Stan Van Gundy | Magic Basketball - Part 19

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Dec 03

Revisiting Jameer Nelson’s rise to prominence, Part I

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images So far, Jameer Nelson has been having a good year for the Orlando Magic. Fully healthy and springboarding off a strong performance in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, Nelson is back to playing like an All-Star point guard during the regular season. A big reason that the Magic rank fourth in …

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Dec 02

Thursday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “As much as [Otis] Smith likes Arenas — and their relationship is akin to that of a father and son — I don’t think Arenas fits for the [Orlando] Magic. Forget all the controversy that surrounds Arenas. Smith knows Arenas well and wouldn’t consider that a roadblock. Instead, Arenas has a recent injury …

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Dec 01

Recap: Orlando Magic 107, Chicago Bulls 78

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic played one of their best games of the regular season and were able to defeat the Chicago Bulls by the score of 107-78, winning their season-high fifth consecutive game of the year. For the Magic, they blew the game wide-open by halftime after putting up a 33-15 margin in the …

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Dec 01

Recap: Orlando Magic 90, Detroit Pistons 79

BOX SCORE It was another lackadaisical performance but the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Detroit Pistons by the score of 90-79. For three quarters, the Magic were in cruise control and only led by three points heading into the fourth quarter. Yet Orlando was able to flip the switch, as they say, in …

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Nov 30

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “As of Monday, [Dwight] Howard, the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year, was in the top 5 in rebounding and blocks. Scoring weighs heavily in MVP voting, as overrated as it is. ‘Voters don’t look at Dwight’s affect on the game as a whole. It’s not sexy,’ General Manager …

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Nov 30

Video Analysis: Orlando Magic’s Pick and Roll Attack

As I wrote at the Heat Index last week when previewing the grudge match between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, the key to victory for the men in blue came down to one thing. Pick and rolls. That’s it. Scouting the Heat’s loss against the New Orleans Hornets and witnessing Chris Paul butcher a …

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Nov 29

Monday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “There’s little question Dwight Howard is the best center in the league and one of the league’s most dominant players along with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. But there’s one discernible difference between Howard and those other guys, if you ask Stan Van …

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Nov 27

Recap: Orlando Magic 111, Cleveland Cavaliers 100

BOX SCORE The Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers by the score of 111-100 and move to a record of 11-4 in the regular season. The Magic were led by a balanced attack, as every starter scored in double-figures. Dwight Howard had 23 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals, Jameer …

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Nov 25

Giving Back to the Central Florida Community on Thanksgiving

Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Jameer Nelson vividly remembers a time as a child when his family often had trouble making ends meet and holiday meals weren’t quite so hearty while growing up in a rough part of Chester, Pa. So when Nelson got word that Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was funding a …

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Nov 25

Recap: Orlando Magic 104, Miami Heat 95

Photo by Fernando Medina BOX SCORE Orlando, we have a rivalry. In a hotly contested game that captured the imaginations of a sellout crowd at the Amway Center and nationally televised audience, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Miami Heat by the score of 104-95. This is the matchup that everyone expected to …

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