News | Magic Basketball - Part 12

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Feb 01

Friday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic are on pace to break an NBA record for free-throw futility. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post has more: “The Magic’s 78.7-percent mark on foul shots ranked fifth in the 2012/13 season through Wednesday’s games, but accuracy isn’t the problem for Orlando. Not anymore, anyway. No, the real problem is that the …

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Jan 31

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Glen Davis will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot, and Orlando Magic officials expect him to miss eight to 12 weeks, leaving his return by the end of the season in serious doubt.” Jameer Nelson is a master of the trick …

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Jan 29

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “The Magic have dropped six straight and have only won twice in January. There isn’t much hope for optimism ahead with upcoming road games against New York, Boston, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.” Kyle O’Quinn threw a pass directly at Andray Blatche’s face in last night’s game between the Orlando Magic …

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Jan 25

Friday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated suggests the Orlando Magic should unload some of the burden in the second half of the season: “The Magic have been much better than expected this season, but are still unlikely to sneak into the playoffs. This year could be even more successful if new general manager Rob Hennigan can …

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Jan 23

Wednesday’s Magic Word

“Big Baby wants a PB&J sandwich.” Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “No, the Rising Stars Challenge isn’t glamorous, and the level of defensive intensity makes the All-Star Game itself look like an old Detroit Pistons/Boston Celtics slobberknocker. However, it’s still an honor for a player to earn a spot on either of the rosters …

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Jan 22

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider revisits the Dwight Howard blockbuster trade and provides an updated view on the Orlando Magic’s haul: “Largely overlooked in the trade, Vucevic, 22, has been a revelation at center for the Magic, and is averaging 11.7 points and 11.1 rebounds this season. Here’s the list of active players who have …

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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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