News | Magic Basketball - Part 60

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Apr 22

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is letting his opinions fly and — another $35,000 later — he’s learning freedom of speech isn’t free. Not in the NBA. We’ll get to another topic — what Van Gundy thinks about Michael Jordan, his Charlotte Bobcats and Jordan’s place in basketball …

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Apr 21

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter said he watched film of Game 1 to review his shot selection. He said he liked almost all of the looks he got and will take the same shots if he gets them again. There were a couple times when he said he forced a fadeaway, but …

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Apr 20

Dwight Howard Challenge for Haiti: Donate $3, Win a $500 adidas Shopping Spree with Dwight

Do you want to donate $3 to a good cause and raise money for the Dwight Howard Fund to support the children of Haiti to have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree to adidas with Dwight Howard himself? Here’s your chance to do so. Dwight is urging fans to donate $3 to his …

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Apr 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The NBA named Dwight Howard its 2009-10 Defensive Player of the Year this afternoon, making the Orlando Magic center just the seventh player in league history to win the award in consecutive years. [...] Magic General Manager Otis Smith said it’s “just short of amazing” that a Magic player …

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Apr 19

Monday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stephen Jackson said his left knee was sorer today than yesterday, but expects to start Game 2 of the Charlotte Bobcats’ series against the Orlando Magic. Jackson hyperextended his left knee on Sunday after a collision with Gerald Wallace. An MRI on Monday revealed no structural damage, but a small …

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Apr 16

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Magic SF Matt Barnes said Thursday that his camp spoke with the franchise about extending his contract or awarding him with a new deal. “Yeah, we talked to them,” Barnes said told the Sentinel. “We’re going to wait until the season’s over.” Barnes’ agent is Aaron Goodwin, who also represents Magic …

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Apr 15

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Vince Carter smiled, playfully. Matt Barnes started chuckling. Rashard Lewis called it a “once every blue moon” occurrence. It’s not often Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says nice things about the team he coaches. You know, the one with the second-best record in the NBA, that’s only lost five games …

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Apr 15

First Round Playoff Schedule for the Orlando Magic

Via the Orlando Magic: The National Basketball Association has announced the schedule for the Orlando Magic’s first round, best-of-seven playoff series vs. the Charlotte Bobcats: Game 1 – Sunday, April 18, 5:30 p.m., TNT (Orlando) Game 2 – Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m., TNT (Orlando) Game 3 – Saturday, April 24, 2:00 p.m., TNT (Charlotte) …

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Apr 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “You could sense Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was going to say something typically and hilariously Stan when asked about his thoughts on Amway Arena’s impending demolition. Was he sad? Was he reliving his three years calling the building home? Not quite. “It’s a building,” Van Gundy said. “It doesn’t have feelings, …

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Apr 14

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

AP Photo/Brian Cleary Although Amway Arena, also referred to as the “O-Rena” by the locals, won’t be officially closing its doors tonight, it will be hosting the last ever regular season game for the Orlando Magic. That’s 21 years and 844 regular season games, for those keeping count. A number have writers (like Brian Schmitz …

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