Oklahoma City Thunder | Magic Basketball - Part 4

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Apr 18

The road ahead for the Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux The 30-year-old whippersnapper general manager of the Orlando Magic, Rob Hennigan, was brought in to lead the Orlando Magic brain trust in their attempt to remake the roster through draft picks, not with the usual flashy free agent signings. It’s a track similar to the one navigated by his mentors — Sam …

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Mar 23

Arron Afflalo done for the year

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Arron Afflalo’s first season with the Orlando Magic, one in which he blossomed into the team’s leading scorer and its most outspoken mentor for several of the younger players, is over. Afflalo strained his right hamstring in the second quarter of the Magic’s 97-89 loss …

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Mar 23

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.   Oklahoma City Thunder 97 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Orlando Magic Maurice Harkless 11-18 FG | 2-3 3P | 4 BLK | 9 REB | 25 PTS | -9 What a game for Harkless. He dazzled Magic fans with numerous highlight-reel worthy plays. His coast-to-coast layup early in …

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Mar 22

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic Date: March 22, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Thunder: 50-19 Magic: 18-51 Probable starters Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Advanced stats Thunder: Pace: …

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Mar 16

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Orlando Magic 104

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 117 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-15 FG | 5-5 FT | 14 REB | 1 AST | 21 PTS | -1 The good? Vucevic got his customary double-double. The bad? He wasn’t much of a rim protector. …

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Mar 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder Date: March 15, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena Records Magic: 18-47 Thunder: 48-17 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Advanced stats Magic: …

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Mar 15

Friday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic’s defense is in for a challenge against the Oklahoma City Thunder — owners of the league’s most efficient offense. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “The Magic (18-47) will face the ultimate road challenge tonight when the play the Oklahoma City Thunder (48-17) at noisy Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder have been especially good …

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Mar 15

Replicating the OKC model

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Tonight’s game between the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder is very likely to end a certain way. The Thunder are one of the league’s best teams, perhaps the only reasonable candidate, aside from the San Antonio Spurs, to topple the Heat from their throne. The Magic are …

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Mar 05

The Magic, analytics, and you

AP Photo/John Raoux This past weekend, six members of the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations department attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT. That group included general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Matt Lloyd. The event, founded by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, has been growing consistently in stature since its inception …

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Jun 29

2010-2011 Player Evaluation: Brandon Bass

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2010-2011 regular season Brandon Bass Games Played 76 Minutes Played 26.1 adj. +/- +3.54 net +/- -1.8 statistical +/- -1.22 PER 15.9 WARP 2.1 Win Shares/48 .154

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