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Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 04

Grades: Orlando Magic 105, New Orleans Hornets 102

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 105 Final Recap | Box Score 102 New Orleans Hornets Nikola Vucevic 3-6 FG | 3-4 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | -10 It was another quiet game for Vucevic, which has been a recurring theme lately. He didn’t even …

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Mar 04

Preview: Orlando Magic at New Orleans Hornets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at New Orleans Hornets Date: March 4, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: New Orleans Arena Records Magic: 16-44 Hornets: 21-39 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Hornets: Greivis Vasquez Eric Gordon Al-Farouq Aminu Anthony Davis Robin Lopez Advanced stats Magic: …

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Mar 04

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Last week, we kind of downplayed Tobias Harris’ solid Orlando debut. And then he went and shot 27-for-36 (5-for-9 from 3-point range) in his next three games, averaging 22.0 points and 7.7 rebounds.” Al Harrington, fully recovered from a staph infection in his right knee, has emerged as the backup center …

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Mar 04

Orlando’s effective hi-lo set

The hi-lo is one of the most complex sets in basketball. On the surface, it looks like a simple pass between two big men, but it needs perfect timing and chemistry. Lately, the Orlando Magic have been running an interesting iteration of the hi-lo. Let’s go through it step-by-step. Things begin with a guard handling …

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Mar 04

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 108, Orlando Magic 82

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images   Memphis Grizzlies 108 Final Recap | Box Score 82 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | -19 In early January, there was an article on Grantland suggesting that Vucevic could become the next Marc Gasol: …

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Mar 04

Video: Maurice Harkless swoops in for a dunk

Mar 03

Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic Date: March 3, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Grizlies: 38-19 Magic: 16-43 Probable starters Grizzlies: Mike Conley Tony Allen Tayshaun Prince Darrell Arthur Marc Gasol Magic: E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Grizzlies: Pace: 89.0 …

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Mar 01

Grades: Houston Rockets 118, Orlando Magic 110

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack   Houston Rockets 118 Final Recap | Box Score 110 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 18 PTS | -8 After a lackluster performance against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, Vucevic bounced back nicely with a double-double against the Rockets. Vucevic …

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Mar 01

Preview: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic Date: March 1, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Rockets: 31-28 Magic: 16-42 Probable starters Rockets: Jeremy Lin James Harden Chandler Parsons Donatas Motiejunas Omer Asik Magic: E’Twaun Moore Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Rockets: Pace: 96.3 …

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