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Jun 21

It’s Now or Never for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images After the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th championship in franchise history — that’s a lot — against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, one of the major storylines to emerge from the aftermath of the series was the future of the C’s. Head coach Doc Rivers dropped a bombshell, …

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Jun 15

Magic Basketball Mailbag, 6/15/10

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images Welcome to the inaugural installment of Magic Basketball Mailbag. _______ Will the Magic get rid of Vince? Can the Magic get rid of Vince? ‘Will’ and ‘can’ are two different words. According to Hoopdata.com, Vince Carter is on the hook to be paid approximately $17.5 million next year, with a …

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Jun 09

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Matt Barnes

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the small forwards. 2009-2010 regular season Matt Barnes Games Played 81 Minutes Played 25.9 adj. +/- -1.06 net +/- +6.6 statistical +/- +1.34 PER 13.6 WARP 2.6 Win Shares/48 .135

Jun 08

2009-2010 Player Evaluation: Vince Carter

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images Synergy-fueled player evaluations, with the help of other metrics, are always fun. Today, the shooting guards. 2009-2010 regular season Vince Carter Games Played 75 Minutes Played 30.8 adj. +/- +1.95 net +/- +7.5 statistical +/- +2.62 PER 17.1 WARP 4.3 Win Shares/48 .154

Jun 02

Wednesday’s Magic Word

George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Prepped by the [Orlando] Magic PR staff not to react angrily when approached for comment before tipoff Friday, [Dwight] Howard didn’t say a disparaging word. But later in the night, after the Magic were eliminated, he asked a reporter for the whereabouts of Borges. Howard couldn’t locate him, but …

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Jun 01

Evaluating Rashard Lewis’ Offense in the Playoffs

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images First in a three-part series, I’m going to analyze this year’s playoff performances of several Orlando Magic players. These posts will be offense-centric, given that I will be writing up player evaluations next week, so I’ll reserve analysis on the defense of Dwight Howard – for example — until then. …

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May 29

Recap: Boston Celtics 96, Orlando Magic 84

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images BOX SCORE In a rather uneventful evening, the Boston Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic by the score of 96-84 to advance to the NBA Finals for a second time in three years. Dwight Howard had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two steals, Vince Carter had 17 points and seven rebounds …

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May 28

Friday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: ” ‘Ridiculous.’ That’s the word Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy used to describe a Boston Herald column in which Ron Borges labeled Dwight Howard as ‘a cheap-shot artist’ and advocated that the Boston Celtics attempt to impose ‘frontier justice’ on Howard in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight.” George Diaz of …

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May 28

How is There a Game 6 for the Orlando Magic?

Photo by Gary Green-Pool/Getty Images After being left for dead following an embarrassing loss in Game 3, not many people expected to see the Orlando Magic play the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic, for lack of a better word, quit in Game 3 and didn’t put …

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May 28

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, Game 6

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Most things are overstated in the ying and yang of the playoffs, but this is not one of them: Tonight’s the biggest night in the history of the Orlando Magic since 1995. Why? If the Magic win Game 6 against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, they will have …

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