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Apr 22

The rise of Kyle O’Quinn

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images While we as basketball fans love to determine improvement through an increase in the main statistical categories, the indication it can give can be minimal at times. Take Kyle O’Quinn for instance: when comparing his stats from this season to last, you’ll notice they’re fairly similar — a slight jump …

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Mar 14

The fall of Andrew Nicholson

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images In the Magic’s season opener in Indiana, Andrew Nicholson was a human blowtorch. He lit up the Pacers for 18 points (all in the first half) and set basketball Twitter ablaze with his scoring prowess. Nicholson unleashed his full arsenal of moves — some old, some new. A lefty hook …

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Feb 08

Grades: Orlando Magic 103, Oklahoma City Thunder 102

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 103 Final Recap | Box Score 102 Oklahoma City Thunder Arron Afflalo 3-11 FG | 9-10 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 16 PTS | -9 Nothing came easy for Afflalo on offense, given that he was being checked by Thabo Sefolosha — …

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Feb 07

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic Date: February 7, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Thunder: 40-11 Magic: 14-37 Probable starters Thunder: Reggie Jackson Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Tobias Harris Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Thunder: Pace: …

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Dec 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder Date: December 15, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena Records Magic: 7-16 Thunder: 18-4 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Advanced stats Magic: …

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Mar 23

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.   Oklahoma City Thunder 97 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Orlando Magic Maurice Harkless 11-18 FG | 2-3 3P | 4 BLK | 9 REB | 25 PTS | -9 What a game for Harkless. He dazzled Magic fans with numerous highlight-reel worthy plays. His coast-to-coast layup early in …

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Mar 22

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic Date: March 22, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Thunder: 50-19 Magic: 18-51 Probable starters Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Advanced stats Thunder: Pace: …

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Mar 16

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Orlando Magic 104

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 117 Final Recap | Box Score 104 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-15 FG | 5-5 FT | 14 REB | 1 AST | 21 PTS | -1 The good? Vucevic got his customary double-double. The bad? He wasn’t much of a rim protector. …

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Mar 15

Preview: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder Date: March 15, 2013 Time: 8:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena Records Magic: 18-47 Thunder: 48-17 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Thunder: Russell Westbrook Thabo Sefolosha Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Kendrick Perkins Advanced stats Magic: …

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Mar 15

Replicating the OKC model

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Tonight’s game between the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder is very likely to end a certain way. The Thunder are one of the league’s best teams, perhaps the only reasonable candidate, aside from the San Antonio Spurs, to topple the Heat from their throne. The Magic are …

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