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Dec 24

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach Harper of CBSSports.com recaps the Orlando Magic’s loss on Monday: Orlando Magic only played six people in the second half as they nearly erased a 24-point halftime deficit. Arron Afflalo had 16 points in the second half alone and they held New York to just 36.8 percent from the field in the final 24 …

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Dec 20

Friday’s Mini-Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reveals how much Victor Oladipo has struggled finishing at the rim so far this season: “Oladipo has had his shot blocked 38 times this season — with 31 of those blocks occurring within 5 feet of the basket — according to the NBA’s official statistics database. Through Thursday, only …

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Dec 17

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Matt Moore of CBSSports.com on the Orlando Magic’s win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday: “They just had more weapons than Chicago, which says a lot about where the Bulls are at. But having Nikola Vucevic back for them makes such a huge difference. They’re just a much better team with what he brings down …

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Dec 12

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider thinks Arron Afflalo is deserving of an All-Star nod: “‘Spellcheck’ could be warming this seat for incumbent starter Dwyane Wade, but the Orlando 2-guard’s production has been absolutely stellar so far this season. Put it this way: Wade and Afflalo have nearly identical PERs but Afflalo has sustained that level …

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Nov 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

It’s early, but there’s plenty of evidence to show that Maurice Harkless is getting better as a shooter. Glen Davis and Tobias Harris have returned from their respective injuries, and are working to get themselves back onto the court. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie chimes in on Jameer Nelson’s fourth quarter benching in the …

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Nov 18

Monday’s Magic Word

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “Despite lots of interest in guard Arron Afflalo last summer, the Magic refused to trade him. Smart move. Afflalo is averaging a team-high 21.7 points.” Will the point guard experiment work out for Victor Oladipo? Arron Afflalo could be playing his way out of Orlando. In Saturday’s loss to …

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Nov 15

Friday’s Mini-Magic Word

Jameer Nelson, a 10-year veteran, is living in the moment as the Orlando Magic eye the future with players like Nikola Vucevic, Kyle O’Quinn and Victor Oladipo. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Reserve Magic big man Kyle O’Quinn injured his right ankle during Wednesday’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks and sat out practice Thursday …

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Nov 14

Thursday’s Magic Word

Arron Afflalo is turning heads with his All-Star caliber production. Afflalo scored 29 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 94-91. Afflalo gets an A for his performance against the Bucks. Make that two As. Check out an ugly Orlando …

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Nov 12

Tuesday’s Magic Word

The headline says it all: “Glen Davis trashes a computer keyboard after being denied access to a fully booked hotel.” Roger Simmons of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic player Glen “Big Baby” Davis is apologizing for throwing a temper tantrum and breaking a computer at a downtown Orlando motel over the weekend. TMZ Sports first …

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Nov 07

Thursday’s Magic Word

Nights like Nikola Vucevic’s 30-20 game reinforce the fact that the Dwight Howard trade worked out just fine for the Orlando Magic. Vucevic earned an A for his performance against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. DeAndre Jordan got thoroughly outplayed by Vucevic. Head coach Doc Rivers talks about Glen Davis’ tenure with the Boston …

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