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Apr 15

First Round Playoff Schedule for the Orlando Magic

Via the Orlando Magic: The National Basketball Association has announced the schedule for the Orlando Magic’s first round, best-of-seven playoff series vs. the Charlotte Bobcats: Game 1 – Sunday, April 18, 5:30 p.m., TNT (Orlando) Game 2 – Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m., TNT (Orlando) Game 3 – Saturday, April 24, 2:00 p.m., TNT (Charlotte) …

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Apr 14

Recap: Orlando Magic 125, Philadelphia 76ers 111

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE After 21 years, it’s ironic — props to Matt Guokas and David Steele for pointing this out in their television broadcast — that the Orlando Magic played the Philadelphia 76ers in the final regular season home game at Amway Arena. Why? Because the “godfather” of the Magic, Pat Williams, had …

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Apr 14

Matt Barnes Earns Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ Honors

Via the Orlando Magic: Matt Barnes was named the Aleve-Publix ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ at halftime of the Orlando Magic’s regular season finale Wednesday evening against the Philadelphia 76ers. At the conclusion of every Magic home game this year, Aleve and Publix presented the Hustle Board, which provided stats derived from heart, hustle and …

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Apr 14

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “You could sense Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was going to say something typically and hilariously Stan when asked about his thoughts on Amway Arena’s impending demolition. Was he sad? Was he reliving his three years calling the building home? Not quite. “It’s a building,” Van Gundy said. “It doesn’t have feelings, …

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Apr 14

NBA’s Dwight Howard Launches Dwight Howard Fund; Challenges Fans to Give Back

Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard, 2009 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and 4-time winner of the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award, is proud to launch his Dwight Howard Fund with the mission to help at-risk youths around the world. The “Dwight Howard Fund” (DHF) was kicked off by the NBA player …

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Apr 14

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

AP Photo/Brian Cleary Although Amway Arena, also referred to as the “O-Rena” by the locals, won’t be officially closing its doors tonight, it will be hosting the last ever regular season game for the Orlando Magic. That’s 21 years and 844 regular season games, for those keeping count. A number have writers (like Brian Schmitz …

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Apr 14

How Did the Orlando Magic Get to This Point?

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images For Billy Donovan and Stan Van Gundy, it’s a tale of two stories for two head coaches that are in two different positions right now. While the Florida Gators are currently undergoing a rebuilding phase after winning back-to-back NCAA men’s basketball national championships in 2006 and 2007, the …

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Apr 13

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus: “I’m not even going to bother discussing the decision at the top of the ballot. LeBron James deserves to be a unanimous selection, and that’s that. By sitting out the last three games, James did cost himself any chance at surpassing last year’s total of 26.9 WARP, which was fifth in modern …

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Apr 13

Orlando Magic to Honor Fans with “Fan Appreciation Night”

Photo by Scott Miller/NBAE via Getty Images Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic will honor their fans when they host Fan Appreciation Night on Wednesday, April 14 as they face the Philadelphia 76ers in the last regular season game in Amway Arena.  Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. and doors will open at 7 p.m. …

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Apr 12

Recap: Orlando Magic 118, Indiana Pacers 98

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE In a game that was pretty much over with in the first quarter, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Indiana Pacers by the score of 118-98 for their fifth win in a row. As an aside, the Magic now know their first round opponent …

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