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Feb 11

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “The relationship between a coach and an NBA superstar is not a simple one. The coach, by definition, is supposed to be the authority, the loudest voice in the organization and a leader to the team. But in many NBA cities, where a larger-than-life superstar plays basketball, the team’s …

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Feb 07

Monday’s Magic Word

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “Delighted to be off losing teams and vaulted into the chase for a championship, Hedo Turkoglu and Gilbert Arenas initially played well in the afterglow of the Orlando Magic’s blockbuster trades back on Dec. 18. But in the weeks since, that glow has faded, the NBA’s dog days have hit and the …

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Jan 31

Recap: Orlando Magic 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 87

BOX SCORE In a game that lacked any drama, whatsoever, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers by the score of 103-87. For the Cavaliers, the latest loss puts them on a 20-game losing streak. Clearly, this is not the same franchise that was piloted by LeBron James for the past seven …

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Jan 27

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA All-Star for fifth straight time

Via the Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard led all Eastern Conference players, and was second overall, in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by T-Mobile with 2,099,204 votes. It marks Howard’s fifth straight appearance in the NBA All-Star Game and fourth consecutive time voted a starter. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a …

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Jan 17

Recap: Boston Celtics 109, Orlando Magic 106

BOX SCORE The Boston Celtics were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 109-106 in an instant classic that saw both Eastern Conference heavyweights trade blow after blow until the final buzzer. Paul Pierce’s jumper and the foul, in which he was able to coax Jason Richardson to jump in the air …

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Jan 17

Sneak Preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Eight months later, the memory still stings. The Orlando Magic finally have returned to the place where their title dreams ended last postseason. They recall how they walked off of TD Garden’s parquet floor as the Boston Celtics celebrated winning the Eastern Conference championship. [...] Fair enough. Only six players remain from …

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Jan 06

Dwight Howard leads the East after third returns of 2011 NBA All-Star balloting

Via the Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic leads the Eastern Conference in voting after the third returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile were announced today. Howard ranks second overall in voting for the entire NBA behind only Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant is the overall leader …

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Dec 26

Recap: Orlando Magic 86, Boston Celtics 78

BOX SCORE In their third consecutive Christmas Day game in as many years, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Boston Celtics by the score of 86-78. This is the first time the two teams met since the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. As has been the case the past few seasons, the Magic …

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Dec 01

Wednesday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Suddenly, Rashard Lewis’ stats are meaning out to his career average. Lewis made 7-of-10 field goals for a game-high 20 points in the Orlando Magic’s 90-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, and his horrid start to the season appears to be what he’s said all along …

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Nov 24

Sneak Preview: Miami Heat at Orlando Magic

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Surprise, ahem, is in the voice of the Heat these days. Now that their force field of arrogance has been shattered, the Heat wobble into Amway Center at a ho-hum 8-6, misfiring on offense and missing some spare parts (Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller). All their woes place a ton of pressure on …

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