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Jan 05

Hedo Turkoglu aiding the Orlando Magic’s revival

Photo by Fernando Medina The Orlando Magic are on a six-game winning streak, with notable wins over the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, and New York Knicks, and Hedo Turkoglu has been a big reason why order is being restored in the City Beautiful. The Magic have the look of a championship contender again after …

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Jan 04

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “For now, the Orlando Magic will attempt to treat the discomfort in Brandon Bass‘ left knee without surgery. Team physician Craig Mintzer and the surgeon who operated on Bass during his college years at LSU examined the scans of Bass’ knee. According to coach Stan Van Gundy, the two doctors aren’t convinced that Bass’ pain …

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Dec 31

Recap: Orlando Magic 112, New York Knicks 103

BOX SCORE With the year 2010 coming to a close, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the New York Knicks by the score of 112-103 in front of a nationally televised audience and a record sell-out crowd (19,090) at the Amway Center. The win extends the Magic’s winning streak to five games. Orlando was …

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Dec 29

Wednesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “One more piece, Otis [Smith]. One more piece that allows you to go from Major Fail to Major Coup. Snag a serviceable backup center, and the Orlando Magic are right there in the conversation of NBA championship contenders. As good as they look now, the Orlando Magic won’t get far in the …

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Dec 29

Interview with Kyle Weidie of Truth About It

Here’s Part II of my interview (click here for Part I) with Kyle Weidie of Truth About It, who covers the Washington Wizards for the TrueHoop Network. In this segment, Kyle offers his own opinion on Gilbert Arenas. _______ Will Gilbert Arenas’ knees hold up? I think they’ll “hold up” … just how effective will …

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Dec 29

Interview with Mike Prada of Bullets Forever

Photo by Fernando Medina It’s fitting that Gilbert Arenas had his finest game in an Orlando Magic uniform last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, putting up 22 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Why? Because there’s two writers that cover the Washington Wizards and have been around Arenas long enough to provide insight …

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Dec 28

Recap: Orlando Magic 110, Cleveland Cavaliers 95

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers by the score of 110-95 to extend their winning streak to four games. It was a competitive game for three quarters, but the Magic were able to blow things wide open in the fourth quarter and put the Cavaliers away for good. Orlando …

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Dec 28

Video Analysis: A strong start and finish on Christmas Day

The Orlando Magic are in the midst of a three-game winning streak, which is modest by NBA standards, but one of the wins came against the Boston Celtics — holders of the best record in the Eastern Conference — on Christmas Day. The reason why that is a big deal, of sorts, is because the …

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Dec 26

Recap: Orlando Magic 86, Boston Celtics 78

BOX SCORE In their third consecutive Christmas Day game in as many years, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Boston Celtics by the score of 86-78. This is the first time the two teams met since the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. As has been the case the past few seasons, the Magic …

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Dec 24

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic‘s recent blockbuster trades shocked many NBA observers, but in hindsight, those bold moves should not have surprised anyone. Last May’s Eastern Conference finals loss to the Boston Celtics exposed fundamental flaws with the Magic’s personnel on offense — defects that haunted the Magic intermittently during the first month and a half of …

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