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Aug 07

2009: The year of Jameer Nelson

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Looking back at Jameer Nelson’s 10-year tenure in Orlando, the 2008-09 season will forever remain his finest year in a Magic uniform. For 42 magical games, Nelson was a pick-and-roll assassin that shot the ball with deadly efficiency. Nelson’s brief transformation in becoming a basketball savant actually began in the …

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Mar 03

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight’s practically invisible. His numbers have grown to ridiculous sizes lately, but you hear little chatter about his MVP candidacy. If it’s not LeBron James leading the conversation, it’s Derrick Rose. Or vice-versa. As a voter, I say [Dwight] Howard has joined them in the stretch run. He’s on the red …

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Feb 03

Interview with Surya Fernandez of NBA FanHouse

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Later tonight, the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat will square off in a game that has a chance to be special. Or not. Right now, the Magic are a team struggling to right the ship. Brandon Bass, the starting power forward for Orlando, is sidelined for the foreseeable future and …

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Nov 25

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Miami Heat 95

Photo by Fernando Medina BOX SCORE Orlando, we have a rivalry. In a hotly contested game that captured the imaginations of a sellout crowd at the Amway Center and nationally televised audience, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Miami Heat by the score of 104-95. This is the matchup that everyone expected to …

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Nov 24

It’s Not All About Dwight Howard

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images As seen on The Heat Index. Before the Orlando Magic faced off against the Miami Heat on October 29, the conversation surrounding the matchup centered on Dwight Howard‘s ability to exploit the Heat’s front line. Nearly everyone said, “Who is going to stop him?” Yet few bothered to ask how …

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Oct 30

Recap: Miami Heat 96, Orlando Magic 70

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images BOX SCORE Revenge is a dish best served cold. After months of the Orlando Magic yapping away and tossing verbal grenades towards the Miami Heat in the offseason, it shouldn’t be too surprising that they got what was coming to them last night. In their regular season home opener in …

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Oct 29

Interview with Kevin Arnovitz and Tom Haberstroh of The Heat Index

Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images After nearly four months, the wait is over. We know the story by now. LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined forces with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat to create the SuperFriends. Afterwards, general manager Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy had a few words to say about …

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Oct 05

Interview With Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference

Kristy Cannon/Orlandomagic.com The statistical revolution in the NBA continues to evolve, but one person that’s been at the forefront of the new wave of numbers and deserves more limelight is Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference. Paine is one of the brightest minds in the APBRmetrics community, with some of his most notable contributions including the introduction …

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Aug 02

Dwight Howard’s Thoughts on the Miami Heat

Via Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Dwight Howard was back in his hometown Friday, thrilling a group of kids from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlanta who had no idea the Orlando Magic star and Atlanta native was coming for lunch. But before he took questions, he had one request. “Please, no …

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May 14

Interview with Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post, Part III

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images No introduction necessary. A few days ago, I was able to ask Rock a few questions to preview the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics. _______ One of the major storylines last year, and even this year, was the “what if” …

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