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Mar 29

Preview: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic Date: March 29, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Wizards: 26-45 Magic: 18-54 Probable starters Wizards: John Wall Garrett Temple Chris Singleton Trevor Booker Emeka Okafor Magic: Jameer Nelson DeQuan Jones Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Advanced stats Wizards: Pace: 92.1 …

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Mar 07

Nikola Vucevic: the Magic’s big bargain

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images When Bill Simmons wrote at Grantland last week that Nikola Vucevic has the 11th-best bargain contract in the NBA, he was not just whistling Dixie. Not only is Vucevic averaging a double-double (12.3 ppg and 11.4 rpg), he’s also shown the capacity to put up huge numbers (just …

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May 09

Dwight Howard, fourth quarters, and the truth

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images There once was a man made of brick-and-mortar, but his role diminished in the 4th quarter. He will be remembered as an all-time great, but you’d never guess it from his usage rate. Today, I stumbled upon a poem I wrote a while ago (yesterday), and it compelled me …

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Mar 21

Linking the NCAA Tournament and NBA together, Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images We are only getting started on the best run of basketball. The NCAA Tournament has four rounds left, and the NBA Playoffs are close. To wash down the first weekend of March Madness, feel free to drink in some information over the next few days linking the NCAA Tournament …

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Jan 13

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard saw warning signs as the Orlando Magic won game after game after game these last few weeks. The team would take a quarter off here or a half there and escape with victories, but the coach and the superstar center predicted that the …

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Jan 13

Recap: New Orleans Hornets 92, Orlando Magic 89 (OT)

BOX SCORE No 10-game winning streak. The New Orleans Hornets were able to defeat the Orlando Magic in overtime by the score of 92-89 in a defensive slugfest that saw both teams struggle to generate offense consistently throughout the game. The Hornets were led by a balanced attack, as five players scored in double-figures. The …

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Nov 30

Video Analysis: Orlando Magic’s Pick and Roll Attack

As I wrote at the Heat Index last week when previewing the grudge match between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, the key to victory for the men in blue came down to one thing. Pick and rolls. That’s it. Scouting the Heat’s loss against the New Orleans Hornets and witnessing Chris Paul butcher a …

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Oct 10

Recap: Orlando Magic 135, New Orleans Hornets 81

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE “It’s an experience of awe.” Those words, uttered by owner Rich DeVos during the Orlando Magic‘s television broadcast on Sun Sports, best described the feeling many Magic fans had as they witnessed the first NBA game in the brand new Amway Center. The host for the evening …

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Sep 27

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 9/27/10

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Will the Magic make an offer for Melo after all? Most likely, no. If it hasn’t happened now, then it probably won’t happen. I just had a debate with some Lakers fans. One of them claims that we have no defense …

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Sep 07

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post: “I assure you I have a perfectly legitimate reason for not listing this performance as the best of [Dwight] Howard‘s career. But before we get to that game, let’s first appreciate all Howard did on this particular night. Really. 45 and 19 is a heckuva line, even before …

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