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Mar 13

A Magic dynasty and what could have been

Photo by Fernando Medina/Getty Images By the end of the 1995-96 season, it was clear the Orlando Magic had one of the youngest, most promising cores in the league — of the five guys who logged over 30 minutes per game that season, the average age of them was 26. Their past two seasons included …

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Jan 25

Grades: Orlando Magic 114, Los Angeles Lakers 105

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images   Orlando Magic 114 Final Recap | Box Score 105 Los Angeles Lakers Arron Afflalo 7-12 FG | 7-9 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 23 PTS | +4 After an uncharacteristic six-point performance against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, Afflalo responded with a bounce-back game offensively versus …

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Dec 22

Grades: Sacramento Kings 105, Orlando Magic 100

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Sacramento Kings

Nov 01

Appreciating T-Mac

Photo by Fernando Medina-NBAE via Getty Images There really isn’t a fresh angle to take when writing about the impact that Tracy McGrady had in Orlando that hasn’t already been covered. He’s being honored tonight at Amway Center, and the Magic faithful will likely roar like a pack of lions for one of the most …

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Sep 04

2003: A magical odyssey

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Tracy McGrady’s career contains a plethora of “what ifs.” What if he just stayed in Toronto? What if Grant Hill’s ankle wasn’t mangled? What if Tim Duncan came to Orlando instead of Hill? What if Yao Ming stayed healthy? And, of course, what if McGrady made it past the first …

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Sep 02

T-Mac and 62

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic Disclaimer: I’m about to poke a few holes in Tracy McGrady’s 62-point game against the Washington Wizards. No doubt it was one of the most impressive individual outings of his career, but this was a volume shooting session. A Nick Young lucid dream. T-Mac had the green light and he …

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Mar 13

Dwight’s return much ado about nothing

AP Photo/John Raoux It’s no secret that both fans and media tend to over-exaggerate, over-hype, and oversell events to create a more desirable vibe. Most recently, it was Dwight Howard’s return to Orlando as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and only days after some controversial comments toward his former teammates. The media did …

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Mar 13

Grades: Los Angeles Lakers 106, Orlando Magic 97

AP Photo/John Raoux   Los Angeles Lakers 106 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 3-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 6 PTS | +3 You have to feel for Vucevic. He ran into a buzz saw. Dwight Howard overwhelmed Vucevic with his mobility and athleticism …

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Mar 12

Preview: Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic Date: March 12, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Lakers: 33-31 Magic: 18-46 Probable starters Lakers: Steve Nash Kobe Bryant Metta World Peace Earl Clark Dwight Howard Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Lakers: …

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Aug 18

Remembering Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals is hard to watch for many reasons. It was a loss, for one thing. But far more painful is the memory of a confident, exciting group of guys who did a lot of things right. I would not go so far as to …

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