Found December 03, 2012 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
In a brief interview with this newspaper after the Lakers’ 113-103 loss Sunday to the Orlando Magic, Nash said the non-displaced fracture in his left leg hasn’t healed enough for him to play in at least the Lakers’ three-game trip this week. They have stops in Houston (Tuesday), New Orleans (Wednesday) and Oklahoma City (Friday).- Mark Medina
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A let down would have been understandable for the Magic as they traveled upstate from an emotional victory over the Lakers on Sunday night. Even Orlando fans might have excused it thanks to the gravity of what defeating Dwight Howard meant to a lot of fans.
Jacque Vaughn though called it a "typical win."
Again, it certainly was not that. But maybe it is becoming...
Jameer Nelson, who’s a game-time decision (tendinitis) vs. the Lakers, was asked at this morning’s shootaround what it will be like to see former teammate Dwight Howard play for the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Playing alongside each other for eight seasons, Howard and Nelson were once close, and while the Magic point guard had nothing negative to say about Howard, he implied...
Wow, that was some fun Sunday night.
A few hours after the game, I recapped the Magic's win over the Lakers and all the emotion wrapped up in it on the fourth episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast. Feel free to give it a listen!
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I kind of do not even want to play tonight's game...
The Lakers may have suffered a devastating, humiliating, humbling defeat at the hands of the lowly Orlando Magic on Sunday, but Ron Artest actually had himself quite the offensive outing. World Peace scored 15 points, made the 1,000th three-pointer of his career, and got the Lakers off the schneid with this driving slam dunk over a much younger and slightly taller Moe Harkless…...
Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo scored 24 points apiece, and the Orlando Magic outlasted the Golden State Warriors 102-94 on Monday night for their second straight victory.
A night after an emotional win against former franchise center Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando outscored Golden State 33-25 to pull away in the fourth quarter. J.J. Redick had 10 of his 22 points...
Tonight, the Magic will face Dwight Howard for the first time. A tumultuous year of questions and indecision will not be remedied or rectified in this one meeting. Apologies and forgiveness will not be handed out.
At this point, all the parties are more interested in moving on.
Dwight Howard is moving on, recognizing that he made some mistakes, although perhaps not realizing...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Magic had something to prove
Jameer Nelson was maybe the only guy willing to admit what Sunday's 113-103 win against Dwight Howard the Lakers actually meant. While Jacque Vaughn called it just another game and Glen Davis siad he was not worried about what Dwight Howard was...
In this edition of The #NBA Is Tweeting, Steve Francis does million-dollar deals on his IPhone, Joe Johnson encourages you to step outside your comfort zone, Kendall Marshall drinks lemonade, and Brandon Jennings looks for a gold Christmas tree. Also, Reggie Evans craves soul food, JJ Redick’s fire alarm goes AWOL, and Damian Lillard doesn’t want your advice. Unless of course...
Orlando Magic (5-10) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8-8)
Does anyone else remember that little thing that happened in Orlando last year?
You know the one about the franchise center who wanted out, then didn't, then did again and then finally got his way leaving a franchise in complete ruin in his wake?
Orlando is playing better than expected, sitting at 5-10...
Sunday is going to be a weird day for Magic fans.
In one sense it will be extremely cathartic -- the object of hatred for much of the past nine months will be front and center on the TV screen. Venom can be unleashed on Twitter and schadenfreude (taking pleasure in other people's pain) can be expressed in a very real manner. Let's not even go into the feelings should...
(5-10) vs. (8-8)
Time/TV: 9:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Lakers by 13
Tickets: $8-$3,685 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Los Angeles; March 12 in Orlando
The Magic defeated the Lakers by a final score of 113-103 in Dwight Howard's first game against his former team.
There was an edge to the Magic from the opening tip. A sharpness about the way they cut. A crispness to the way they passed the ball. An extra bit of focus on defensive rotations.
No one said this game mattered more. But to see the Magic bench explode with every made 3-pointer. To see the team play with nothing to lose (or at least like they did not have a game against Golden...