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Mar 13

Ryan Anderson: Clutch City

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images With all the rabblerousing surrounding Kobe and his ability (or inability in many cases) to perform in clutch moments, it can be hard to notice that the Orlando Magic have a clutch performer playing for their team. That’s right, not only is Ryan Anderson a starter, a really tall three-point …

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Feb 08

Jameer Nelson and pick-and-rolls

One of the major storylines that emerged following the Orlando Magic’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, aside from Chauncey Billups getting hurt (it was later confirmed that he suffered a torn left Achilles tendon), was that Jameer Nelson played well. It seems silly that Nelson playing well is something of note. In …

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Jan 26

Reaction: Boston Celtics 91, Orlando Magic 83

AP Photo/Mike Carlson Boston Celtics 91 Final Recap | Box Score 83 Orlando Magic Dwight Howard 6-12 FG | 4-8 FT | 1 BLK | 16 REB | 16 PTS | -25 It’s true that Howard has won the Defensive Player of the Year award in three consecutive seasons. It’s also true that Kevin Garnett …

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Jun 22

Fran Vazquez re-signs with FC Barcelona

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The former [Orlando] Magic first-round draft pick on Tuesday extended his contract with Regal FC Barçelona by one year to run through the 2011-12 season, ending the Magic’s immediate hopes of adding [Fran] Vázquez to their roster. But Vázquez’s Spain-based agent, José Cobelo, said in a phone interview …

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Apr 21

A struggling offense

Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN Stats and Information: The [Orlando] Magic offense has substantially changed from the regular season. Dwight Howard has been a beast. Orlando isn’t making their three-pointers. And their offensive efficiency has suffered. regular season postseason Pts. per 100 possessions 105.7 98.9 Possessions per 48 minutes …

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Apr 01

A dependent Dwight Howard

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Let’s imagine you are a casual NBA fan. Instead of watching every minute of each game, you flip through the channels, and mix in some action with American Idol. As the fourth quarter winds down, you check a few scores to find watchable games. On Wednesday, the …

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Mar 23

NBA 411: Orlando Magic’s first round matchup

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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Dec 20

The Orlando Magic had a busy Saturday

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images As seen on TrueHoop. Entering the season, some of the biggest question marks for the Orlando Magic were shot creation and perimeter scoring. After a 16-9 start to the year, in which the Magic’s offense ranked 14th in offensive efficiency, an inconvenient truth had been realized — Vince Carter and …

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Nov 10

Are You Kidding Me? Fastbreaks?

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN NBA Statistics and Information Research: One thing that the [Orlando] Magic won’t be doing very much of is running the fastbreak. Orlando averages the fewest fastbreak points per game in the NBA. Fastbreak PPG Pace Orlando Magic 8.2 93.2 (18th) Milwaukee Bucks 8.6 91.4 …

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