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Oct 09

The tragedy of Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Back in 2009, I had a more-than-casual interest in LeBron’s Cavaliers. My buddy and I watched almost every game of the playoffs that year in a small bar here in Chattanooga, and we both felt that we were watching something special. The Cavs had annihilated Detroit and Atlanta, …

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Oct 03

3-on-3: Will Victor Oladipo win Rookie of the Year?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Since being drafted by the Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo has made plenty of headlines. He wore Google Glass on NBA draft day. He experimented at point guard in Summer League. He went toe-to-toe with Kevin Durant in the Goodman League. And he upset Cavs fans by telling Magic …

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May 22

Orlando Magic ‘win’ the second pick

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic “With Pat Williams at the helm, did you really think the Orlando Magic were going to lose the ping pong battle? Williams is like a talisman next to a rabbit’s foot in the pocket of a voodoo priest simultaneously sticking pins in makeshift dolls of the other 13 teams.” That’s …

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May 21

Magic get No. 2 pick in 2013 NBA Draft

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: The Orlando Magic have become so synonymous with having lottery luck that when their number wasn’t called for the top pick in Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery, it was a surprise for almost everyone in attendance at the NBA’s Times Square Studios. The Magic went into the lottery process armed …

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Apr 11

Grades: Orlando Magic 113, Milwaukee Bucks 103 (OT)

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 103 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Milwaukee Bucks Nikola Vucevic 14-26 FG | 2-3 FT | 20 REB | 5 AST | 30 PTS | +16 How about this for a mind-boggling stat? Vucevic became the first player to record at least 20 …

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Apr 08

Grades: Cleveland Cavaliers 91, Orlando Magic 85

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images   Cleveland Cavaliers 91 Final Recap | Box Score 85 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 10-20 FG | 1-3 FT | 21 REB | 6 AST | 21 PTS | 0 His long arms once again controlled the boards as he posted his third 20-20 game of the …

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Apr 07

Preview: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers Date: April 7, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Quicken Loans Arena Records Magic: 19-58 Cavaliers: 23-52 Probable starters Magic: Beno Udrih Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vuvevic Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving Wayne Ellington Alonzo Gee Tristan Thompson Tyler Zeller Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Mar 18

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Maurice Harkless is yet another young Magic player who has opened some eyes. The rookie has scored in double-figures in 15 of his last 17 games, shooting 51 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range in that stretch. The Magic’s young core of Harkless, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson …

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Aug 09

Remembering Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images I recently revisited Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Magic and Cavs. Cleveland was hot, and maybe even the team to beat coming into the series. Orlando had other intentions, though. My foggy memory was filled with ideas of a three-point shootout, a lot of LeBron …

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Jul 21

Style of play and wins

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Pythagorean wins is a formula that converts points scored and allowed into a predicted winning percentage. The results can show, among other things, teams that over/under perform, win/lose many close games, or just experience good/bad luck. To predict an NBA team’s winning percentage, the following calculation is performed: (Points …

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