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Mar 25

Preview: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic Date: March 25, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: ESPN Arena: Amway Center Records Heat: 55-14 Magic: 18-52 Probable starters Heat: Mario Chalmers Mike Miller LeBron James Udonis Haslem Chris Bosh Magic: Jameer Nelson E’Twaun Moore Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Advanced stats Heat: Pace: 93.8 (8th of …

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Mar 11

Monday’s Magic Word

John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “The Magic clearly should have scheduled more games against the Sixers, who have given them two of their four victories since mid-January. The Amway Center faithful surely hope that No. 5 comes on Tuesday, when that trade-demanding, coach-killing and candy-loving Dwight Howard comes to town for the first (and last?) time …

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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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Mar 07

Grades: Miami Heat 97, Orlando Magic 96

AP Photo/J Pat Carter   Miami Heat 97 Final Recap | Box Score 96 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-16 FG | 3-3 FT | 21 REB | 4 AST | 25 PTS | +9 No, Vucevic didn’t grab a franchise-record 29 rebounds this time around, but he did tie a career-high with 25 points to …

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Mar 06

Video: LeBron’s game-winner against Orlando

Mar 06

Preview: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat Date: March 6, 2013 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: American Airlines Arena Records Magic: 17-44 Heat: 44-14 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Andrew Nicholson Nikola Vucevic Heat: Mario Chalmers Dwyane Wade LeBron James Udonis Haslem Chris Bosh Advanced stats Magic: Pace: …

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Aug 16

3-on-3 roundtable: A look at the road ahead

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images A week ago, Magic Basketball’s team of writers were featured on a recent 5-on-5 roundtable discussion at ESPN.com, answering offseason questions pertaining to the Orlando Magic and providing our opinions on several topics, including our thoughts on Dwight Howard‘s future and more. But we didn’t stop there. As a supplement, …

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Aug 09

Remembering Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images I recently revisited Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Magic and Cavs. Cleveland was hot, and maybe even the team to beat coming into the series. Orlando had other intentions, though. My foggy memory was filled with ideas of a three-point shootout, a lot of LeBron …

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Jul 21

Style of play and wins

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Pythagorean wins is a formula that converts points scored and allowed into a predicted winning percentage. The results can show, among other things, teams that over/under perform, win/lose many close games, or just experience good/bad luck. To predict an NBA team’s winning percentage, the following calculation is performed: (Points …

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Jul 06

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Dwight Howard

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Dwight Howard Games Played 78 Minutes Played 37.6 adj. +/- +14.09 net +/- +9.8 statistical +/- +7.24 PER 26.0 WARP 20.5 Win Shares/48 .236

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