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Feb 03

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Orlando Magic 97

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 104 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 9-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 20 PTS | -20 If it seems like Vucevic’s midrange jump shot is borderline automatic, that’s because it is. For the …

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Feb 01

Grades: Dallas Mavericks 108, Orlando Magic 93

AP Photo/John Raoux   Dallas Mavericks 108 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 16 REB | 2 AST | 17 PTS | -13 Another double-double for Vucevic in another blowout loss at home for the Magic. This is becoming the norm now. It’s all well …

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Jan 31

Preview: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Dallas Mavericks at Orlando Magic Date: January 31, 2015 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Mavericks: 31-17 Magic: 15-34 Probable starters Mavericks: Rajon Rondo Monta Ellis Richard Jefferson Dirk Nowitzki Tyson Chandler Magic: Elfrid Payton Evan Fournier Aaron Gordon Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Mavericks: Pace: 94.3 …

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Dec 23

Grades: Orlando Magic 100, Boston Celtics 95

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 100 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Boston Celtics Nikola Vucevic 8-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 12 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | +4 It was a ho-hum performance for Vucevic, as he got his customary double-double. The more noteworthy item is …

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Dec 19

Magic looking to improve playoff odds

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images On Wednesday, the Celtics defeated the Magic, 109-92. With the loss, Orlando conceded ninth place in the Eastern Conference to Boston and dropped to 10-18 on the season (two games back of Brooklyn for the No. 8 seed), an underwhelming start to the 2014-15 campaign. Still, there are …

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Dec 05

The similarities between O’Quinn and Gortat

AP Photo/Ben Margot Kyle O’Quinn missed 15 of the Magic’s first 16 games of the regular season because of a sprained left ankle. Since returning to the rotation on November 26, O’Quinn has put up modest numbers off the bench, averaging 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game in 15.7 minutes per …

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Aug 14

Magic release 2014-15 preseason schedule

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic will open the 2014 preseason with two games on the road – at Miami on Tuesday, October 7 and at Indiana on Friday, October 10. Orlando then hosts its first preseason game at Amway Center on Wednesday, October 15 vs. Brazilian-team Flamengo. …

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Aug 08

Dallas: The next chapter

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images With Jameer Nelson having finalized a two-year, $6 million deal with the Mavericks last month, he joins just his second different team of his 10-season tenure in the NBA. As has been covered comprehensively during “Jameer Week” here at Magic Basketball, Nelson has been a model for consistency (sans his …

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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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Aug 06

The measuring stick of NBA starting point guards

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Despite my disdain for the first-person POV that dominates NBA writing these days, it’s the only way for me to talk about Jameer Nelson with any sort of individuation. “I” must recount specific memories or encounters “I” had. These would be lost under a third-person objective, or the editorial “we” …

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