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Feb 18

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The season is winding down, meaning every game is big when you are chasing the leaders and jockeying for playoff positions. With 25 games left, the [Orlando] Magic are hunters instead of the hunted this season. Circle March 3 and 4 on your calendar. It’s likely a tell-tale back-to-back. …

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Feb 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Here’s Dwight Howard’s chance to win MVP. His best chance. Why? Because he can lead a Magic comeback in the stretch run — and don’t we love comeback stories? I mean, there’s really not an overwhelming MVP favorite to date. Let’s review: LeBron James, obviously. But then sometimes you …

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Feb 13

Interview with Andy Kamenetzky of ESPN Los Angeles

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images Heading into the season, the Los Angeles Lakers were widely seen as the favorites to win their third consecutive NBA championship. Even the Miami Heat, after making their free agent splash during the offseason, knew that the road to an NBA title went through the Lakers. However, with more than …

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Feb 10

StubHub Ticket Giveaway Round 2: Enter for a chance to watch the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers at Amway Center on February 13

Magic Basketball will occasionally give away free tickets to upcoming Orlando Magic home games with StubHub serving as the provider. How do you enter for a chance to win Magic tickets? Easy. Answer a trivia question. The rules are simple: If you’re able to attend the game, you’re more than welcome to submit your answer …

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Feb 10

A steady descent for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It was January 9. The Orlando Magic just got done beating the Dallas Mavericks the night before to extend their winning streak to nine games — tying a franchise record. The Magic’s record was 25-12, third in the Eastern Conference, and they were within striking distance of the Miami Heat …

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Feb 07

Monday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Delighted to be off losing teams and vaulted into the chase for a championship, Hedo Turkoglu and Gilbert Arenas initially played well in the afterglow of the Orlando Magic’s blockbuster trades back on Dec. 18. But in the weeks since, that glow has faded, the NBA’s dog days have hit and the …

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Feb 06

Recap: Boston Celtics 91, Orlando Magic 80

BOX SCORE The Boston Celtics were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 91-80, further proving the notion that there’s a team from the state of Florida that doesn’t deserve to be considered an elite team and championship contender. And it’s not the Miami Heat. Buoyed by Rajon Rondo’s excellent play and …

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Feb 02

Brandon Bass’ injury complicates matters

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: An awkward landing has made the Orlando Magic‘s month of February more difficult than they initially anticipated. Team officials don’t know exactly how many games starting power forward Brandon Bass will miss because of a left-ankle injury. But it’s clear that the limited depth at the power forward and …

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Feb 02

Role reversal between two rivals

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images When the Orlando Magic defeated the Miami Heat on November 24 by the score of 104-95 in front of a nationally televised audience and sold-out crowd at the Amway Center, these were two teams heading in different directions. The win sparked a six game-winning streak for the Magic, which eventually …

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Feb 01

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Back in September, before the Orlando Magic had even began training camp, I wrote a blog post wondering what the Magic would do if the Miami Heat rolled out a backcourt featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller. Defensively, Wade is smart and agile enough to defend opposing point …

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