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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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Oct 08

Fun With Advanced Statistical Plus/Minus

Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images In late July, I made note that DSMok1 — a member of the APBRmetrics community — introduced a new metric to the fray. And that is advanced statistical plus/minus, which has been tweaked since it was first introduced a few months ago. This particular statistic shouldn’t be seen as an …

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Oct 01

Interview With Matt Guokas, Part II

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here for Part I) with Matt Guokas, the television color analyst for the Orlando Magic. In this segment, Matt talks about the Magic’s quest for a championship this season and more. _______ Do you think that Matt Barnes’ inability to hit threes at a proficient rate compared to …

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Sep 22

A Look at the Orlando Magic’s “Franchise Five”

On Thursday, ESPN.com gave fans the opportunity to determine the five ultimate players for every franchise in the NBA. Voting commenced for several days and for the Orlando Magic, the players chosen were Penny Hardaway at point guard, Tracy McGrady at shooting guard, Grant Hill at small forward, Rashard Lewis at power forward, and Shaquille …

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Aug 10

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic players and coaches had better get their rest now, because NBA schedule makers gave the team a daunting dose of back-to-back games during the 2010-11 regular season. The Magic will play 20 pairs of back-to-backs, including 12 pairs in which Orlando will host the first game and then hit …

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