Analysis | Magic Basketball - Part 23

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May 15

Dwight Howard Needs to Stay on the Floor Against the Boston Celtics

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN Statistics and Information Research: Dwight Howard will be a huge factor in this series. Can Boston get into the paint and score against the [Orlando] Magic while Howard is in the game? 2009-2010 regular season vs. Boston Celtics: Howard On Court Howard Off Court FG …

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May 13

A Progress Report of “The Magic Show,” Part II

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images With the Orlando Magic halfway home to their goal of winning a championship, it seems more than appropriate to conduct a progress report on each player that has been in head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s 10-man rotation (excluding Ryan Anderson, due to lack of minutes) since the start of …

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May 12

A Progress Report of “The Magic Show,” Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images With the Orlando Magic halfway home to their goal of winning a championship, it seems more than appropriate to conduct a progress report on each player that has been in head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s 10-man rotation (excluding Ryan Anderson, due to lack of minutes) since the start …

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May 10

Starting Lineup Comparison Between the Orlando Magic and the Atlanta Hawks

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic‘s utter dominance of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals has been well-documented and, to be honest, this write-up does nothing more than to further throw salt in the wound. And Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post did briefly touch on …

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May 07

Atlanta Struggles Against Pick and Roll

As seen on ESPN’s Daily Dime. After the Atlanta Hawks’ 43-point loss at the hands of the Orlando Magic in Game 1, it was widely assumed that Game 2 would be a more competitive contest between the two teams from the Southeast Division. And it was … for approximately three quarters. However, the Magic went …

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May 06

Anatomy of Efficiency

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Immediately after the Orlando Magic put the finishing touches on a beat down of epic proportions against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, people — unsurprisingly — went goo goo ga ga when the final score read 114-71. Amidst the blowout …

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May 04

Making the Case for LeBron James as the Most Valuable Player over Dwight Howard

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Last night, LeBron James was presented with the MVP trophy by commissioner David Stern before the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals. It was a deserving moment for James, capping off a community celebration, of sorts, …

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Apr 29

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s “Foul-umentary”

A few days have passed since the Orlando Magic swept the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs but there is still a lot to talk about from the matchup. Like Dwight Howard‘s foul troubles. Long story short, the Bobcats used their trio of big men — Tyson Chandler, Nazr Mohammed, …

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Apr 28

The Issue of Rest vs. Rust for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Rest vs. rust … ah, yes. It’s a common theme that spans across all sports, particularly in the playoffs, and the question that is usually posed is whether or not getting rest is a blessing or a burden? For the Orlando Magic, it would seem to be the …

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Apr 27

What Did We Learn About the Orlando Magic?

As seen on ESPN’s Daily Dime. With a 99-90 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 4 on Monday night, the Orlando Magic put the finishing touches on their first four-game sweep in franchise history that can best be described in one word: strange. Strange because the Magic were able to defeat Charlotte in four …

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