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May 05

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: ” The Orlando Magic on Wednesday held a light practice that consisted of some film work, some shooting, some weightlifting … and also a history lesson, courtesy of their coach, Stan Van Gundy. Fresh off of Tuesday night’s 114-71 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Van Gundy shared some numbers and percentages …

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Apr 28

The Issue of Rest vs. Rust for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Rest vs. rust … ah, yes. It’s a common theme that spans across all sports, particularly in the playoffs, and the question that is usually posed is whether or not getting rest is a blessing or a burden? For the Orlando Magic, it would seem to be the …

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Apr 27

Second Look: Orlando Magic 99, Charlotte Bobcats 90

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Maybe it was the heaven-sent 3-point shots — or the voodoo like Mickael Pietrus said. The Orlando Magic needed some sort of black magic to oust the Charlotte Bobcats 99-90 on Monday night, advancing to the second round of the playoffs with a 4-0 sweep. […] Pietrus, born on the French …

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Apr 15

Orlando’s Van Gundy Named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Stan Van Gundy [was] named the NBA Eastern [Conference Coach] of the Month, respectively, for games played in April. Van Gundy led Orlando to an NBA-best 7-1 (.875) record in April, including wins over Cleveland and Dallas. Orlando outscored its opponents …

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Apr 15

Second Look: Orlando Magic 125, Philadelphia 76ers 111

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Cameras flashed throughout the game as the sell-out crowd sensed the historic closing after the postseason. The club will begin play in October in the new Amway Center. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting against the 76ers and Vince Carter added 17, going 4-of-5 from …

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Apr 05

Monday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “After a string of very public arguments with, among others, coach Stan Van Gundy over playing time and a random fan in San Antonio, it seemed only a matter of time before Matt Barnes’ temper impacted a game. Van Gundy said he hoped Barnes would take his ejection from Sunday’s …

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Apr 02

Video Highlights: Dwight Howard and Mickael Pietrus

Dwight Howard is well on his way to winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award for a second consecutive season and there’s no doubt that he is, arguably, the best defender in the NBA. But more people are starting to take notice of Howard’s improvements on offense and last night against the Dallas Mavericks, …

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Apr 02

Second Look: Orlando Magic 97, Dallas Mavericks 82

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “If you doubted their confidence as a contender, consider this: The Orlando Magic have at least thought about the idea of passing the L.A. Lakers in the standings in order to grab home-court advantage……should they face the defending champs again for the NBA title. That would also mean that the Magic …

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Apr 02

Recap: Orlando Magic 97, Dallas Mavericks 82

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic, healthy and rested, were able to defeat the Dallas Mavericks by the score of 97-82 in front of a nationally-televised audience. Coming off an overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies on the road the evening before, it seemed like the Mavericks were a …

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Apr 01

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “During last June’s NBA Finals, ESPN analyst Jon Barry noted that [Dwight] Howard often looked ‘mechanical’ on offense and lacked a go-to move. But Barry feels differently now. He thinks that Howard has made ‘tremendous strides.’ ‘It’s reactionary game,’ Barry explained. ‘So you have to make moves according to what your defense …

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