Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 13

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Mar 07

Video Analysis: Anatomy of a 40-9 run against the Miami Heat

Despite a disappointing loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday, which culminated with a one-game suspension for Dwight Howard that’ll be served tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers, last week was fairly successful for the Orlando Magic. After Howard pleaded with his teammates to bring more to the table after losing to the Sacramento Kings …

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Mar 04

The left side is the Orlando Magic’s good side

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN Stats and Information: The Orlando Magic have their sweet spots from the three-point line on the left side of the court. Orlando shoots a higher percentage from those areas and has more attempts from those areas. The Magic have to hit their three-pointers to win …

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Mar 02

Gilbert Arenas at a glance

Photo by Fernando Medina The hardest thing about watching Gilbert Arenas play basketball right now is not that he is performing at about 25 percent of his statistical capacity. It isn’t even that he’s getting paid close to 18 million a year to average eight points and four assists per game. It’s that he looks …

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Feb 28

Dwight Howard and the elusive MVP award

Photo by Fernando Medina The MVP award is one of the hardest to define, and though usually it is given to a statistically dominant player, it occasionally goes to a guy whose stats don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes critics agree that a certain player is dominant even if other players have a statistical edge. …

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Feb 22

Dwight Howard and the power of one

Photo by Fernando Medina In case you haven’t seen, read, or heard, Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks and will be teaming up with Amar’e Stoudemire to form a dynamic duo that will surely make noise in the Eastern Conference. No, the Knicks won’t be contenders in the East — not …

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Feb 18

Video Analysis: Remembering Rashard Lewis, Part II

Due to technical difficulties, there is a delay in the video. Rashard Lewis has had a number of memorable games with the Orlando Magic, but at the top of the list had to be his Game 1 performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Lewis started the game off slow, …

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Feb 17

Remembering Rashard Lewis, Part I

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Rashard Lewis, now a member of the Washington Wizards, didn’t play against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday due to a sore right knee. It’s a shame because, given that the Wizards have exhausted their two road games against the Magic this season, that means Lewis won’t be returning to the Amway …

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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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