News | Magic Basketball - Part 15

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Nov 26

Monday’s Magic Word

Paul Pierce got shook by Jameer Nelson in Sunday’s game between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie: “Quite a few pundits, myself included, predicted the Magic to end the season with one of the lowest win totals in the NBA during 2012-13. We thought that the roster was still …

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Nov 19

Monday’s Magic Word

In Kurt Helin’s latest power rankings at ProBasketballTalk, the Orlando Magic came in at No. 25: “If you want some bright spots, Jameer Nelson is back and the ball movement looks better. Plus there was the dramatic fourth-quarter comeback against Detroit. It’s not much but at least their losing streak has ended.” Meanwhile, the Magic …

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Nov 16

Friday’s Magic Word

Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated ranks the Orlando Magic at No. 26 in his latest power rankings: “After a feel-good 2-0 start, the Magic have lost five straight and are in desperate need of an offensive boost. Orlando ranks 26th in points scored per possession and is averaging just 79.8 points on its current slide …

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Nov 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “A doctor’s check-up that Hedo Turkoglu hoped would lead him one step closer to returning for the Orlando Magic turned sour on Wednesday and the veteran small forward could be out of action another month. When doctors determined that one of the screws in Turkoglu’s surgically repaired left hand had loosened, …

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Nov 13

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Since a hot 2-0 start to the regular season, the Orlando Magic have lost their last four games. The main culprit being that the offense has sputtered. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post examines the Magic’s offensive struggles. The New York Knicks, the NBA’s lone undefeated team at 4-0, face off against Orlando at Amway …

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Nov 09

Friday’s Mini-Magic Word

Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “Given his reputation as a trigger-happy jump shooter, it’d be easy to conclude that Davis is settling for far too many long twos. That’s not exactly the case: he’s taken 37 long twos through four games, and while that’s a terribly high figure, it’s not as though he’s settling: …

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Nov 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

J.J. Redick has turned some heads with his play early in the season. Chris Broussard of ESPN Insider suggests that Redick could even be an early contender for the Sixth Man of the Year award. David Thorpe of ESPN Insider offers a breakdown of rookie Andrew Nicholson: “He has a solid shot from the perimeter. …

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Nov 07

Wednesday’s Magic Word

According to a study conducted by Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus, it’s suggested that around the 25-game mark is when teams in the NBA begin to play to their talent level. Something to keep in mind when determining how good or bad the Orlando Magic will be this season. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie …

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Nov 06

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Jameer Nelson, recovering from a strained groin and hamstring, is out for tonight’s game between the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls. E’Twaun Moore (an East Chicago native) will start in his place at point guard — he’s expected to have friends and family members in attendance at United Center. From undrafted rookie to starter (as …

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Nov 05

Monday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic, off to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2009-2010 season, are “are balling for Jacque Vaughn.” During Sunday’s game between the Magic and Phoenix Suns, there was a net malfunction during a TV timeout in which a U.S. soldier attempted a trampoline dunk, missed, and broke the net (which …

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