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Apr 06

An imperfect NCAA Tournament

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Now that the national championship game has been played, is it okay to admit that this year’s NCAA Tournament, including the championship, wasn’t really all that great? Whenever I throw accusations around about “March Madness,” all my friends who call themselves “purists”—and who are convinced that the NCAA Tournament is …

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Mar 28

Stan Van Gundy, Derrick Rose, and the MVP race

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Stan Van Gundy made waves Wednesday when he told reporters asking about the MVP race, “I don’t think it’s wide open. The media seems to have made their decision, and they’re the ones that vote. Derrick Rose has it. I haven’t really read or heard a media guy …

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Mar 10

On beating the narrative

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images I sat down today intent on writing about the question on most of our lips as we watch the Magic these days: Which is the team we’re going to get? Is it the Heat-beaters with an attacking point guard and a dominant center and prolific role players, or is it …

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Mar 07

Video Analysis: Anatomy of a 40-9 run against the Miami Heat

Despite a disappointing loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday, which culminated with a one-game suspension for Dwight Howard that’ll be served tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers, last week was fairly successful for the Orlando Magic. After Howard pleaded with his teammates to bring more to the table after losing to the Sacramento Kings …

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Mar 04

Second Look: Orlando Magic 99, Miami Heat 96

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the final buzzer sounded, Jason Richardson clasped both sides of his head. Jameer Nelson pumped his right fist and turned toward Dwight Howard. The two co-captains exchanged high-fives. Coach Stan Van Gundy raised both arms into the air. None of them will forget what their team accomplished Thursday night. Trailing by 24 …

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Mar 03

The franchise tag and what it would mean for the NBA

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images As people around the NBA try to assess the future of the labor situation, the idea of a franchise tag keeps rearing its head. David Stern floated the idea back in October, and every so often, the notion has come up again in the public eye. Most recently, ESPN’s Rick …

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Mar 02

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Photo by Fernando Medina Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month presented by Kia Motors for games played during February. It marks the sixth time of his career and the second time this season that Howard has earned the league’s top monthly honor (November …

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Mar 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic will utilize the services of both of their point guards Thursday night against the Miami Heat. Both Jameer Nelson (ankle) and Gilbert Arenas (sore left calf) practiced on Wednesday afternoon and will play regular minutes against Miami. Nelson, who briefly left Tuesday’s game against the Knicks …

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Feb 28

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The NBA has reviewed the technical foul that Dwight Howard committed Friday night and determined that it will stand as called. The decision leaves the Orlando Magic center with 15 technical fouls this season, one short of a mandatory one-game suspension by the league. Howard committed his latest technical in Friday night’s 111-88 victory …

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Feb 28

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 27. It marks the fifth time this season, which is an NBA-high (LeBron James-4), and the 16th time of his career that Howard has earned the league’s top …

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