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Apr 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “You could sense Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was going to say something typically and hilariously Stan when asked about his thoughts on Amway Arena’s impending demolition. Was he sad? Was he reliving his three years calling the building home? Not quite. “It’s a building,” Van Gundy said. “It doesn’t have feelings, …

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Apr 14

How Did the Orlando Magic Get to This Point?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images For Billy Donovan and Stan Van Gundy, it’s a tale of two stories for two head coaches that are in two different positions right now. While the Florida Gators are currently undergoing a rebuilding phase after winning back-to-back NCAA men’s basketball national championships in 2006 and 2007, the …

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Apr 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic, who have already clinched the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs, can learn who their first-round playoff opponent will be as early as tonight. Here’s tonight’s scenario: The Magic will face the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round if the Bobcats lose to …

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Apr 09

Friday’s Magic Word

Great post from Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “After signing a No. 12 jersey, Magic center Dwight Howard helped 21-year-old Brandon Young from Apopka put it on, then invited Young to join his daily post-practice (or post-shootaround) drills. Young has cerebral palsy. He’s blind in his left eye. He has a box implanted in his …

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Apr 07

Recap: Orlando Magic 121, Washington Wizards 94

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE There isn’t much the Orlando Magic have to play for after winning the Southeast Division title for a third consecutive season and locking up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference … aside from having the chance to catch the Los Angeles Lakers in the …

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Apr 07

Orlando Magic are Southeast Division Champions for a Third Straight Year

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: The Southeast Division all theirs and the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics no longer a concern in the standings, the Orlando Magic now have their sights set on trying to catch the Los Angeles Lakers. The Magic clinched their third consecutive Southeast Division …

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Apr 05

Monday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “After a string of very public arguments with, among others, coach Stan Van Gundy over playing time and a random fan in San Antonio, it seemed only a matter of time before Matt Barnes’ temper impacted a game. Van Gundy said he hoped Barnes would take his ejection from Sunday’s …

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Apr 02

Friday’s Magic Word

Dime Magazine: “The Orlando domination started with Dwight Howard’s Kraken act in the paint. The Centaur cruised his way to a light 17 points, 20 boards and five blocks (including one where he just snatched a J.J. Barea shot out of the air), showing some nice moves and carrying himself with a little bit of an edge. For …

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Apr 02

Second Look: Orlando Magic 97, Dallas Mavericks 82

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “If you doubted their confidence as a contender, consider this: The Orlando Magic have at least thought about the idea of passing the L.A. Lakers in the standings in order to grab home-court advantage……should they face the defending champs again for the NBA title. That would also mean that the Magic …

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Apr 01

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “During last June’s NBA Finals, ESPN analyst Jon Barry noted that [Dwight] Howard often looked ‘mechanical’ on offense and lacked a go-to move. But Barry feels differently now. He thinks that Howard has made ‘tremendous strides.’ ‘It’s reactionary game,’ Barry explained. ‘So you have to make moves according to what your defense …

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