News | Magic Basketball - Part 31

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Mar 09

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic know they got a steal when they acquired Ryan Anderson from the New Jersey Nets in the Vince Carter trade back in 2009. Incorrectly labeled a throw-in as part of that deal, Anderson has blossomed into a reliable player for the Magic and the most relevant …

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Mar 08

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard has said repeatedly that the Orlando Magic need to hit their stride in the home stretch of the regular season, just as the playoffs approach. Now would be a good time for that to happen. The Magic flew from Orlando to California on Tuesday to begin their …

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Mar 08

A glimpse at life without Dwight Howard

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Brandon Bass, Ryan Anderson and Earl Clark, power forwards disguised as centers, tried to replace him. It took all three of them. They did a commendable job, combining for 31 points, 23 rebounds and five blocks — an all-star kind of …

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Mar 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Dwight] Howard will sit out tonight’s Magic game against the Portland Trail Blazers because he has accumulated 16 technical fouls this season. In the NBA, a player receives an automatic one-game suspension without pay if he compiles 16 techs during the regular season. A player also receives an additional …

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Mar 03

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Miami Heat don’t intend to give Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard easy baskets when the two teams play tonight at AmericanAirlines Arena. So what else is new? Howard has averaged 20.0 points on 56.1 percent shooting in three games against the Heat this year. At first glance, those …

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Mar 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic will utilize the services of both of their point guards Thursday night against the Miami Heat. Both Jameer Nelson (ankle) and Gilbert Arenas (sore left calf) practiced on Wednesday afternoon and will play regular minutes against Miami. Nelson, who briefly left Tuesday’s game against the Knicks …

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Mar 02

Earl Clark’s limitless potential on defense

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Four months ago, Earl Clark reached a troubling career crossroads. The Phoenix Suns declined to pick up their $2 million option to keep him for the 2011-12 season, an unconventional move that ensured Clark will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Two months ago, the Suns severed …

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Mar 01

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “What are the odds we see a technical foul when the Orlando Magic host the New York Knicks tonight? Pretty good, considering all the tech-magnets that’ll be suiting up for the Magic and Knicks. Orlando’s Dwight Howard and New York’s Amar’e Stoudemire are tied for the league lead in …

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Feb 28

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The NBA has reviewed the technical foul that Dwight Howard committed Friday night and determined that it will stand as called. The decision leaves the Orlando Magic center with 15 technical fouls this season, one short of a mandatory one-game suspension by the league. Howard committed his latest technical in Friday night’s 111-88 victory …

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Feb 25

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has decided he’ll stick with the same quartet of Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Brandon Bass to start alongside center Dwight Howard for tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. But that doesn’t mean Van Gundy will keep those players in the game, especially if they …

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