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Oct 18

Recap: Orlando Magic 102, Atlanta Hawks 73

BOX SCORE The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Atlanta Hawks have a new head coach and a new philosophy on offense, but none it mattered. Despite those subtle changes, the Orlando Magic were able to extend their pre-season winning streak to 20 games after defeating the Hawks by the score …

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Oct 18

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy has conducted countless practices during his coaching career, but he rarely has held a team workout quite like the one that unfolded Sunday afternoon inside Amway Center. An announced crowd of 8,516 people streamed into the new building and watch the Orlando Magic run a 5-on-4 transition drill and …

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Oct 14

Orlando Magic Preseason Special Airs on October 18

Via Fox Sports Florida: FOX Sports Florida premieres this season’s “Orlando Magic Preseason Special” Monday, October 18, at 6:30pm and 9:30pm ET immediately prior to and following the regional sports network’s coverage of the Magic @ Hawks preseason game. Highlights include: Paul Kennedy hosts the half-hour show from the new Amway Center Recap of the …

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Oct 01

Interview With Matt Guokas, Part II

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here for Part I) with Matt Guokas, the television color analyst for the Orlando Magic. In this segment, Matt talks about the Magic’s quest for a championship this season and more. _______ Do you think that Matt Barnes’ inability to hit threes at a proficient rate compared to …

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Sep 28

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the practice ended, [Stan] Van Gundy gathered his players at midcourt and gave them the option of holding the day’s second practice later than the scheduled 4 p.m. start time. It’s interesting to me that Van Gundy solicited their feedback, but the players had no objections to going at …

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Sep 15

For Jameer Nelson, All Eyes on Him

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images If there’s one player for the Orlando Magic that could have a major impact on the season this year, aside from Dwight Howard, it’s fellow captain Jameer Nelson. In the 2010 NBA Playoffs, there was no question that Nelson was the second-best player for the Magic. To some, that was a surprise. …

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Aug 30

The Logic Behind Variable Pricing for Tickets

Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are borrowing a page from the movie industry’s playbook. Just as it costs more to attend a Friday-night premiere than a Tuesday matinee, the Magic also will base their single-game ticket prices on demand this upcoming season. A ticket to …

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Aug 23

Playbook: The 2/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images In 2009, the 3/5 pick and roll with Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard was one of the centerpieces of the Orlando Magic‘s offense. With Turkoglu’s departure and Vince Carter‘s arrival, the 2/5 pick and roll became the flavor de jure for the Magic. Carter’s involvement in the pick and …

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Aug 17

Playbook: The Orlando Magic’s 4-Out/1-In Offensive Scheme

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme. For three years and counting, head coach Stan Van Gundy has used an alignment (which features Dwight Howard in the post surrounded by four shooters on the perimeter) on offense that has vaulted the Orlando Magic to the elite in the NBA. The system works, as best …

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Aug 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Justin Verrier of ESPN.com: “Defense wins championships. But MVPs? Not often. Such is the plight of [Dwight] Howard, who has won consecutive defensive player of the year trophies and compiled more blocks than a Lego warehouse the past two seasons but has been shut out from a top-three spot in the official MVP voting. The big culprit: …

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