News | Magic Basketball - Part 35

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Dec 13

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic forward Mickael Pietrus is shooting 39.1 percent from three-point range this season, the second-highest percentage on the team and the best of his career. On a team where myriad players have struggled with deep shooting – J.J. Redick, Rashard Lewis, Quentin Richardson and Vince Carter are all shooting …

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Dec 08

Dwight Howard and technical fouls

Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: It’s tough to argue, in other words, that one or more of [Dwight] Howard‘s technicals cost Orlando a game just yet. In the grand scheme of the [Orlando] Magic‘s season so far, the technicals have cost the Magic seven points, or one every three games. That’s all. The …

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Dec 07

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “An MRI exam on Daniel Orton‘s troublesome left knee revealed no major structural damage, both the Orlando Magic rookie and Magic President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith said Monday night. [...] A team doctor examined Orton on Monday after the MRI. The rookie center said he will seek a second opinion by …

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Dec 07

The play that beat the Orlando Magic last night

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Despite a game that was plagued by a lack of execution on both sides, the Atlanta Hawks were able to run an excellent inbounds play out of a timeout with 31.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The scenario is this — the Hawks were up by the score of …

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Dec 06

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the Atlanta Hawks visited Amway Center on Nov. 8, the Orlando Magic were focused on stopping volume-scoring guard Joe Johnson. Despite new coach Larry Drew’s intent to install the motion offense, Atlanta’s offense was more efficient by isolating Johnson and working the offense through him, so that’s what they …

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Dec 02

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “As much as [Otis] Smith likes Arenas — and their relationship is akin to that of a father and son — I don’t think Arenas fits for the [Orlando] Magic. Forget all the controversy that surrounds Arenas. Smith knows Arenas well and wouldn’t consider that a roadblock. Instead, Arenas has a recent injury …

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Dec 02

The ongoing saga involving Gilbert Arenas

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: The Orlando Magic have engaged the Washington Wizards in an ongoing trade dialog centered around Wizards shooting guard Gilbert Arenas, Orlando Pinstriped Post has learned. What Orlando would send Washington in return for the three-time All-Star is less clear, but the proposed deal …

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Dec 01

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Suddenly, Rashard Lewis’ stats are meaning out to his career average. Lewis made 7-of-10 field goals for a game-high 20 points in the Orlando Magic’s 90-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, and his horrid start to the season appears to be what he’s said all along …

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Nov 29

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “There’s little question Dwight Howard is the best center in the league and one of the league’s most dominant players along with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. But there’s one discernible difference between Howard and those other guys, if you ask Stan Van …

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Nov 25

Giving Back to the Central Florida Community on Thanksgiving

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Jameer Nelson vividly remembers a time as a child when his family often had trouble making ends meet and holiday meals weren’t quite so hearty while growing up in a rough part of Chester, Pa. So when Nelson got word that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was funding a …

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