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Oct 08

Dwight Howard’s Jumpshot is a Work in Progress

Via Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has created some buzz with the pair of jumpers he made against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. He kept the buzz going by working on his mid-range jumpers for 45 minutes after practice on Thursday — with the media watching. “I just made …

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Oct 07

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “It was a pretty basic off-day practice for the Orlando Magic on Thursday. They worked on defending cuts – which was a problem in the first half against Houston – and containing pick-and-rolls for much of the practice. There was a lot of full-court work. And offensively, they worked …

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Oct 07

Orlando Magic Single-Game Tickets for First Half of the 2010-11 Regular Season on Sale Friday

Fernando Medina/OrlandoMagic.com Via the Orlando Magic: Single-game tickets for the first half of the 2010-11 Orlando Magic regular season will go on sale to the general public Friday, October 8 at noon. The Magic will make its regular season debut in the Amway Center when they host the Washington Wizards in the brand new facility …

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Oct 07

A Quick Take on Marcin Gortat’s Role With the Orlando Magic

Via Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: At the EuroBasket qualifying tournament in August, few big men were more dominant than Poland’s Marcin Gortat. He led the tournament in field-goal percentage. He played almost every minute. He had 29 points against Belgium. 23 against Bulgaria. When playing for Poland, Gortat is the man. His teammates …

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Oct 06

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Melissa Muñoz will never forget the time the world’s best center visited this tiny city of 7,322 people near the Mexico border. Wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with Dwight Howard‘s face, the 16-year-old high-school student leaned over the boards behind the Orlando Magic bench during pregame warmups. [...] Howard walked over, and …

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Oct 05

Recap: Orlando Magic 97, Houston Rockets 88

BOX SCORE Can you smell it? Do you feel it? The NBA is back in business after a full slate of pre-season games, headlined by the SuperFriends, were completed earlier tonight. And for the Orlando Magic, their quest towards a championship began at a little-known city in Texas named Hidalgo. So far, so good, as …

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Oct 05

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Former [Orlando] Magic shooting guard Courtney Lee feels right at home with the Houston Rockets. Going from a team that went 12-70 last season to a playoff contender would make anybody feel happy. That’s the case with Lee, who was sent from the New Jersey Nets to the Rockets in August …

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Oct 05

Magic Basketball Featured in Pro Basketball Prospectus 2010-11

Fernando Medina/NBA/Orlandomagic.com Last shameless plug of the day. For a second year in a row, I was tabbed by Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus to provide brief analysis on the Orlando Magic (alongside Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post) for the latest edition of Pro Basketball Prospectus series. Here’s what I wrote: In the …

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Oct 05

Interview With Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference

Kristy Cannon/Orlandomagic.com The statistical revolution in the NBA continues to evolve, but one person that’s been at the forefront of the new wave of numbers and deserves more limelight is Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference. Paine is one of the brightest minds in the APBRmetrics community, with some of his most notable contributions including the introduction …

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Oct 04

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Have the Orlando Magic improved? Did Dwight Howard diversify his offensive game over the summer? Will free-agent signees Quentin Richardson and Chris Duhon make a positive impact? We’ll begin to find out at 8:30 Tuesday night. The Magic will open their preseason schedule against the Houston Rockets in Hidalgo, Texas, a city just a few outlet …

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