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Apr 07

Monday’s Magic Word

Victor Oladipo inadvertently helped Kemba Walker get a triple-double during the Magic’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday. Several members of the Magic franchise talk about their baseball ties. Is Arron Afflalo snapping out of his funk offensively? John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com conducts a Q&A with Jameer Nelson. Matt Dollinger of Sports Illustrated: “One …

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Apr 06

Grades: Orlando Magic 100, Minnesota Timberwolves 92

AP Photo/John Raoux   Orlando Magic 100 Final Recap | Box Score 92 Minnesota Timberwolves Arron Afflalo 8-15 FG | 1-4 3P | 3 REB | 2 AST | 18 PTS | -5 After a poor performance against the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday, in which Afflalo seemed to disappear at times, the Magic made a …

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Nov 06

Jacque Vaughn and playing time

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images One week into the 2013-2014 season, the Orlando Magic are 2-2. They’ve won two consecutive games against playoff contenders by more than 20 points, lost in overtime at Minnesota, and put a legitimate scare into the undefeated Indiana Pacers on the road in the season opener. The Magic currently rank …

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Nov 01

Solomon Jones suffers torn meniscus

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic forward/center Solomon Jones has suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Jones will undergo surgery and will be out indefinitely. He suffered the injury during Orlando’s overtime loss on Oct. 30 @ Minnesota. …

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Oct 30

Preview: Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves Date: October 30, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Target Center Records Magic: 20-62 Timberwolves: 31-51 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Jason Maxiell Nikola Vuvevic Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio Kevin Martin Corey Brewer Kevin Love Nikola Pekovic Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 92.2 …

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Jul 21

Style of play and wins

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Pythagorean wins is a formula that converts points scored and allowed into a predicted winning percentage. The results can show, among other things, teams that over/under perform, win/lose many close games, or just experience good/bad luck. To predict an NBA team’s winning percentage, the following calculation is performed: (Points …

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Apr 13

The awards ballot

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images With the regular season winding down and the postseason just a mere six days away, I figured I’d do what other writers have been doing lately — reveal my awards ballot. I know that I’m not a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, which means I …

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Mar 22

Linking the NCAA Tournament and the NBA together, Part II

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images Part I of this mini-series looked at the draft position of players who have recently appeared in the NCAA National Finals. Today, we will look at the teams who pursued these players, and how these players performed in the NBA. Tomorrow, Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the …

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Mar 14

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Hey, who else to give out medical advice but Grant Hill? Hill, who told the Sentinel he plans on playing until he is 40, warned Magic SG J.J. Redick to be wary of his lower abdominal injury. Hill sustained a sports hernia or athletic sports pubalgia, when he played …

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Mar 11

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Among Stan Van Gundy’s memorable Monday of this week — when he infamously called out David Stern on the topic of officials’ treatment of Dwight Howard — he also gave a nice little jab to the Miami Heat. It was a day after the Heat’s crying incident, and Van …

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