Miami Heat | Magic Basketball - Part 3

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Nov 21

Orlando’s starting lineup is bad

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic’s starting lineup is a typical blend of NBA player archetypes. Scorers, defenders, veterans, youngsters, and leaders — this is a group that makes utmost basketball sense on paper, especially considering the litany of options Jacque Vaughn has at his disposal coming off the bench. Any …

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Nov 21

Grades: Miami Heat 120, Orlando Magic 92

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Nov 20

Preview: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic Date: November 20, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Heat: 8-3 Magic: 4-6 Probable starters Heat: Mario Chalmers James Jones LeBron James Shane Battier Chris Bosh Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Nikola Vuvevic Advanced stats Heat: Pace: 93.3 …

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Nov 19

Tuesday’s Magic Word

It’s early, but there’s plenty of evidence to show that Maurice Harkless is getting better as a shooter. Glen Davis and Tobias Harris have returned from their respective injuries, and are working to get themselves back onto the court. Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie chimes in on Jameer Nelson’s fourth quarter benching in the …

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Nov 07

Waiting for Tobias Harris: Act II

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. Previously: Act I Characters: Stan Rony Bus driver Tobias Harris Act II: Not the next day, and not the same time, but at the same place. Hours have passed. A deep black …

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Nov 04

Monday’s Magic Word

It’s early, but the defense for the Orlando Magic has been very good so far to start the season. After four games, the Magic rank fourth in defensive efficiency. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “With Sunday’s victory over Brooklyn, Orlando has won back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 19, 2012. Rookie guard …

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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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Jul 09

Grades: Miami Heat 94, Orlando Magic 80

Photo by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic   Miami Heat 94 Final Recap | Box Score 80 Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo 4-7 FG | 12-14 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 22 PTS | -11 Oladipo continues to prove wrong the skeptics that thought his improved shooting percentages at Indiana were outliers. He showed little …

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Jul 09

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson stood out in Day 2 at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Nicholson gets additional Summer League kudos from Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk: “If you watched him at all last season you knew this guy was good. In Summer League what he has shown is a lot of polish and a …

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Jul 08

Monday’s Magic Word

Via the Orlando Magic: “Glen Davis underwent a surgical procedure today to replace the screw in his left foot. Davis originally suffered a left foot fracture of the 5th metatarsal during a game against the New York Knicks on January 30, 2013. He is expected to resume basketball-related activity later this summer.” Josh Robbins of …

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