Found January 04, 2013 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
Glen Davis has always been a fighter.
Not literally. Hopefully not, at least, because of the NBA's fines for fighting and sensitivity toward all that for its image, etc.
But Glen Davis has overcome a lot to get where he is at. And this year has been a breakout season for him as he has taken a prominent role on a team for the first time in his career. A sprained shoulder suffered in mid-December has derailed that a bit, but Davis appears on track for a recovery, shooting around a bit after practice on Thursday. It was the first time Davis went through shooting and dunking drills since the injury.
Davis is certainly still a big guy. But he has worked very hard for this opportunity with the Magic this year and he has worked himself into the best shape of his career.
How has he done that?
Orlando has long used boxing as an offseason training regimen to break up the montony of weight training, cardio drills and on-court work. Davis should feel right at home if he ...
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Single game records arent made to be broken, at least not easily. If they were, it wouldnt have taken 19 years for a Magic player to pull down Shaquille ONeals rebounding record.
The truth is, single game records are extremely hard to reach. Rarely do you see a player attain one and that is because its a result of many outside variables coming together on one very special night....
Theres a quote on the walls of the stairway leading up to the practice gym at WakeForest University. A quote that Orlando Magic point guard Ishmael Smith repeated countless times as he climbed that stairway in the late hours of the night and the early hours of the morning. A quote he still repeats today, now three years out of college and finding his way in the NBA.
The quote reads...
Brace yourself. The news you’re about to hear may come off as shocking, and could require a few minutes to register. The Orlando Magic will not pursue ex-Superstar center, Dwight Howard, when he becomes a free agent in July.
In the most head-scratching scenario of “why in the heck would they anyways”, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orlando Magic have...
The Magic are on a seven-game losing streak.
No getting around that. Wins and losses are what teams are judged by and ultimately what success is determined from. They matter. Even for a team like this Magic team that is focusing on rebuilding and development, as Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
I think that the overall streak of losing does start to take a toll...
The Orlando Magic built off a strong performance against Miami and snap a six-game losing streak. They accomplished one of those. Maybe not the one they wanted though.
Orlando is still on a losing streak. Kirk Hinrich's bucket with 25 seconds left gave Chicago the lead for good as Jameer Nelson could not answer on two opportunities to tie it up. The Bulls front line proved...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Boozer had a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds, Luol Deng scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls hung on to beat the Orlando Magic 96-94 on Wednesday night.
Taj Gibson added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who played without center Joakim Noah. Chicago was outrebounded 37-34 in Noah's absence but exploited an injury-plagued Magic front...
Every injury is an opportunity.
When Jameer Nelson and E'Twaun Moore went down with injuries against Washington, Ish Smith was brought to the forefront. He started against Toronto for the fifth time in his career and started again against Miami. In those two games, Smith averaged 7.5 points per game.
More tellingly, maybe, Smith scored 13 points on 6-for-12 shooting as...
ORLANDO -- Even without their starting center, the Chicago Bulls looked like bullies around the basket Wednesday night. The Bulls got 75 points combined from their three front-court starters -- including a season-high 31 points from power forward Carlos Boozer -- to outmuscle the Orlando Magic, 96-94. Taj Gibson, starting in place of center Joakim Noah, had a season-high 21 points...
In their last home game before a 4 game road trip, the Magic will host the New York Knicks tonight at 7 p.m. EST. The Magic have lost their last 7 games, the majority of which were against relatively weak teams. This is their longest losing streak since February 22nd, 2006, when they snapped an 8 game losing streak. The Knicks have also slowed down recently, dropping 5 of their last...
ORLANDO -- Carlos Boozer had 31points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-94 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. It was the seventh consecutive loss for the Magic (12-20). Jameer Nelson matched his career high with 32 points for the Magic, but he missed two shots in the last 11 seconds that allowed the Bulls to preserve the victory. Taj Gibson, in his...
(22-10) vs. (12-20)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Knicks by 6
Tickets: $25-$950 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 99-89 in Orlando on Nov. 13; Tonight in Orlando; January 30 in New York; March 20 in New York
Even with a fantastic 4th quarter comeback for the Orlando Magic (12-20), outscoring the Bulls 23-14, they couldn't manage to close out the game in the final minute. The Bulls (17-13) have now beat the Magic in 7 of their last 8 outings. Despite Joakim Noah's absence (flu-like symptoms), the Bulls slaughtered the Magic on the boards for the first 3 quarters. This was surprising...