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Mar 22

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic Date: March 22, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Thunder: 50-19 Magic: 18-51 Probable starters Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Advanced stats Thunder: Pace: …

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Mar 16

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Orlando Magic 104

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 117 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-15 FG | 5-5 FT | 14 REB | 1 AST | 21 PTS | -1 The good? Vucevic got his customary double-double. The bad? He wasn’t much of a rim protector. …

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Mar 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder Date: March 15, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena Records Magic: 18-47 Thunder: 48-17 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Advanced stats Magic: …

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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 17

Looking a franchise in the mirror

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As the Oklahoma City Thunder, scheduled to face off against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Western Conference Finals later tonight, continue their quest towards progressing to the Finals, it’s hard not to look at the roster constructed by general manager Sam Presti and begin the process of …

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Apr 13

The awards ballot

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images With the regular season winding down and the postseason just a mere six days away, I figured I’d do what other writers have been doing lately — reveal my awards ballot. I know that I’m not a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, which means I …

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Mar 28

Stan Van Gundy, Derrick Rose, and the MVP race

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Stan Van Gundy made waves Wednesday when he told reporters asking about the MVP race, “I don’t think it’s wide open. The media seems to have made their decision, and they’re the ones that vote. Derrick Rose has it. I haven’t really read or heard a media guy …

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Mar 23

Linking the NCAA Tournament and NBA together, Part III

Photo by Flickr/mcdonaldsallamericangames In Part I, we discussed the idea of teams drafting winners. Part II looked at the teams who drafted winners, and how the players performed in the NBA. Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the NCAA Tournament history of players on top NBA teams. We will also see the …

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Mar 10

On beating the narrative

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I sat down today intent on writing about the question on most of our lips as we watch the Magic these days: Which is the team we’re going to get? Is it the Heat-beaters with an attacking point guard and a dominant center and prolific role players, or is it …

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Mar 02

Earl Clark’s limitless potential on defense

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Four months ago, Earl Clark reached a troubling career crossroads. The Phoenix Suns declined to pick up their $2 million option to keep him for the 2011-12 season, an unconventional move that ensured Clark will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Two months ago, the Suns severed …

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