Miami Heat | Magic Basketball - Part 22

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Aug 17

Playbook: The Orlando Magic’s 4-Out/1-In Offensive Scheme

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The 4-out/1-in offensive scheme. For three years and counting, head coach Stan Van Gundy has used an alignment (which features Dwight Howard in the post surrounded by four shooters on the perimeter) on offense that has vaulted the Orlando Magic to the elite in the NBA. The system works, as best …

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Aug 13

Friday’s Magic Word

Justin Verrier of ESPN.com: “Defense wins championships. But MVPs? Not often. Such is the plight of [Dwight] Howard, who has won consecutive defensive player of the year trophies and compiled more blocks than a Lego warehouse the past two seasons but has been shut out from a top-three spot in the official MVP voting. The big culprit: …

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Aug 12

It’s Going to Cost Money to See the Miami Heat in Person

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: You can still buy tickets to attend the Orlando Magic‘s regular-season road opener Oct. 29 against the Miami Heat, but it likely will cost you a hefty sum thanks to the presence of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat …

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Aug 12

A Common Enemy for the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Miami Heat have been disparaged as a bunch of privileged prima-donnas, intent on destroying the spirit of fair play in professional sports. LeBron, D-Wade , Chris Bosh and their gophers will break all NBA records, glom onto our TV screens every …

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Aug 11

Superman vs. the SuperFriends

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic will open their season — and play their first regular-season game at Amway Center — on Oct. 28, when they host the Washington Wizards at 8 p.m. One night later in Miami, Orlando will play its first regular-season game against …

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Aug 10

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic players and coaches had better get their rest now, because NBA schedule makers gave the team a daunting dose of back-to-back games during the 2010-11 regular season. The Magic will play 20 pairs of back-to-backs, including 12 pairs in which Orlando will host the first game and then hit …

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Aug 10

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 8/10/10

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Here’s another installment of the Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Is this year “THE year” for Orlando to win it all? Won’t one season of gelling and next year’s mid-level exception make Miami unstoppable? It’s way too early to tell. There are too many variables involved. The Miami Heat could be …

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Aug 09

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Marcin Gortat should be in good playing shape when he reports to Orlando Magic training camp in late September. The 6-foot-11 center is spending this month playing for Poland’s national team as it attempts to qualify for the 2011 EuroBasket tournament. Poland lost to Bulgaria 74-70 on Sunday in Sofia, which is Bulgaria’s capital city. Gortat …

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Aug 09

Let the Projections Begin

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Royce Webb and Matt Wong of ESPN.com: We kick off our third annual Summer Forecast series with the conference that has created so much commotion in the past few weeks. Since the Los Angeles Lakers completed their second straight championship run, the NBA has been all about the East, …

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Aug 09

For the Orlando Magic, It’s a Wait-and-See Approach

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: The [Orlando] Magic have absolutely no shot at competing with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat. And neither does anybody else (except maybe the Lakers). That’s not me talking;  that’s Jeff Van Gundy, brother of Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. …

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