News | Magic Basketball - Part 22

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Dec 29

For the Magic, love is stronger than logic

AP Photo/John Raoux I’ve been watching the Orlando Magic since 1993. I’ve seen the Magic get close to winning a championship in two different seasons. First in 1995 with Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway, then in 2009 with Dwight Howard. To witness my hometown team — the only sports team I have an emotional investment …

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Dec 28

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Get ready for your close-up, Orlando Magic fans. The Dwight Howard saga will say almost as much about you as it does about Howard and the Magic. Will you cheer him? Will you boo him? Will you respond with a collective yawn? Whatever you do will define Orlando’s image …

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Dec 28

Hedo Turkoglu’s own worst enemy

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Turkoglu demonstrated that he still can be one of the Magic’s most dangerous players during Monday night’s 104-95 win over the Houston Rockets. The performance evoked memories of the ’09 Playoff Edition Turkoglu. He scored a team-high 23 points on 10-of-14 …

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Dec 27

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “What should Magic fans have in common with Jack Nicholson? They should be keeping a close eye on the L.A. Lakers. The Lakers remain winless after two games, stunningly losing to the Chicago Bulls and the Sacramento Kings to start the season. The Lakers used to toy with teams …

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Dec 23

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “There’s another who-dun-it that Coach Stan Van Gundy is trying to solve: Who will be the starting power forward this season — Anderson or Glen “Big Baby” Davis? Davis started the first preseason game against the Miami Heat and Anderson got the call for the rematch. The Magic open …

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Dec 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Any potential trade between the Orlando Magic and the New Jersey Nets down the road involving Dwight Howard just hit a snag. Brook Lopez, who is New Jersey’s best asset outside of Deron Williams, has a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, Nets officials announced …

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Dec 22

Brook Lopez’s injury complicates matters

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Via Matt Moore of CBSSports.com: The New Jersey Nets announced Thursday that center Brook Lopez has a broken foot and will undergo surgery. His listed recovery time is 4-6 weeks, but the injury is also similar to the one that sidelined Mavs’ guard Roddy Beaubois for months …

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Dec 22

Quentin Richardson doesn’t bow to a King

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: James had glared at the Orlando bench after hitting a shot. Q-Rich slowed enough that James made contact, and then the 260-pound LeBron rammed his shoulder into Q as they walked down the court, and Q angrily responded. It really should have been …

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Dec 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Plenty of intrigue surrounds tonight’s Orlando Magic preseason finale, but the competition for spots on the season-opening Magic roster is not included in that mix. Barring an unforeseen injury, the Magic appear inclined to begin the regular season with two true point guards, Jameer Nelson and Chris Duhon, instead …

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Dec 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “Say what you will about the Magic, but one thing you can never say is they haven’t been willing to change and do what it takes to win. Their decisions certainly aren’t always right, but you cannot deny their dedication to winning. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy should know. …

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