Thursday's Magic Word | Magic Basketball - Part 7

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May 20

Thursday’s Magic Word

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel: “It was [Matt] Barnes who revealed last week that his assignment for Game 1 was Ray Allen instead of Pierce, whom he guarded during the regular season. Pierce is averaging 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game in the Eastern Conference Finals. Today both Barnes and Magic coach …

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May 19

Second Look: Boston Celtics 95, Orlando Magic 92

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “It’s up to the Orlando Magic now to bring back another game of basketball — not to mention their NBA championship dream — to Amway Arena. The Magic will leave the place for new digs next season, and it looked as if the Boston Celtics are swinging the wrecking ball …

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May 19

Recap: Boston Celtics 95, Orlando Magic 92

Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images BOX SCORE “Don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion.” Former head coach Rudy Tomjanovich said those memorable words after the Houston Rockets swept the Orlando Magic in the 1995 NBA Finals, and that statement could — in theory — best describe the Boston Celtics as they defeated the Magic …

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May 18

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Boston Celtics expect a tougher challenge from the Orlando Magic when the teams play Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight at Amway Arena. Rivers said the Celtics need to do a better job of preventing open shots and stopping the Magic’s dribble penetration and offensive rebounds.” Brian Schmitz of …

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May 18

Sneak Preview: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic, Game 2

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Orlando] Magic coach Stan Van Gundy decided before the series that he would use [Vince] Carter to defend Paul Pierce and [Matt] Barnes to defend Allen — the opposite of how the Magic began games against the Celtics during the regular season. Pierce scored 22 points, and Van Gundy said Monday that …

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May 17

Second Look: Boston Celtics 92, Orlando Magic 88

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The worst thing that was required from the last playoff perfect team on Sunday was that they were forced to play perfect. The Orlando Magic were so far behind that a late comeback needed to be error-free, every shot had to fall and every stop defended. Even the beer vendor …

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May 16

Recap: Boston Celtics 92, Orlando Magic 88

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images BOX SCORE The Boston Celtics were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 92-88 in Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals and as a result of the victory, gain home-court advantage in the series. The loss was the Magic’s first since April 2nd, …

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May 16

A Look at How the Boston Celtics’ Starting Lineup Fares Against the Orlando Magic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via ESPN Stats and Information: Boston’s starting five of Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Kendrick Perkins destroyed opponents this season, posting the highest +/- of any 5-player combination in the regular season (+298). Against [the Orlando Magic], however, this lineup was far from dominant. …

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May 14

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Garnett, who turns 34 next week, is back at full strength and in full throat. He led a 50-win Celtics team to a surprising 4-2 elimination of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who finished the season with the best record in the league. Now it’s the [Orlando] Magic who have inherited …

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May 14

MBN Roundtable Discussion: Previewing the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As seen on ABC’s Sunday Dime. I gathered writers, the best of the best in the blogosphere, to participate in a roundtable discussion and answer some of the most pertinent questions concerning the Orlando Magic as the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals are set to begin. So, without further …

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