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Little did Nikola Vucevic know he was studying the man he eventually would replace.
When Vucevic came to Simi Valley, Calif., from Montenegro in 2007 at the age of 17, he began watching Orlando Magic games on TV. That continued after he enrolled in 2008 at Southern California for what would be a three-year stint.
I watched Dwight Howard, Vucevic said. Hes one of the best rebounders. Obviously, I studied the way he rebounds. I feel like hes always in position to rebound.
Those lessons have helped Vucevic, who is now with the Magic. Lately, he has been rebounding in a similar fashion to Howard, the guy he replaced as the starting center, arriving in a four-team deal that featured Howard being sent last August to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Over his past 15 games, the 7-foot Vucevic has averaged 14.1 rebounds to raise his average to 11.0. If Vucevic can keep up this pace, which included an incredible 29-rebound game Dec. 31 against the Miami Heat, he has a shot at being a second straig...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jameer Nelson spoke with members of the media following Magic’s 91-120 loss to the Wizards. Obviously disappointed in the game’s outcome, Nelson gave his opinion on what hurt his team tonight and how they can correct these issues from here on. The veteran point guard finished with great individual numbers, 19 points and 12 assists. [...]
I can confidently say that this is the first Ish Smith post that we've attempted on That NBA Lottery Pick and he had to do something pretty impressive to earn it.Earlier tonight, the Orlando Magic guard was playing some solid defense on Wizards guard John Wall.As he went up to attempt a block, Ish cleared Wall and leapt over him:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Emeka Okafor had 19 points and 11 rebounds, leading six players in double figures for Washington in a 120-91 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night for the Wizards' third straight win.
The Wizards were just 4-28 before their streak, but beat Oklahoma City, Atlanta and now Orlando -- all at home -- to nearly double their wins total. Washington leaves...
Glen Davis has been in the background for the Magic since spraining his shoulder at the end of the Magic's Dec. 19 win over the Wizards. Orlando has gone 1-10 in that time and the team is hungry to have its emotional leader and linchipin back.
It appears Davis is close to making his return. Although when his return might happen is up to Jacque Vaughn and Vaughn has said with...
The schedule is never an excuse for a loss. Everyone plays whatever the schedule makers give them whether they want to or not. The schedule does not care if you had to travel 2,668 miles a few days earlier. When the schedule says you play, you play.
It cannot be used as an excuse -- each game still counts the same and each game starts at 0-0 with the chance to win in the next...
J.J. Redick was constant movement, and Matt Barnes was visibly tired chasing him around. Somehow the Magic had to know that would play a role in deciding this one.
So when Redick gave pump fake to Barnes after coming around a screen at the top of the key, Barnes went flying, knowing he had to worry about the sharp shooter. Redick clamly dribbled to the side and pulled up for...
***The Orlando Magic have proven once again that they are not to be slept on. The Clippers, after getting off to a 16-5 start, took their collective foot off the gas, allowing the Magic to hang around. The Magic went on to outscore the Clippers 29-18 in the fourth quarter, leading to a 104-101 victory. Arron Afflalo, a Los Angeles native, dropped 8 of his 30 in that very fourth...
(13-23) vs. (6-28)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Wizards by 1.5
Tickets: $1-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 90-83 in Orlando on Dec. 19; Lost 105-98 in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 28; Today in Washington, D.C.; March 29 in Orlando
Wizards PG John Wall’s second game resulted in the another win. The team’s third straight win at home and second consecutive win over the Orlando Magic, a 120-91 win vs Magic. The Wizards are now 2-1 against the Magic this year but more importantly, they feel as though they’re beginning to gel. Wall’s return has given these [...]
J.J. Redick gave Orlando its first lead on a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left, Arron Afflalo tied his season high with 30 points, and the Magic beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Saturday to snap a 10-game skid.
The loss ended the Clippers' franchise-record 13-game, home-winning streak and provided them with a scare when All-Star guard Chris Paul went down holding his right...
In his first season in Orlando, Arron Afflalo has played well for the Orlando Magic.
Never in a million years did I think we'd be sitting just months out from the four team blockbuster that sent Dwight Howard to Los Angeles thinking: "Orlando really got off well in that trade." Orlando didn't get the best player in the deal, nor did they get the second or the...