Otis Smith | Magic Basketball - Part 7

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Jan 25

Newfound efficiency for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina Despite head coach Stan Van Gundy‘s justifiable grumbling about the Orlando Magic‘s defense, or lack thereof, there are many things that are impressive about the team since general manager Otis Smith made two blockbuster trades that — momentarily — shook the landscape of the NBA. Like Hedo Turkgolu‘s rebirth with the …

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Jan 24

Mini-Playbook: The fastbreak three-pointer

Photo by Fernando Medina Fast break points. Any team in the NBA, during games, would like to score in transition as many times as possible. But not all teams in the league are created equal, and some of them are better at scoring on fast breaks than others. And it can’t be underestimated the power …

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Jan 21

Video Analysis: A fun fourth quarter between familiar foes

On Monday, the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics engaged in another one of their memorable battles. In recent years, whenever the Magic and Celtics go toe-to-toe with each other, fans are — more often than not — treated to a great game. Head coach Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers are two of the better …

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Jan 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has been struggling lately, and part of that’s because of coach Stan Van Gundy, says, uh, Van Gundy. ‘The biggest thing that he’s struggling with right now is me,’ Van Gundy said. ‘I don’t think that’s necessarily an easy adjustment for anybody, but for a point …

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Jan 18

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard has been the team’s most valuable player. He’s also staked a claim to league MVP honors. The 25-year-old center brought a more serious demeanor to practice this season and — as much as he dislikes talking about it — a more diversified, more patient offensive repertoire. He’s averaging …

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Jan 13

Recap: New Orleans Hornets 92, Orlando Magic 89 (OT)

BOX SCORE No 10-game winning streak. The New Orleans Hornets were able to defeat the Orlando Magic in overtime by the score of 92-89 in a defensive slugfest that saw both teams struggle to generate offense consistently throughout the game. The Hornets were led by a balanced attack, as five players scored in double-figures. The …

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Jan 12

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “When the Orlando Magic traded for Gilbert Arenas, many wondered how long it would be until Arenas took the starting point guard position away from Jameer Nelson. Turns out, Nelson’s play is putting that debate to rest. Nelson is quietly putting together the best all-around season of his career, meshing …

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Jan 12

Orlando Magic’s winning streak revisited

Tonight, on the road against the New Orleans Hornets, the Orlando Magic seek out their 10th straight win of the regular season. The last time the Magic had a double-digit winning streak in the franchise’s 22 years of existence? Never. Needless to say, a little history is at stake. Before Orlando plays later this evening, …

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Jan 12

Interview with Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak

Photo by Fernando Medina Two blockbuster trades. Nine wins in a row. For people that are wondering why there’s been a lot of attention surrounding the Orlando Magic lately, those are a few reasons. Every writer in the mainstream media and blogosphere has an opinion on the new-look Magic. Like Beckley Mason, one of the …

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Jan 10

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The good news? The Orlando Magic have now won nine consecutive games, one win away from the first double-digit winning streak in franchise history. The better news? This team can get a whole lot better. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, always a difficult man to please, spoke highly of the …

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