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Does Magic Johnson Run ESPN? Well, at least they got rid of Chris Broussard. Over the summer, I wrote a column that was highly critical of ESPN’s coverage of the NBA. Their coverage of the NBA was to say the least, deplorable, in so many different ways. The NBA on ESPN was cheap because [...]
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo each scored 20 points as the Orlando Magic handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 11th straight loss Saturday night, 107-98.
Jameer Nelson added 16 points and six assists and J.J. Redick had 14 points, including a big 3-pointer down the stretch for the Magic, who've won three of their past four.
Nikola Vucevic was a force inside...
(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
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jacque Vaughn senses that the Orlando Magic is growing before his very eyes, and he's happy with what he sees. The Magic dominated the final four minutes to pull out a 107-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night, and Vaughn called it another step in the right direction for his young team. Orlando (10-13) trailed 93-92 with 4:09 remaining...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Glen Davis and Arron Affalo scored 20 points apiece as the Orlando Magic beat the Charlotte Bobcats 107-98 on Saturday night, extending the Bobcats' losing streak to 11 games. The Magic led by as many as 11 but had to come from behind after trailing 93-92 with 4:09 remaining. They went on an 8-0 spurt at that point to pull out to a 100-93 lead, holding the...
Tuskegee at #19 Michigan State (8-2), 9:00 PM, ESPNU
Tonight at the Breslin Center Jenison Field House, the Spartans will play a basketball game for the first time since 1989. They’ll face Tuskegee, but that’s not the real story line.
The real story line is the lasting memories that are still floating in the air of the stadium, from the “Game of change” in the 60′s when...
Does someone else need to start scoring?
After the Celtics 95-94 OT loss in Philly a little over a week ago, Magic Johnson said something on the ESPN post-game show that has stuck with me. Magic stated that in order for Boston to contend, Rajon Rondo was going to have to score 20-25 points a game. While I don't believe Rondo is about to be that guy, I am starting to wonder...
As a child, one of the best things about the holiday season is the Christmas specials on television. Heck as an adult one of the best things about the holiday season is the Christmas specials on television. There are all the classics, of course. Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, and so on.
Today’s entry is one of those holiday specials that doesn’t get the airtime it should...