Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 13

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Feb 16

Earl Clark slowly making a name for himself

As seen on Hoopdata. As the Orlando Magic continue their up-and-down season, especially after two blockbuster trades on December 18 that brought aboard well-known players like Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu, another player acquired in the deals is slowly making a name for himself. His name? Earl Clark. Long compared to Lamar Odom …

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Feb 10

A steady descent for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It was January 9. The Orlando Magic just got done beating the Dallas Mavericks the night before to extend their winning streak to nine games — tying a franchise record. The Magic’s record was 25-12, third in the Eastern Conference, and they were within striking distance of the Miami Heat …

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Feb 02

Role reversal between two rivals

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images When the Orlando Magic defeated the Miami Heat on November 24 by the score of 104-95 in front of a nationally televised audience and sold-out crowd at the Amway Center, these were two teams heading in different directions. The win sparked a six game-winning streak for the Magic, which eventually …

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Feb 01

Video Analysis: A dominant Dwight Howard in Chicago

The Orlando Magic have been going through a rough patch lately, making it harder for the mainstream media and blogosphere to consider them an elite team and a championship contender right now. That being said, if there’s been a bright spot amidst the darkness for the Magic, it’s been Dwight Howard. Mental gaffes against the …

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Jan 26

Evaluating Dwight Howard’s MVP credentials

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images While the mainstream media continues to salivate over the prospects of Derrick Rose or Amar’e Stoudemire winning the Most Valuable Player award, there’s a player that deserves to get a lot more attention than he’s currently getting. Dwight Howard. Yeah, Rose’s acrobatic forays to the rim are aesthetically pleasing to watch …

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Jan 25

Newfound efficiency for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina Despite head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s justifiable grumbling about the Orlando Magic‘s defense, or lack thereof, there are many things that are impressive about the team since general manager Otis Smith made two blockbuster trades that — momentarily — shook the landscape of the NBA. Like Hedo Turkgolu‘s rebirth with the …

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Jan 21

Video Analysis: A fun fourth quarter between familiar foes

On Monday, the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics engaged in another one of their memorable battles. In recent years, whenever the Magic and Celtics go toe-to-toe with each other, fans are — more often than not — treated to a great game. Head coach Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers are two of the better …

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Jan 12

Orlando Magic’s winning streak revisited

Tonight, on the road against the New Orleans Hornets, the Orlando Magic seek out their 10th straight win of the regular season. The last time the Magic had a double-digit winning streak in the franchise’s 22 years of existence? Never. Needless to say, a little history is at stake. Before Orlando plays later this evening, …

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Jan 10

Video Analysis: Orlando’s offensive explosion in Dallas

On Saturday, the Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks engaged in one of the more entertaining regular season games in the NBA this year. For those a fan of offense, the Magic and Mavericks did not disappoint — much to the dismay of head coach Stan Van Gundy, who preaches a defense-first mentality every minute of …

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Jan 05

Hedo Turkoglu aiding the Orlando Magic’s revival

Photo by Fernando Medina The Orlando Magic are on a six-game winning streak, with notable wins over the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, and New York Knicks, and Hedo Turkoglu has been a big reason why order is being restored in the City Beautiful. The Magic have the look of a championship contender again after …

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