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Dec 04

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Detroit Pistons 91

BOX SCORE No Dwight Howard. No Jameer Nelson. No J.J. Redick. No Mickael Pietrus. And after spraining his right foot literally seconds after checking into the game in the second quarter, no Ryan Anderson either. Guess what? No problem. Despite playing the basketball equivalent of a skeleton crew, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat …

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Dec 03

Revisiting Jameer Nelson’s rise to prominence, Part I

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images So far, Jameer Nelson has been having a good year for the Orlando Magic. Fully healthy and springboarding off a strong performance in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, Nelson is back to playing like an All-Star point guard during the regular season. A big reason that the Magic rank fourth in …

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Dec 02

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “As much as [Otis] Smith likes Arenas — and their relationship is akin to that of a father and son — I don’t think Arenas fits for the [Orlando] Magic. Forget all the controversy that surrounds Arenas. Smith knows Arenas well and wouldn’t consider that a roadblock. Instead, Arenas has a recent injury …

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Dec 01

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Suddenly, Rashard Lewis’ stats are meaning out to his career average. Lewis made 7-of-10 field goals for a game-high 20 points in the Orlando Magic’s 90-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, and his horrid start to the season appears to be what he’s said all along …

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Dec 01

Recap: Orlando Magic 90, Detroit Pistons 79

BOX SCORE It was another lackadaisical performance but the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Detroit Pistons by the score of 90-79. For three quarters, the Magic were in cruise control and only led by three points heading into the fourth quarter. Yet Orlando was able to flip the switch, as they say, in …

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Nov 30

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “As of Monday, [Dwight] Howard, the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year, was in the top 5 in rebounding and blocks. Scoring weighs heavily in MVP voting, as overrated as it is. ‘Voters don’t look at Dwight’s affect on the game as a whole. It’s not sexy,’ General Manager …

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Nov 25

Second Look: Orlando Magic 104, Miami Heat 95

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Night and day. The Orlando Magic team that suffered a blowout loss to the Miami Heat on Oct. 29 wilted under pressure, played stagnantly on offense and looked just plain awful. The Magic team that defeated the Heat 104-95 on Wednesday night answered a late Miami run, played energetically and hit big shots. …

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Nov 24

Sneak Preview: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Surprise, ahem, is in the voice of the Heat these days. Now that their force field of arrogance has been shattered, the Heat wobble into Amway Center at a ho-hum 8-6, misfiring on offense and missing some spare parts (Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller). All their woes place a ton of pressure on …

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Nov 10

Are You Kidding Me? Fastbreaks?

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN NBA Statistics and Information Research: One thing that the [Orlando] Magic won’t be doing very much of is running the fastbreak. Orlando averages the fewest fastbreak points per game in the NBA. Fastbreak PPG Pace Orlando Magic 8.2 93.2 (18th) Milwaukee Bucks 8.6 91.4 …

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Oct 29

A Rivalry to Be, or Not to Be: That Is the Question

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images There is no rivalry between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat. There is no rich history between the two franchises. Celtics vs. Lakers it is not. History? Boston and L.A. have decades of it. Geography? They are the East vs. West. Bad blood? Five words: Kevin McHale clotheslines Kurt …

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