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Jan 17

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Eight months later, the memory still stings. The Orlando Magic finally have returned to the place where their title dreams ended last postseason. They recall how they walked off of TD Garden’s parquet floor as the Boston Celtics celebrated winning the Eastern Conference championship. [...] Fair enough. Only six players remain from …

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Dec 23

Sneak Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The person who now wears No. 15 for the Orlando Magic looks and sounds just like the guy who wore No. 15 during the team’s run to the 2009 NBA Finals. Same goatee. Same smile. Same accent. But which Hedo Turkoglu did the Magic receive in their recent blockbuster …

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Dec 14

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy doesn’t expect the Orlando Magic to rank near the top of the league in fastbreak points, but the current state of affairs is, in his words, “absurd.” And that’s being charitable. Orlando entered Monday ranked dead last in the NBA in fastbreak points by a shocking margin. The Magic average …

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Dec 06

Sneak Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy left Wisconsin hoping that Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Mickael Pietrus and J.J. Redick will recover from their stomach virus in time to play Monday against the Atlanta Hawks. But Van Gundy also emphasized that he had no idea whether the foursome would be healthy enough. [...] …

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Nov 24

Sneak Preview: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Surprise, ahem, is in the voice of the Heat these days. Now that their force field of arrogance has been shattered, the Heat wobble into Amway Center at a ho-hum 8-6, misfiring on offense and missing some spare parts (Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller). All their woes place a ton of pressure on …

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Nov 22

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at San Antonio Spurs

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Leave it to Stan Van Gundy to compare one of his starting forwards to one of baseball’s best sluggers. A couple of years ago, Van Gundy — a lifelong baseball fan — responded to the calls of doom and gloom when the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera started a season …

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Nov 15

Sneak Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy already has had a heart-to-heart with Rashard Lewis, so he got to him before the rest of us. [...] If you’re wondering whether Van Gundy would bench Lewis, the answer is no. Not now, anyway. If Stan didn’t sit Vince Carter through a horrid January last …

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Nov 10

Sneak Preview: Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “After the Utah Jazz scored 56 points in the paint in edging the Heat in OT Tuesday night, I would guess Stan Van Gundy will fill out his lineup with either Brandon Bass or Ryan Anderson at power forward and use Marcin Gortat in a Twin Towers-combo with Dwight …

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May 28

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 6

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Most things are overstated in the ying and yang of the playoffs, but this is not one of them: Tonight’s the biggest night in the history of the Orlando Magic since 1995. Why? If the Magic win Game 6 against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, they will have …

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May 26

Sneak Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic, Game 5

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “For [Orlando] Magic fans, it’s all about the heartbeat of hope. Their team showed a pulse in Monday night’s overtime victory against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. About time, especially after the 94-71 stinker a few nights ago. For Celtics fans, there is the cautionary tick of panic. …

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