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Apr 25

Recapping Games 3 and 4 for the Orlando Magic with Synergy

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Before the playoffs started, I previewed Orlando’s first round matchup using data from Synergy Sports Technology. Last week, we looked at the playoff games in Orlando. Today, let’s examine the results from the contests in Atlanta. Game 3 PPP = Points Per Possession Orlando offense Orlando’s spot-up game finally …

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Mar 23

Linking the NCAA Tournament and NBA together, Part III

Photo by Flickr/mcdonaldsallamericangames In Part I, we discussed the idea of teams drafting winners. Part II looked at the teams who drafted winners, and how the players performed in the NBA. Part III will explore two different one-and-done scenarios, and the NCAA Tournament history of players on top NBA teams. We will also see the …

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Mar 15

Advanced statistics and the democracy of talent

Photo by Grazier Photography One of my favorite movies of the past few years is Pixar’s The Incredibles. You’ve probably seen it. It’s an animated feature about a family of superheroes who are all either by nature or genetics or the grace of God gifted–and burdened–with superpowers. The movie centers around a problem that arises …

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Mar 15

Second Look: Los Angeles Lakers 97, Orlando Magic 84

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “The [Orlando] Magic couldn’t shake Kobe Bryant. Bryant stayed at The Ritz, the Magic’s team hotel, on Sunday night (he has a permanent residency there to avoid constant travel back to his home). And the Magic couldn’t get away from him Monday night, especially. Kobe shook off a sore …

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Mar 15

Recap: Los Angeles Lakers 97, Orlando Magic 84

BOX SCORE Avenging a regular season loss on February 13, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 97-84. Turnovers (18 in total) and offensive rebounds (gave up 14 of them to the Lakers) doomed the Magic. Not only did the turnovers erase possessions for Orlando offensively, but …

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Dec 20

Get to know Gilbert Arenas

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images On Saturday, the Orlando Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis. For months, the Magic and Arenas were linked to each other in trade rumors for several reasons but the main reason was because of general manager Otis Smith‘s relationship with the former superstar that dates …

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Dec 20

Get to know Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images On Saturday, the Orlando Magic acquired Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson (as well as Earl Clark) from the Phoenix Suns for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a first round pick, and cash considerations. It’s ironic that Turkoglu and Carter switch teams. For those that don’t remember, general manager Otis …

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Jul 09

In a Blink of an Eye, a Rivalry Between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat Has Reached New Heights

Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images Welcome to Miami Thrice. There are a number of nicknames that are being used to illustrate the union of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Some complimentary, some not. Yet there are a number of adjectives that can also describe the newly-formed trio. ‘Unpredecented’ is, perhaps, the most appropriate …

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Apr 26

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard refused to comment on reports that he is leaving his agent, Aaron Goodwin, but he didn’t deny them, either. “I’ll talk about it after the playoffs,” Howard said after Monday’s shootaround. “My main job is Bobcats right now.” Reached by the Sentinel on Monday, Goodwin said …

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Apr 20

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “The NBA named Dwight Howard its 2009-10 Defensive Player of the Year this afternoon, making the Orlando Magic center just the seventh player in league history to win the award in consecutive years. [...] Magic General Manager Otis Smith said it’s “just short of amazing” that a Magic player …

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