News | Magic Basketball - Part 16

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Apr 16

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “An MRI today showed that Glen Davis suffered no structural damage when he hurt his right knee Sunday night, team spokesman Joel Glass said. Davis mildly hyperextended the knee and his availability for tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers is being called a gametime decision.” Much of Daniel Orton’s …

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Apr 13

Friday’s Magic Word

With his back still bothering him, Dwight Howard has flown to Los Angeles to get a second opinion. He is not expected to play Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers or Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers. In a one-on-one interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN, Dwight denies asking for head coach Stan Van Gundy to be …

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Apr 11

Wednesday’s Magic Word

When he’s gotten playing time, Ish Smith has impressed the coaching staff for the Orlando Magic with his quickness and playmaking ability. The Magic may be the No. 6 seed right now in the Eastern Conference, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Why? Orlando would be slated to face off against the Indiana Pacers …

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Apr 06

Friday’s Magic Word

With the drama surrounding head coach Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard reaching a fever pitch, Hedo Turkoglu suffering facial fractures on his cheekbone (this after Carmelo Anthony inadvertently elbowed him in the face), and Ryan Anderson still recovering from a sprained ankle, nothing is going right for the Orlando Magic right now. According to …

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Apr 04

Wednesday’s Magic Word

CEO Alex Martins says that general manager Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy will be “evaluated” when the season is over. Both Smith and Van Gundy are under contract for the 2012-2013 NBA season. Glen Davis is finally playing well for the Orlando Magic. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel thinks that he’s …

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Apr 03

Tuesday’s Magic Word

As the Orlando Magic face the distinct possibility of playing without Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson, and Jameer Nelson in tonight’s road game against the Detroit Pistons, it wasn’t long ago when another short-handed Magic team was able to beat the Pistons on the road. Ryan Anderson’s ankle “still looks like a softball.” Could Orlando make …

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Apr 02

Monday’s Magic Word

Glen Davis on his role with the Orlando Magic: “Whatever Stan wants me to do, I’m going to do it to the max whatever he wants me to do. If he wants me to set a thousand screens, I’ll set a thousand screens till I fall [down] and die.” “Complete” players in the NBA are …

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Mar 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The NBA has fined Orlando Magic big man Glen Davis $35,000 for an obscene gesture Davis made during Monday’s victory over the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, league officials announced Wednesday. Davis appeared to flip off a fan after Davis had been hit on the top of the head by …

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Mar 27

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “With the Magic leading the Toronto Raptors 117-98 in the closing seconds of a game Monday night, a seemingly insignificant basket by Toronto’s Ed Davis prompted the crowd inside Air Canada Centre to erupt in cheers. The moment flummoxed Stan Van Gundy and some Magic players until they were …

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Mar 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu all struggled mightily against the Chicago Bulls, resulting in an 85-59 blowout loss for the Orlando Magic. Head coach Stan Van Gundy takes some of the blame for the Magic’s recent struggles on offense, noting that “we’ve got better players than that.” Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: …

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