Mini-Playbook: The Fastbreak Three-pointer | Magic Basketball - Part 5

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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 11

Playbook: The 3/5 Pick and Roll

Photo by Fernando Medina The 3/5 pick and roll. At its core, the 3/5 pick and roll with Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard is one of the most devastating plays in the NBA. On Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks’ defense found out the hard way as Turkoglu ripped them apart in the pick and roll, totaling …

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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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Dec 28

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “[Orlando] Magic guard Gilbert Arenas told me recently that he has yet to show an explosive side that he displayed this summer in workouts. ‘This summer, when I was playing, I was attacking the basket and dunking on guys,’ Arenas said. ‘I hope to get back to that.’ Arenas said …

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Dec 27

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Gilbert Arenas has provided a spark off the bench since joining the Orlando Magic, bringing some much-needed energy to a second unit bereft of offensive creators. But he hasn’t brought that energy in a particularly efficient manner. Arenas is assisting at a 29.4 percent rate and he’s pushing the pace …

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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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Dec 24

Second Look: Orlando Magic 123, San Antonio Spurs 101

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Gilbert Arenas walked into the Orlando Magic locker room Thursday afternoon and found a handwritten note sitting on his chair. It was from his new coach, Stan Van Gundy. Go out there and play your game. Don’t try to fit in. Push the ball. Arenas heeded that advice hours later, leading the …

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Dec 24

Recap: Orlando Magic 123, San Antonio Spurs 101

BOX SCORE Badly needing a win, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the San Antonio Spurs by the score of 123-101 in front of a nationally televised audience and sellout crowd at the Amway Center. The Spurs entered the game with the best record in the NBA at 25-3 and even though they were …

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Dec 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The Orlando Magic are averaging 7.9 fastbreak points per game, which is, by far, worst in the NBA. That statistic is mostly with Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter on the wings. With Gilbert Arenas, Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson, the Magic have a trio of wing players who can push …

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Dec 22

Navigating through murderer’s row

Photo by Fernando Medina Two games since the Orlando Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu. Two losses. Losing to the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks is nothing the Magic should be ashamed of, considering head coach Stan Van Gundy is trying to integrate three players on the fly in the middle of …

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