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ORLANDO - Magic forward Glen Davis just needed a little adversity to kick his game into high gear Monday night. It took a fourth personal foul, then getting knocked to the floor by Kevin Love early in the third period before Davis decided it was time to play, and he led the Magic through an inspired comeback and a 102-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Davis scored 28 points, including 20 in the second half following his late, wake-up call, as the upstart Magic (11-13) won their third consecutive game and moved closer to their goal of reaching the .500 mark. J.J. Redick added 18 points for the Magic. Center Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Arron Afflalo had 13 points. Davis hit 13 of 17 shots, including seven straight after catching an inadvertent shoulder from Love that left him face down on the court for 15 seconds. "I was already fired up before that happened, but we needed this win tonight. I really wanted this one," Davis said. "I...
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Expect Redick to be traded by the February deadline. Orlando wants to dump him and there are some contenders who could use him, mainly Chicago and Memphis.
Redick on the Grizzlies would be epic.
The likeliest trade partners for the Magic in regards to J.J. Redick are the Bulls, Grizzlies, Wolves, Bucks and Jazz.
Glen Davis has always played with a certain amount of reckless abandon. His driving into the lane looking for contact and a chance to put a shot up at the rim is nothing new. Seeing Davis on the floor, writhing in pain and unable to collect himself and get back up was the concerning part.
With the Magic on their way to a sometimes comfortable, sometimes uneasy 90-83 victory over...
Glen Davis scored 28 points and J.J. Redick had 18 points and seven assists as the Orlando Magic beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-93 on Monday night.
Kevin Love had 23 points and 15 rebounds and Nikola Pekovic added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had won four straight coming into the game.
Minnesota led 87-85 with six minutes left when Orlando's Arron...
Jacque Vaughn has a calm demeanor at all times. He is the anti-Stan Van Gundy in that way. He doesn't stomp his feet and gesticulate, yell or gyrate. He gives a stern stare and a calm word. He and his coaching staff discuss and plan what they are going to say.
There is strategy behind everything.
Take the decision to move Maurice Harkless into the starting lineup. It...
Jacque Vaughn challenged his team at halftime, asking who was going to be the aggressor in Monday's game against the Timberwolves. Were the Magic going to step up to the plate and meet the physicality their opponents brought to them in the first half or would they allow Minnesota to dictate the pace, the score and the physicality of the game.
Orlando has not had to face many...
Another strong week for the Magic, going 2-1 after a disappointing loss against Atlanta on the homecoming from the West Coast trip.
As Matt Guokas pointed out on Saturday's broadcast of the game against the Bobcats, December is the time when teams really begin to settle in and discover their identity. So what identity have the Magic established? Surprisingly it is a defensive...
Ricky Rubio came back last night against the Mavericks and had 9 assists in only 18 minutes. Tonight he played 16 minutes and had 4 assists. The above GIF shows a nice between the legs pass to Kevin Love for the three ball (which he missed), and the video below shows a great pass between a couple defenders to Kevin Love for the layup (that he got fouled on). So basically neither...
(12-9) vs. (10-13)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Timberwolves by 3.5
Tickets: $1-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 90-75 in Minneapolis on Nov. 7; Tonight in Orlando
Not much was expected of the Magic after Dwight Howard was finally traded in August.
Orlando, however, is beginning to prove otherwise.
The Magic look to extend their season-high three-game win streak Wednesday night when they host the league-worst Washington Wizards.
After a 5-10 start, the new-look Magic (11-13) have started to come together by winning six of nine in December...