Found December 24, 2012 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
Although he acknowledges he’s a ways away from playing in a game, Orlando Magic power forward Al Harrington appears to be making significant progress in his return from a staph infection in his right knee.
Harrington ran a bit up and down the court and did some light jumping Monday at Amway Center in a post-practice shooting session that lasted about 30 minutes. “That was a big step for me,” Harrington said afterward, drenched with sweat.
“The biggest thing now is obviously [my] wind and getting all the strength back and just being confident to go out there and play how I want to play,” he added, referencing the arthroscopic surgery he had in May that led to the infection. “That’ll take some time, and until I get that confidence, I’m not going to be able to help my team on the court.”
“I just wanted to get it out there I’m working too hard to retire,” he explained Monday. “I’m putting in three hours a day on my knee in here with the team, and then I do ...
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Al Harrington is recovering faster than expected from a staph infection in his knee.
Orlando Magic power forward Glen Davis said he’s doing a better job lately of keeping his spirits up after he learned the left shoulder sprain he suffered last week won’t require surgery.
Davis said the pain was excruciating when he suffered the injury last Wednesday in a win over the Washington Wizards. The next day, an MRI revealed that, in the words of general manager Rob...
This morning I hopped on the radio and co-hosted The Insider Show with Eric Lopez on Sports Talk Florida 1080 AM in Orlando.
We hit on a number of topics including a preview of tonight's game against the Jazz, the return of Ryan Anderson this week and the Magic's Playoff chances.
Eric Lopez, Mary Stevens...
For the first time in five years, the Magic are not playing on Christmas Day.
Stan Van Gundy is sooooo jealous right now (he missed playing on Christmas only once in his five years and he always made sure the media knew how much he loved playing on Christmas).
But Van Gundy's feelings aside, I will be enjoying my afternoon of basketball -- and some Chinese food and maybe...
One play does not define an entire game. It might be the postgame focus or the highlight seen on SportsCenter. But it was not the game.
When Gustavo Ayon went to the foul line with 2.4 seconds left in the game and a two-point deficit after a brilliant transition drive and dish by Jameer Nelson, the game very much rested on Ayon's foul shots. Ayon entered the game shooting...
Ryan Anderson played his last game with the Magic seven months ago. When he returns to Orlando on Wednesday, it might seem more like seven years ago.
Management has changed. The coaching staff is completely different. Only two Magic players are expected to get minutes who had been teammates with Anderson last May.
Its going to be different, obviously, said Anderson, a forward who...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --With one of his veteran floor leaders sidelined for an unknown amount of time, Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin wasn't exactly sure how his team would respond against Orlando after a pair of lopsided losses.
He got a welcomed surprise.
Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Gordon Hayward added 17 and the Jazz survived a fourth-quarter rally to slip past the Magic...
ORLANDO -- After getting hammered the night before in Miami and falling behind by 16 points in Orlando on Sunday night, the Utah Jazz could have packed it in early and headed home for the holidays. Instead, the Jazz just kept on plugging, scratching out a hard-fought, 97-93 victory over the Magic to close their Eastern swing with a win that proved how resilient they really are...
ORLANDO -- Paul Millsap scored 18 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 97-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night at the Amway Arena. Reserve Gordon Hayward had 17 points, while Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors each had 12 for the Jazz (15-14). The Magic (12-15) got 20 points from Arron Afflalo, while Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 16 rebounds. Orlando shot 50 percent...
Game time: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
Ryan Anderson had the best season of his career for the Orlando Magic in 2011-12, pricing himself out of a new contract with the team in the process.
The New Orleans Hornets gave him the dollars he sought, but he isn't enjoying much success at the moment.
Anderson will look to help New Orleans avoid matching a franchise...