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Nov 14

Grades: Orlando Magic 101, Milwaukee Bucks 85

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images   Orlando Magic 101 Final Recap | Box Score 85 Milwaukee Bucks Nikola Vucevic 6-11 FG | 6-8 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 18 PTS | +8 One underrated aspect of Vucevic’s game is his high-post passing. Against the Bucks, Vucevic made several excellent hi-lo passes that …

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Dec 30

Staying ahead of the statistical revolution

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images Though a rising tide ostensibly lifts all boats, the trend toward analytically-minded NBA head coaches has left Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn adrift in the wake of public opinion. And it’s too bad, too, as Vaughn and the Magic were a year ahead of the curve. This past …

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Nov 14

Thursday’s Magic Word

Arron Afflalo is turning heads with his All-Star caliber production. Afflalo scored 29 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 94-91. Afflalo gets an A for his performance against the Bucks. Make that two As. Check out an ugly Orlando …

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Nov 04

Monday’s Magic Word

It’s early, but the defense for the Orlando Magic has been very good so far to start the season. After four games, the Magic rank fourth in defensive efficiency. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “With Sunday’s victory over Brooklyn, Orlando has won back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 19, 2012. Rookie guard …

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May 22

Orlando Magic ‘win’ the second pick

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic “With Pat Williams at the helm, did you really think the Orlando Magic were going to lose the ping pong battle? Williams is like a talisman next to a rabbit’s foot in the pocket of a voodoo priest simultaneously sticking pins in makeshift dolls of the other 13 teams.” That’s …

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Apr 25

Recapping Games 3 and 4 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Last week, we looked at the playoff games in Orlando. Today, let’s examine the results from the contests in Atlanta. Game 3 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense Orlando’s spot-up game finally …

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Mar 15

Second Look: Los Angeles Lakers 97, Orlando Magic 84

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic couldn’t shake Kobe Bryant. Bryant stayed at The Ritz, the Magic’s team hotel, on Sunday night (he has a permanent residency there to avoid constant travel back to his home). And the Magic couldn’t get away from him Monday night, especially. Kobe shook off a sore …

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Jan 26

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Reserve point guard Jason Williams did not join the Orlando Magic on their two-game road trip to face the Indiana Pacers tonight and the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, leaving his status with the team up in the air. When asked about Williams’ status after the Magic’s shootaround today …

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Jan 11

Playbook: The 3/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Fernando Medina The 3/5 pick and roll. At its core, the 3/5 pick and roll with Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard is one of the most devastating plays in the NBA. On Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks’ defense found out the hard way as Turkoglu ripped them apart in the pick and roll, totaling …

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Dec 29

Interview with Kyle Weidie of Truth About It

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here for Part I) with Kyle Weidie of Truth About It, who covers the Washington Wizards for the TrueHoop Network. In this segment, Kyle offers his own opinion on Gilbert Arenas. _______ Will Gilbert Arenas’ knees hold up? I think they’ll “hold up” … just how effective will …

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