Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 14

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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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Jan 05

Video Analysis: Highlights of Hedo Turkoglu’s triple-double

It’s been a few weeks since Hedo Turkoglu was traded to the Orlando Magic, and it looks like he hasn’t missed a beat with his old teammates. The Magic have gone 6-2 since Turkoglu’s return and, of course, the highlight of that eight-game stretch was his triple-double which came against the Golden State Warriors on …

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Dec 28

Video Analysis: A strong start and finish on Christmas Day

The Orlando Magic are in the midst of a three-game winning streak, which is modest by NBA standards, but one of the wins came against the Boston Celtics — holders of the best record in the Eastern Conference — on Christmas Day. The reason why that is a big deal, of sorts, is because the …

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Dec 27

J.J. Redick living up to his new billing

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images It’s been said that money changes people. Usually for the worst. For J.J. Redick, after signing a three-year offer sheet worth a little more than $20 million, there were those that wondered if he would regress to the mean after a career year during the 2009-2010 season. A slow start …

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