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May 25

Recap: Orlando Magic 96, Boston Celtics 92 (OT)

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images BOX SCORE Out to prove that Game 3 was an aberration in terms of playing with a lack of effort and energy, the Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics in an overtime thriller by the score of 96-92 in Game 4 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. From the …

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May 21

Friday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic are well aware of how important this weekend. Center Marcin Gortat called it the most important weekend of the season. After practice on Friday, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that the season would be judged based on how the team performed in the playoffs. He said …

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May 14

Interview with Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post, Part III

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images No introduction necessary. A few days ago, I was able to ask Rock a few questions to preview the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics. _______ One of the major storylines last year, and even this year, was the “what if” …

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May 12

A Progress Report of “The Magic Show,” Part I

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images With the Orlando Magic halfway home to their goal of winning a championship, it seems more than appropriate to conduct a progress report on each player that has been in head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s 10-man rotation (excluding Ryan Anderson, due to lack of minutes) since the start …

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May 11

Second Look: Orlando Magic 98, Atlanta Hawks 84

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “For a team driven to be the last men standing, the Orlando Magic have hung around the least amount of time of any playoff entrant. It’s getting so you can see Dwight Howard more on TV in his movie trailers or in his cell-phone commercial than in a series. It’s …

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May 10

Recap: Orlando Magic 98, Atlanta Hawks 84

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images BOX SCORE Two playoff series. Two sweeps. The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 98-84 and as a result, set a record for making the series the most lopsided in NBA playoff history by outscoring the Hawks by 101 points in four …

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May 10

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “If the Orlando Magic defeat Atlanta Hawks tonight in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Magic will become only the sixth team in NBA history to win its first eight games of a single postseason. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 1982-83 Los Angeles Lakers, the 1988-89 …

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May 08

Recap: Orlando Magic 105, Atlanta Hawks 75

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE In a game that was rather uneventful from the opening tip, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 105-75 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Magic were led by an …

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May 06

Anatomy of Efficiency

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Immediately after the Orlando Magic put the finishing touches on a beat down of epic proportions against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, people — unsurprisingly — went goo goo ga ga when the final score read 114-71. Amidst the blowout …

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May 06

Sneak Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic, Game 2

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Stan] Van Gundy said his team was serious even though all the [Orlando] Magic did was watch film and shoot. He said players have been sharply focused ‘for the last three months.’ And, to a man, says small forward Mickael Pietrus, they are on ‘a mission’ to win the title. They …

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