News | Magic Basketball - Part 11

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Jan 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

Watch Glen Davis wiggle. The Orlando Magic beat the Indiana Pacers 97-86 in last night’s game. Arron Afflalo speaks afterwards to reporters. Nikola Vucevic’s rebounding prowess continues to get noticed. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “During his eight seasons in Orlando, Howard simultaneously became the game’s best defensive player and rebounder. Because of that fact, there …

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Jan 16

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Ben Golliver of The Point Forward on the Orlando Magic’s rebuilding efforts: “While it takes a little work to get excited about Orlando’s pieces, there’s no questioning the general culture that’s been instilled under Vaughn. That goes a long way in keeping a team out of the “awful” category for multiple years. Like Cho, Magic …

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Jan 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ish Smith had one of the most amazing plays you’ll see all season. In last night’s game against the Washington Wizards, Smith jumped over John Wall after biting on his pump fake, then recovered to block his shot. The Orlando Magic have lost 11 of their past 12 games. This headline says it all: “Jameer …

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Jan 14

Monday’s Magic Word

In the wake of Glen Davis’ absence, Nikola Vucevic has emerged as a double-double machine for the Orlando Magic. Joe Kaiser of ESPN Insider has more: “Since Davis’ injury, though, he’s pretty much become a dream for any fantasy basketball owner, rattling off eight double-doubles over the last 11 games (including six in a row) …

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Jan 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie: “The Orlando Magic continue to acquit themselves well. They play hard and truly attempt to compete athletically with opponents night in and night out, but this team just doesn’t have the spring to make it work.” Video of a pair of dunks from DeQuan Jones and Josh McRoberts in …

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Jan 09

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Joe Kaiser of ESPN Insider lists Gustavo Ayon as one of the NBA’s top trade chips: “Ayon is the perfect backup big man — an energy guy who rebounds, defends and comes at a low cost. But if you’re Orlando, a loser of nine straight with its sights suddenly more on next season and its …

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Jan 08

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “‘Melo waiting by the bus brought a reminder of when former Nuggets coach George McCloud punched then-Magic star Ron Mercer after a game in 2000. Mercer’s head hit a steel beam after the punch.” With a 125-119 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in last night’s game, the …

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Jan 07

Monday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic earn “Team of the Weak” honors from David Aldridge of NBA.com: “The Magic’s flirtation with .500 has come back to earth with an eight-game losing streak, almost directly in correlation with Glen Davis’ absence following a shoulder injury. But Orlando has competed almost every night, as exemplified by Nicola Vucevic’s 20-point, 29-rebound …

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Jan 04

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic won’t attempt to convince Dwight Howard to rejoin their team when Howard becomes a free agent in July, an NBA source with knowledge of the Magic’s thinking told the Orlando Sentinel.” Since Glen Davis sprained his left shoulder on December 19 against the Washington Wizards, the …

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Jan 03

Thursday’s Magic Word

Video of Glen Davis shooting baskets for the first time since suffering a sprained left shoulder on December 19 against the Washington Wizards. Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com has more on Davis: “Orlando received some good news on Thursday when Davis stepped on the court following practice and went through a series of shooting, pick-and-pop and …

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