Orlando Magic | Magic Basketball - Part 63

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Mar 14

Orlando Magic and Amway Center named finalist in Sports Business Journal’s 2011 Best in Sports Awards

Photo by Fernando Medina Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic has been named a finalist in the Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily’s annual Sports Business Awards in the categories of “Sports Team of the Year” and “Sports Facility of the Year.” It is the first time in the history …

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Mar 14

Rest, scheduling, and efficiency in the Eastern Conference

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images People all over the country have weighed in on Orlando’s struggles. Some have cited poor effort, poor defense or Dwight Howard’s foul trouble. Has anyone mentioned Matt Winick and his computer? Matt Winick, one of David Stern’s minions, is the NBA’s official schedule maker. This year, his scheduling of Orlando …

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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 13

Recap: Orlando Magic 111, Phoenix Suns 88

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Phoenix Suns by the score of 111-88 in a reunion, of sorts, between two teams that made a blockbuster trade on December 18. Also, the Magic were able to win a game in Phoenix for the first time since 2001, taking advantage of Steve Nash’s …

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Mar 11

Dwight Howard is a not so gentle giant

Photo by Fernando Medina Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: At 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds, with incredible leaping ability, the Orlando Magic‘s Dwight Howard is arguably the NBA’s foremost physical specimen. As he plays on the interior, he’s often in position to mix it up with other players, be they friend or foe. Anytime …

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Mar 11

Keeping an eye on the competition

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images As seen on ABC’s Sunday Dime. With the Miami Heat coming away with a much-needed victory against the Los Angeles Lakers to snap a five-game losing streak, it’s becoming clear that they’re locked in to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference — at minimum. There’s 17 games left …

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Mar 10

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “For the first time since Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said NBA commissioner David Stern doesn’t allow free speech and compared him to oppressive world leaders, the commissioner addressed those comments on Thursday on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio. Stern said the comments made him …

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Mar 10

The Orlando Magic unveils ninth reading and learning center

Photo by Gary Bassing Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan has always believed in providing countless opportunities for underprivileged youth in her district, recently the Orlando Magic helped turn her beliefs into a reality. On Wednesday, March 2 the Magic unveiled a new state-of-the-art Reading and Learning Center for youth at the …

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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 10

Recap: Orlando Magic 106, Sacramento Kings 102

BOX SCORE Avoiding a season sweep to one of the worst teams in the NBA, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Sacramento Kings by the score of 106-102. This was a tightly-contested game, especially in the second half when the Magic and Kings traded leads with each other with regularity. But a three-pointer …

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