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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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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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Jun 22

Fran Vazquez re-signs with FC Barcelona

Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The former [Orlando] Magic first-round draft pick on Tuesday extended his contract with Regal FC Barçelona by one year to run through the 2011-12 season, ending the Magic’s immediate hopes of adding [Fran] Vázquez to their roster. But Vázquez’s Spain-based agent, José Cobelo, said in a phone interview …

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Jun 15

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: J.J. Redick

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season J.J. Redick Games Played 59 Minutes Played 25.6 adj. +/- -6.40 net +/- -4.5 statistical +/- -0.62 PER 12.8 WARP 1.8 Win Shares/48 .143

May 19

Examining the Orlando Magic’s offense

Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Given the dearth of long twos and isolation play, as well as the plentitude of threes and free-throw attempts, it’s almost as though stat geeks found room enough in their parents’ basement to design this offense. Lots of high-efficiency shots, few low-efficiency ones. That much isn’t up for …

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May 04

The rise and fall of the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: As the franchise attempts to sort out exactly what went wrong, where 2010-11 turned for the worse, they can point to a mystifying playoff shooting slump or to some superb clutch shots by the Atlanta Hawks’ Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson or …

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Apr 26

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy inadvertently disclosed his master plan for slowing the Atlanta Hawks tonight in Game 5 of the teams’ first-round playoff series. It involves Dwight Howard. ‘I don’t want to give away a big secret here before the game,’ Van Gundy told the media, ‘but …

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Apr 24

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 88, Orlando Magic 85

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images BOX SCORE The Atlanta Hawks were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 88-85 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. The Hawks are one win away from ending the Magic’s season, and exacting revenge from last …

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Apr 15

The enigmatic and erratic Orlando Magic

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images When it comes to championship contenders in the NBA, there’s five teams that are universally agreed upon — for the most part. Ranking them by their efficiency differentials, they are the Miami Heat (+8.6), Chicago Bulls (+8.1), Los Angeles Lakers (+6.6), San Antonio Spurs (+6.6), and Boston Celtics …

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Apr 15

Interview with Bret LaGree of Hoopinion

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images One is fun, but twice is nice. That’s the theme surrounding the series between the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks, as they face off in the playoffs for a second consecutive year. Last season in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Magic swept the Hawks by an …

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