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Apr 15

The enigmatic and erratic Orlando Magic

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images When it comes to championship contenders in the NBA, there’s five teams that are universally agreed upon — for the most part. Ranking them by their efficiency differentials, they are the Miami Heat (+8.6), Chicago Bulls (+8.1), Los Angeles Lakers (+6.6), San Antonio Spurs (+6.6), and Boston Celtics …

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Apr 13

The awards ballot

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images With the regular season winding down and the postseason just a mere six days away, I figured I’d do what other writers have been doing lately — reveal my awards ballot. I know that I’m not a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, which means I …

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Apr 06

An imperfect NCAA Tournament

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Now that the national championship game has been played, is it okay to admit that this year’s NCAA Tournament, including the championship, wasn’t really all that great? Whenever I throw accusations around about “March Madness,” all my friends who call themselves “purists”—and who are convinced that the NCAA Tournament is …

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Mar 24

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “I planned to write a long-form, detailed look at why Dwight Howard is a more deserving Most Valuable Player than Derrick Rose this morning. In a nutshell, I felt Howard’s presence on both offense and defense was being overshadowed by Rose’s more entertaining story — the young point guard …

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Mar 22

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy and his players knew next to nothing about Baruch College, the school in Manhattan where their team practiced Tuesday afternoon. But Baruch College students knew all about the Orlando Magic. Word that the Magic were inside the school’s main gym swept across the compact campus of …

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Mar 21

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Gilbert Arenas’ left knee is technically healthy, but the effects of his prior injuries are still affecting him every day. Occasionally the arthritis in his knee makes it feel tight, which limits his quickness and jumping ability. And recently he’s been bothered by tightness in his left calf, a …

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Mar 19

Recap: Orlando Magic 85, Denver Nuggets 82

BOX SCORE Coming off a five-game road trip, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Denver Nuggets by the score of 85-82. Jameer Nelson was the hero for the Magic, as he was able to make a game-winning three-pointer with time expiring. The stage was set when Orlando had a two-point lead with 23.9 …

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Mar 18

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “In the absence of J.J. Redick — who’s missed four games and counting with a lower abdomen injury — the Orlando Magic have adjusted their lineup by giving Redick’s minutes to Gilbert Arenas and leaving the backup point guard minutes to Chris Duhon. Stan Van Gundy explained his decision …

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Feb 28

Getting a grip on the Magic’s future

Photo by Fernando Medina If I pay a whole lot of attention to what’s been said and written recently, joining the MBN community right now is sort of like moving into a mansion that was just built on an active fault line. That is, the features are fantastic–there’s an MVP candidate playing out of his …

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Feb 17

Thursday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Here’s Dwight Howard’s chance to win MVP. His best chance. Why? Because he can lead a Magic comeback in the stretch run — and don’t we love comeback stories? I mean, there’s really not an overwhelming MVP favorite to date. Let’s review: LeBron James, obviously. But then sometimes you …

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