporters. Nikola Vucevic’s rebounding prowess continues to get noticed. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “During his eight seasons in Orlando, Howard simultaneously became the game’s best defensive player and rebounder. Because of that fact, there …

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Jan 17

The good and bad of Arron Afflalo

Heading into the season, the scouting report on Arron Afflalo from his final year with the Denver Nuggets was that his defense had regressed, in part because he worked on expanding his offensive repertoire. Once known as a good defender, Afflalo poured his efforts into becoming more than just a spot-up shooter and it worked …

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Jan 16

Recap: Orlando Magic 97, Indiana Pacers 86

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Steals, points off turnovers, transition buckets, a ridiculously high three-point field goal percentage, getting a former All-Star into foul trouble. These are things that have been highly irregular for the Magic this season, but were key elements to their win against the Pacers. It all started …

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Jan 16

Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Date: January 16, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Pacers: 24-15 Magic: 13-24 Probable starters Pacers: George Hill Lance Stephenson Paul George David West Roy Hibbert Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo DeQuan Jones Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Pacers: Pace: 89.6 …

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Jan 16

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Ben Golliver of The Point Forward on the Orlando Magic’s rebuilding efforts: “While it takes a little work to get excited about Orlando’s pieces, there’s no questioning the general culture that’s been instilled under Vaughn. That goes a long way in keeping a team out of the “awful” category for multiple years. Like Cho, Magic …

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Jan 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ish Smith had one of the most amazing plays you’ll see all season. In last night’s game against the Washington Wizards, Smith jumped over John Wall after biting on his pump fake, then recovered to block his shot. The Orlando Magic have lost 11 of their past 12 games. This headline says it all: “Jameer …

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