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Nov 05

Waiting for Tobias Harris: Act I

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images A short, semi-fictional play about Orlando forward, Tobias Harris, who’s out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Characters: Stan Rony Bus driver Tobias Harris Act I: A country road halfway between Jacksonville and Orlando abutting a bus stop late at night. Rony is lying on a concrete bench nursing …

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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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Oct 09

The tragedy of Hedo Turkoglu

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Back in 2009, I had a more-than-casual interest in LeBron’s Cavaliers. My buddy and I watched almost every game of the playoffs that year in a small bar here in Chattanooga, and we both felt that we were watching something special. The Cavs had annihilated Detroit and Atlanta, …

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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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Apr 03

Grades: San Antonio Spurs 98, Orlando Magic 84

AP Photo/Eric Gay   San Antonio Spurs 98 Final Recap | Box Score 84 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 7-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 STL | 14 REB | 16 PTS | -3 Vucevic had a rather underwhelming first half. His midrange jumper wasn’t falling and he struggled to finish around the rim. But …

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Mar 26

Grades: Miami Heat 108, Orlando Magic 94

Photo by Gary Bogdon/Getty Images   Miami Heat 108 Final Recap | Box Score 94 Orlando Magic Jameer Nelson 9-20 FG | 5-10 3P | 5 REB | 12 AST | 27 PTS | -21 You could tell that Nelson wanted to be the one to help end the Heat’s winning streak. He was the …

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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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