Magic Basketball | - Part 54

Mar 01

Dwight4MVP.com relaunches

Via the Orlando Magic:

In support of center Dwight Howard and his tremendous play during the 2010-11 season, the Orlando Magic have re-launched www.Dwight4MVP.com.

Highlights of the website include:

  • Quick facts why Howard is deserving of the league’s MVP Award.
  • Howard’s statistical breakdown during the 2010-11 season.
  • Highlight videos and action photos of Howard in action.
  • Local and national news articles featuring the Orlando Magic center.
  • A link to Howard’s website: www.DwightHoward.com.

Mar 01

Preview: New York Knicks at Orlando Magic

7:00 EST | NBA TV
30-27 @ 38-22
Pythagorean Record: 29-28 Pythagorean Record: 42-18
Pace: 96.3 (2nd) Pace: 92.2 (16th)
Offensive Rating: 109.6 (9th) Offensive Rating: 108.2 (11th)
Defensive Rating: 109.1 (18th) Defensive Rating: 101.7 (3rd)
Amway Center | Magic lead season series 1-0

Mar 01

Good times with Penny Hardaway and Lil Penny

Mar 01

Orlando Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu visits pediatric patients

Photo by Gary Bassing

Via the Orlando Magic:

Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu stepped off the court to make a special visit with the pediatric patients at the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children on Thursday, February 24. Turkoglu along with his wife, Banu, made their way to the hospital to deliver gifts, sign autographs, play games and bring ‘magic’ to young fans.

Turkoglu visited five-year-old Isaiah Monsalve and his mother, Katherine Patrico at the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children on February 24 . Hedo and his wife Banu spent time in the pediatric unit distributing gift bags with autographed jerseys, Turkish jewelry, candy and other toys.

Feb 28

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

Via the Orlando Magic:

The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 27. It marks the fifth time this season, which is an NBA-high (LeBron James-4), and the 16th time of his career that Howard has earned the league’s top weekly honor.

Howard led the Magic to a 2-1 week, averaging a league-high 30.3 points on .673 shooting (33-of-49). His 14.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks were tops in the Eastern Conference. On Feb 25, Howard scored 40 points, hauled in 15 rebounds and blocked six shots in Orlando’s win over Oklahoma City. He’s recorded 10 straight games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, which is the longest streak of his career. Howard has 200 career 20/10 games and 37 this season.

Here is a recap of the week for Howard:

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Feb. 23 vs. Sacramento: Posted 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 111-105 loss to the Kings.
Feb. 25 vs. Oklahoma City: Poured in 40 points to go along with 15 rebounds, six blocks and two steals in a 111-88 win over the Thunder.
Feb. 27 vs. Charlotte: Tallied 20 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a 100-86 victory over the Bobcats.

Feb 27

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Orlando Magic

6:00 EST | Sun Sports
26-32 @ 37-22
Pythagorean Record: 24-34 Pythagorean Record: 41-18
Pace: 90.1 (24th) Pace: 92.2 (15th)
Offensive Rating: 104.0 (24th) Offensive Rating: 108.1 (11th)
Defensive Rating: 106.5 (14th) Defensive Rating: 101.7 (3rd)
Amway Center | Magic lead season series 1-0

Feb 25

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

8:00 EST | ESPN
36-20 @ 36-22
Pythagorean Record: 33-23 Pythagorean Record: 40-18
Pace: 93.1 (12th) Pace: 92.2 (16th)
Offensive Rating: 110.7 (6th) Offensive Rating: 107.9 (13th)
Defensive Rating: 108.1 (16th) Defensive Rating: 101.9 (3rd)
Amway Center | Thunder lead season series 1-0

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 NelsonJason RichardsonHedo 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 play with the same low energy they displayed during Wednesday night’s frustrating loss to the Sacramento Kings. Van Gundy pledged won’t hesitate to use his entire active roster — even the guys who’ve been buried on the team’s bench — if he doesn’t like what he sees. Young forward Earl Clark, veteran wing Quentin Richardson and veteran point guard Chris Duhon might receive some playing time against the Thunder, especially if Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are scoring at will.”
  • Dwight Howard hopes that his teammates heeded his words.
  • John Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com evaluates the copious amount of trade deadline deals.
  • Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated: “The Magic were thought to need more size in order to match up with Boston, but the Celtics traded away that advantage by sending Perkins to Oklahoma City.”
  • More from Thomsen: “Will Perkins’ departure hurt Boston in the East? He was able to play one-on-one against Dwight Howard, but the Celtics have reason to be confident in a series against the newly reconstructed Magic, who have yet to develop title-worthy chemistry around their center. Neither Miami nor Chicago has a high scoring center to exploit Perkins’ absence, so perhaps the Celtics are acting on a gamble that they can make it back to the Finals without him.”

Feb 25

The last time Dwight Howard played the Oklahoma City Thunder

Feb 24

The trade deadline is near

Will the Orlando Magic be making any more trades?

We’ll find out in a few hours.

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