Tuesday's Magic Word | Magic Basketball - Part 11

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Feb 01

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Back in September, before the Orlando Magic had even began training camp, I wrote a blog post wondering what the Magic would do if the Miami Heat rolled out a backcourt featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller. Defensively, Wade is smart and agile enough to defend opposing point …

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Jan 31

Recap: Memphis Grizzlies 100, Orlando Magic 97

BOX SCORE If the game against the Chicago Bulls may have put the nail in the coffin for a team considered by many as part of the elite in the NBA, consider the case closed now as the Memphis Grizzlies were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 100-97. To be rather …

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Jan 29

Recap: Chicago Bulls 99, Orlando Magic 90

BOX SCORE In a revealing game that may have put the nail on the coffin for a team considered by many as part of the elite in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 99-90. The Bulls were led by a three-pronged attack, as Derrick Rose, …

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Jan 27

Hedo Turkoglu and comfort

Via Fran Blinebury of NBA.com: After [Hedo] Turkoglu was the second-best player on the Magic team that lost in the 2009 NBA Finals to the Lakers, there was every reason to saddle up the old gang and let them take another shot again last season. But there were $53 million worth of reasons why it …

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Jan 26

Recap: Orlando Magic 111, Indiana Pacers 96

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Indiana Pacers by the score of 111-96, getting back in the win column after losing to the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The Magic were led by a balanced attack, as six players scored in double-figures. Dwight Howard led the way for Orlando with 19 points, …

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Jan 25

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “It would be tempting to attribute the Orlando Magic‘s 103-96 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night to midseason doldrums. Even the best NBA teams suffer two or three embarrassing losses at home. It happens. But perhaps the loss revealed larger problems that must be addressed before the postseason …

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Jan 25

Newfound efficiency for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina Despite head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s justifiable grumbling about the Orlando Magic‘s defense, or lack thereof, there are many things that are impressive about the team since general manager Otis Smith made two blockbuster trades that — momentarily — shook the landscape of the NBA. Like Hedo Turkgolu‘s rebirth with the …

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Jan 24

Mini-Playbook: The fastbreak three-pointer

Photo by Fernando Medina Fast break points. Any team in the NBA, during games, would like to score in transition as many times as possible. But not all teams in the league are created equal, and some of them are better at scoring on fast breaks than others. And it can’t be underestimated the power …

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Jan 22

Recap: Orlando Magic 112, Toronto Raptors 72

BOX SCORE Facing off against Hedo Turkoglu‘s former team, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Toronto Raptors by the score of 112-72. The game was close for a half before the Magic outscored the Raptors by 36 points to turn things into a blowout and allow head coach Stan Van Gundy a chance …

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Jan 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has been struggling lately, and part of that’s because of coach Stan Van Gundy, says, uh, Van Gundy. ‘The biggest thing that he’s struggling with right now is me,’ Van Gundy said. ‘I don’t think that’s necessarily an easy adjustment for anybody, but for a point …

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