News | Magic Basketball - Part 18

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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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Mar 19

Monday’s Magic Word

One of the keys to beating the Miami Heat, if the Orlando Magic play their conference, division, and in-state rival in the postseason, is slowing down Dwyane Wade. Another aspect of a potential Magic-Heat playoff series is figuring out if Hedo Turkoglu, typically defended and shut down by LeBron James, can be relied upon by …

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Mar 16

Friday’s Magic Word

Head coach Stan Van Gundy on when he heard the news about Dwight Howard: “It was probably a little bit before the press conference. So I don’t know. Maybe noontime [or] a little bit after. I don’t really remember. I was doing my New Jersey film. I don’t really remember exactly. It was a big …

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Mar 15

Dwight’s Magic Word

Dwight Howard, waiving the early termination option in his contract (which means he’ll remain with the Orlando Magic for one more season), and the Magic have some marriage counseling to do. The onus now is on Orlando to improve the roster, in the hopes of convincing Dwight to stay for the long haul. Loyalty is …

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Mar 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “After eight seasons of being tied to one franchise, you can understand why Howard relishes the prospect of becoming a free agent. He loves the spotlight and loves being courted, as everyone saw when the Magic beat the New Jersey Nets in Newark, N.J., on Feb. 22. Howard and …

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Mar 09

Friday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic have a habit of amassing double-digit leads against opposing teams, then squander them and lose the game. It happened against the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday. It happened against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. The difference is that the Magic held on to beat the Bulls. General manager Otis Smith used to make …

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Mar 08

Thursday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic will have to do a lot of things to put themselves in a position to beat the Chicago Bulls in tonight’s game — like stopping or slowing down the Bulls’ transition game. Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan would be the first guy to tell you that there are far more …

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Mar 07

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Magic CEO Alex Martins and GM Otis Smith say the team has not made a decision about what it will do with Howard as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15. Smith said that a decision might not be made until shortly before the deadline. It’s clear that …

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