News | Magic Basketball - Part 17

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May 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Will the Amway Center be loud tonight? Danny Granger openly admits the Indiana Pacers had a bit of a letdown when it became known that Dwight Howard underwent season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back and would miss the playoffs. Granger says it reflected in the Pacers’ Game 1 loss. Shot …

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Apr 26

Thursday’s Magic Word

Lost in all the chatter surrounding Dwight Howard and his future, Jameer Nelson has a player option for $7.8 million next season. He’ll need to figure out soon if he’s going to opt in (like Dwight) or opt out. The Orlando Magic were hoping to start Game 1 of their first round playoff series against …

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Apr 25

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Hedo Turkoglu, sidelined for the past few weeks with a facial fracture, is expected to play on Thursday against the Memphis Grizzlies. There’s a chance Turkoglu could come back and play against the Charlotte Bobcats in tonight’s game. The Orlando Magic, playing the Bobcats (the worst team in the NBA this season and perhaps ever), …

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Apr 20

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has the backstory on Dwight Howard’s back troubles: “Howard missed games on April 1 and April 3 because of his back problems, but then he played two more games, including on April 7, aggravating his back in the process. Five days later, he practiced with the team and once …

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Apr 19

Thursday’s Magic Word

With Dwight Howard out, the Orlando Magic have struggled to defend as a team in his absence. Last night’s game against the Boston Celtics was the latest example for the Magic. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has more: “Boston shot 54.3 percent overall, the sixth time in Orlando’s eight games without Howard that Magic …

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Apr 17

Tuesday’s Magic Word

With the injury bug biting Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, and Glen Davis in recent weeks, it turns out the Orlando Magic have been able to turn the situation into a positive. Quentin Richardson on the Magic’s win against the Philadelphia 76ers last night: “I definitely am proud. This is one of the best victories I’ve …

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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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