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Jan 10

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The good news? The Orlando Magic have now won nine consecutive games, one win away from the first double-digit winning streak in franchise history. The better news? This team can get a whole lot better. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, always a difficult man to please, spoke highly of the …

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Nov 22

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “A situation like this is a main reason why the Orlando Magic signed Quentin Richardson over the summer. Stan Van Gundy said following the team’s shootaround at AT&T Center a few moments ago that Richardson likely will guard Manu Ginobili when the Magic tip-off against the San Antonio Spurs tonight. Ginobili, …

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Nov 08

Superman’s Rise to New Heights

Photo by Fernando Medina While Chris Paul is reminding everyone why he’s the best point guard in the NBA, there’s another player that’s doing similar conversion tactics. His name is Dwight Howard. Mind you, Howard doesn’t need to remind many people that he’s the best center in the league but for those that like to …

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Nov 05

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Rashard Lewis is a team-first guy, always quick to mention his teammates before himself when asked about his individual achievements or desires. But throughout the preseason and the early part of the season, one thing’s evident: Lewis loves playing small forward. He played the four during the first three years …

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Oct 22

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “This was an NBA walk-through that actually was a walk-through. The Orlando Magic did not do any running during their shootaround this morning at the St. Pete Times Forum because the court was too slippery. [...] The Magic are scheduled to face the Miami Heat here at 7:30 p.m. [Stan] Van Gundy …

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Oct 22

Magic Basketball Featured at the Basketball-Reference Blog

Photo by Fernando Medina This year, I was asked by Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference to provide a very quick preview of the Orlando Magic for the BBR Blog. It should be unveiled in the next few days or so. Here’s a snippet of what I wrote: Coming off a disappointing series against the Boston Celtics …

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Oct 21

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “You don’t have to watch hours of game tape or pore over pages of statistics to produce a scouting report on Jameer Nelson. The book on the diminutive Orlando Magic co-captain is simple: He’s a scoring point guard who looks for his own shot as often as he looks …

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Oct 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Head coach Stan Van Gundy: “I haven’t talked to Pat in a long time, certainly not since any of that. I didn’t take it as big of a deal as what everybody else did. He was upset about some of the things said about some of the players that he now has. I honestly did …

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Oct 19

The 1995 Houston Rockets: A Template For a Championship

Elaine Thompson/AP Photo The blogosphere is a fascinating place. It really is. When people read something so profound, so enlightening, they want to share this newfound treasure they’ve found to the rest of the world. Or at least try. This is one of those cases. At FreeDarko, some of the best writers in the NBA universe …

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Oct 18

Patrick Ewing Doesn’t Mind Hakeem Olajuwon’s Help

Via Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “We were fierce competitors,” [Patrick] Ewing said Saturday. “When Hakeem and I faced up, we wanted to kill each other.” Ewing was only half-laughing. Their careers have been intertwined, from college to the NBA. There is more respect between them than reverence, however. Dwight Howard, innocently enough, has …

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