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Apr 15

Grades: Chicago Bulls 108, Orlando Magic 95

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes   Chicago Bulls 108 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 5-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 13 PTS | +3 Afflalo’s best offensive sequence came when he made a fadeaway jumper along the right baseline, a 3-pointer off the dribble from the …

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Apr 06

Grades: Chicago Bulls 87, Orlando Magic 86

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images   Chicago Bulls 87 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 15 REB | 3 AST | 16 PTS | 0 It was to be expected that Vucevic would rack up a double-double against a shorthanded Bulls frontline currently …

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Apr 13

The awards ballot

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images With the regular season winding down and the postseason just a mere six days away, I figured I’d do what other writers have been doing lately — reveal my awards ballot. I know that I’m not a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, which means I …

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Apr 11

Recap: Chicago Bulls 102, Orlando Magic 99

BOX SCORE Taking advantage of the absences of Dwight Howard and Quentin Richardson, the Chicago Bulls were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 102-99. The Magic, which were short-handed, played with energy and effort consistently throughout the day but it wasn’t enough against the Bulls. With Chicago leading by one point …

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Apr 01

A dependent Dwight Howard

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Let’s imagine you are a casual NBA fan. Instead of watching every minute of each game, you flip through the channels, and mix in some action with American Idol. As the fourth quarter winds down, you check a few scores to find watchable games. On Wednesday, the …

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Mar 28

Stan Van Gundy, Derrick Rose, and the MVP race

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Stan Van Gundy made waves Wednesday when he told reporters asking about the MVP race, “I don’t think it’s wide open. The media seems to have made their decision, and they’re the ones that vote. Derrick Rose has it. I haven’t really read or heard a media guy …

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Mar 11

Friday’s Magic Word

Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: “Among Stan Van Gundy’s memorable Monday of this week — when he infamously called out David Stern on the topic of officials’ treatment of Dwight Howard — he also gave a nice little jab to the Miami Heat. It was a day after the Heat’s crying incident, and Van …

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Mar 05

Recap: Chicago Bulls 89, Orlando Magic 81

BOX SCORE The Chicago Bulls were able to defeat the Orlando Magic by the score of 89-81, snapping a four-game winning streak and inducing Dwight Howard to pick up a technical foul — his 16th of the regular season, which means he’ll be suspended for Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Even though the …

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Feb 01

Video Analysis: A dominant Dwight Howard in Chicago

The Orlando Magic have been going through a rough patch lately, making it harder for the mainstream media and blogosphere to consider them an elite team and a championship contender right now. That being said, if there’s been a bright spot amidst the darkness for the Magic, it’s been Dwight Howard. Mental gaffes against the …

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Jun 21

It’s Now or Never for the Orlando Magic

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images After the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th championship in franchise history — that’s a lot — against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, one of the major storylines to emerge from the aftermath of the series was the future of the C’s. Head coach Doc Rivers dropped a bombshell, …

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