Orlando Magic | Magic Basketball - Part 92

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Nov 12

Orlando Magic Hosts Seats for Soldiers Night Presented by Harris Corporation for Tonight’s Game

Via the Orlando Magic: For the fifth year overall, the Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, have teamed up to honor military men, women and their families with Seats for Soldiers Night on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. when the Magic take on the Toronto Raptors. The …

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Nov 11

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Stan Van Gundy sent a message to Brandon Bass before the Orlando Magic started training camp. The coach told Bass that his playing time would be determined by how well he rebounds and plays defense. Message received, loud and clear. Perhaps no Magic player has improved from last season …

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Nov 11

Orlando Magic Basketball 101 Telecast Friday

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via Fox Sports Florida: Our theme for tomorrow night’s “Friday Night Magic” game telecast on FOX Sports Florida is “Basketball 101,” which will provide explanation of basic basketball rules, offensive and defensive plays, and techniques for younger kids to improve their basketball skills. Included: [Orlando] Magic Asst. Coach Steve Clifford …

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Nov 11

Video Analysis: How Not to Beat a Zone Defense

Zone defenses. Teams in the NBA rarely utilize them because, well, they don’t work very often. This is basketball at its highest level, not high school varsity, so a 2-3 matchup zone isn’t going to last long against the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers and others. And the last team that people think a …

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Nov 11

Second Look: Utah Jazz 104, Orlando Magic 94

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “What upset Stan Van Gundy most is that he had seen it all before. Once again, his team stopped defending after it built a big lead. Once again, his team turned the ball over in bunches. Once again, his team missed lots of free throws. This time, it spelled disaster. An 18-point …

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Nov 10

Recap: Utah Jazz 104, Orlando Magic 94

BOX SCORE A night after the Utah Jazz pulled off an improbable comeback against the Miami Heat to win in overtime, it was the same song but difference dance versus the Orlando Magic in front of a nationally televised audience. The Jazz, trailing by as much as 18 points in the second half, utilized a …

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Nov 10

Sneak Preview: Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “After the Utah Jazz scored 56 points in the paint in edging the Heat in OT Tuesday night, I would guess Stan Van Gundy will fill out his lineup with either Brandon Bass or Ryan Anderson at power forward and use Marcin Gortat in a Twin Towers-combo with Dwight …

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Nov 10

Are You Kidding Me? Fastbreaks?

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Via Peter D. Newmann of ESPN NBA Statistics and Information Research: One thing that the [Orlando] Magic won’t be doing very much of is running the fastbreak. Orlando averages the fewest fastbreak points per game in the NBA. Fastbreak PPG Pace Orlando Magic 8.2 93.2 (18th) Milwaukee Bucks 8.6 91.4 …

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Nov 09

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “No Orlando Magic player has come under more scrutiny this year than Rashard Lewis. While bouncing between small forward and power forward, Lewis is shooting just 29 percent from three-point range and averaging 10.7 points, and he’s only surpassed 13 points in a game once this year. And because of …

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Nov 08

Recap: Orlando Magic 93, Atlanta Hawks 89

BOX SCORE In a back-and-forth affair between two familiar foes from the Southeast Division, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 93-89 to push their winning streak to four games. With 15 seconds left in the game, Vince Carter‘s layup in a 2/5 pick and roll with Dwight …

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