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Jun 27

Sunday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Heat and Bulls have morphed into ATMs, with each team dumping salaries and freeing up their rosters to make a run at multiple free agents, all with max contracts. How would you like a Heat lineup with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James? Or a Chicago lineup with Derrick Rose, …

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Jun 24

Thursday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “One of the downsides of being an elite NBA team is a poor position for the NBA Draft, but Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith is still confident that the team can improve itself from near the bottom of the first round Thursday night. The Magic select 29th overall or next-to-last in the …

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Jun 21

It’s Now or Never for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images After the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th championship in franchise history — that’s a lot — against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, one of the major storylines to emerge from the aftermath of the series was the future of the C’s. Head coach Doc Rivers dropped a bombshell, …

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May 28

Video Analysis: Dwight Howard’s Impact on Defense

Even though Dwight Howard has played well on offense in the last two games for the Orlando Magic, everything starts and ends with his defense. Because the Magic rely so much on Howard’s defense, similarly to how the Cleveland Cavaliers rely so much on LeBron James’ offense, they tend to struggle to win games when …

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May 24

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 4

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Historical evidence indicates the Orlando Magic are vacation-bound, unable to change the course of the series against the Boston Celtics. But maybe tonight they can change — or erase — an unflattering image that could dog them into the summer and beyond after Saturday night’s Boston Massacre.” George Diaz of the Orlando …

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May 23

Sunday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “In 1989 after sweeping through the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers met the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals. But with Los Angeles’ Byron Scott and Magic Johnson out with hamstring injuries, the Bad Boy Pistons won the championship in a four-game sweep. That win avenged …

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May 22

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 3

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “A not-so-funny thing happened to the [Orlando] Magic on the way to a second consecutive Finals appearance: The 2008 championship Celtics have materialized.They didn’t step out of an Iowa cornfield or magically appear through some heaven-sent cigar smoke from the late Red Auerbach. The tough old birds got their legs back, …

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May 17

Monday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “Matt Barnes ran before and after practice today, trying to recover the some of the conditioning he lost after back spasms kept him from running for nearly week. He did a workout on an exercise bike after last night’s game, too, attempting the same result. [...] Barnes went through a …

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May 17

Second Look: Boston Celtics 92, Orlando Magic 88

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The worst thing that was required from the last playoff perfect team on Sunday was that they were forced to play perfect. The Orlando Magic were so far behind that a late comeback needed to be error-free, every shot had to fall and every stop defended. Even the beer vendor …

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May 16

Sneak Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic, Game 1

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “If their chance to construct a championship era was any grander, it would be lit up in blinking neon and announced by blaring horns. Surely, the Orlando Magic have taken a look around the shifting league landscape below them and admired the view. [...] If the Magic can’t see an opening …

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