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Apr 22

The rise of Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images While we as basketball fans love to determine improvement through an increase in the main statistical categories, the indication it can give can be minimal at times. Take Kyle O’Quinn for instance: when comparing his stats from this season to last, you’ll notice they’re fairly similar — a slight jump …

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Apr 15

Tuesday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “As he’s prepared for games late in the season, Vaughn has often popped in video of the Magic playing a similar opponent early in the season to see the level of improvement. He is satisfied that several of the players have made significant strides – even if it hasn’t necessarily translated …

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Apr 15

Grades: Chicago Bulls 108, Orlando Magic 95

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes   Chicago Bulls 108 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 5-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | +3 Afflalo’s best offensive sequence came when he made a fadeaway jumper along the right baseline, a 3-pointer off the dribble from the …

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Apr 14

Grades: Brooklyn Nets 97, Orlando Magic 88

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   Brooklyn Nets 97 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 2-7 FG | 1-2 3P | 0 REB | 5 AST | 5 PTS | +2 Another game, another single-digit scoring performance from Afflalo, who’s been piling those up in the past two …

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Apr 12

Grades: Washington Wizards 96, Orlando Magic 86

AP Photo/Reinhold Matay   Washington Wizards 96 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 6-14 FG | 6-6 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 19 PTS | -1 At halftime, it seemed like Afflalo was well on his way to another big scoring night. He had 14 points in the …

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Apr 08

All eyes on Rob Hennigan

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images If there is a rock star for the Magic, it’s not Jacque Vaughn, Jameer Nelson, or even Victor Oladipo. It’s GM Rob Hennigan. The Mark Cuban’s and Jim Irsay’s of the world have taught us that a higher-up can often get more coverage than the actual players on the team. …

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Mar 29

Grades: Orlando Magic 110, Charlotte Bobcats 105 (OT)

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 110 Final Recap | Box Score 105 Charlotte Bobcats Arron Afflalo 3-9 FG | 9-10 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 17 PTS | -6 Afflalo is the biggest reason why the Magic were able to beat the Bobcats. With Orlando trailing 97-94, …

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Mar 17

Monday’s Magic Word

Marc Stein of ESPN.com: “Among the reasons why I refuse to get all worked up about Philly’s horrific second half and whether that should affect Michael Carter-Williams’ rookie of the year campaign: Victor Oladipo’s Magic have racked up exactly one win since the All-Star break against teams other than Philly. One.” Chad Ford of ESPN …

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Mar 17

Wisdom for the Magic from the Middle Ages

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’ve been reading Dante (Alighieri, not Marchitelli) in my spare time. As you might know, his Divine Comedy is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Dante writes about himself and his passage through each. Before I lose you, here’s what I’ve found: that old book from …

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Mar 14

The fall of Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images In the Magic’s season opener in Indiana, Andrew Nicholson was a human blowtorch. He lit up the Pacers for 18 points (all in the first half) and set basketball Twitter ablaze with his scoring prowess. Nicholson unleashed his full arsenal of moves — some old, some new. A lefty hook …

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