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In one of the more entertaining games of the Orlando Magic season the Magic defeated the Heat 104-98 in overtime.
Dwight Howard blocked out all of the trade talk (more on that later) to wreck Miami’s front line with 24 points and 25 rebounds. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 25 points and multiple clutch baskets in the second half.
The Heat trio of LeBron, Wade, and Bosh were stellar but fell short on multiple attempts to tie the game in the OT period. Wade (28 points) did hit a game tying three late in the fourth but missed the game winner at the end of regulation with the shot going in and out. LeBron nearly triple doubled with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists but shot just 7-20 and committed 6 turnovers.
Ordinarily more game coverage would be inserted here but pressing matters await.
The win gave the Magic their 3rd straight and their second over the vaunted Heat this season. Not so incidentally, the wins have come against 3 of the top 4 teams in the Eastern conference (Chica...
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Does someone at ESPN know something that nobody else does? The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was not included in the 5-player swap that sent Monta Ellis to Milwaukee, even though Golden State had said that they wouldn’t trade him unless they knew they were getting D12 in return. Maybe someone running the scoreboard for the ESPN Mobile site just got a little too excited about...
With the NBA tradline closing in on Thursday, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard committed to remaining with the franchise through the 2012-2013 season.
Howard had the option to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer, but after flip-flopping on his intentions several times over the last few days, decided against it on Thursday, signing an agreement...
Editor’s note: Expectedly, this post I wrote earlier this afternoon stayed relevant for all of about a few hours before, as I predicted, Dwight waffled again…or the reporters did. Who knows. (But the Disney thing…that’s still in play.)
Earlier today reports broke that Dwight Howard was willing to return to the Orlando Magic next season and wouldn’t opt out of his contract...
After playing almost the first three months of the NBA campaign with the old Clash tune “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” as his theme song, Dwight Howard has decided there is no place like home, at least for one more year.The Orlando Magic held a press conference on Thursday afternoon at the Amway Center according to the “Orlando Sentinel” as Magic Team CEO Alex Martins, General...
The NBA season started out with a bunch of questions such as “Will there be a season at all?” and “How are they going to fit all the games into a compressed schedule?” Obviouslym the NBA was able to get a deal signed by the players. But, we started off the season with one huge question:“Will Dwight Howard be in Orlando by season’s end?”We still don’t know the...
Captain Shoulders plans to stay put in Orlando for now, but hasn’t ruled out exploring new planets just yet.
The DWIGHT HOWARD sweepstakes has been suspended…at least temporarily. Orlando’s big centerpiece has decided to sign the opt-in clause to his contract, keeping him in the Magic kingdom at least through the 2012-13 season.
After looking like a wet shipboard tuna the...
The Magic are still talking about Dwight Howard trade scenarios with other teams despite his commitment to opt-in for the 12-13 season.
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After all the back and forth, Dwight Howard has decided to opt-in and stay in Orlando for another year. Now the question is will Howard sign an extension. If not, then he will become a free agent in 2013.
Some quotes below via NBA.com:
First, I’m glad this is finally over with.
“It’s [been] very hard. Talking about a career-changing event...
The Miami Heat are on the cusp of being a great team, yet they continue to fall short. The Orlando Magic are on the verge of losing the best big man in the NBA. There is a solution to both problems; trade LeBron James for Dwight Howard, straight up.
Howard has gone back and forth all season long and the Magic can’t lose him for nothing, which is the option that is staring them...
Dwight Howard has confirmed that he will opt-in for the 12-13 season in an exclusive interview with RealGM's Jarrod Rudolph.
The Magic plan on trading Dwight Howard if they do not receive a commitment from him beyond the current season.
Dwight Howard had lunch with three teammates following a large team meeting and informed them that he planned to opt-in for the 12-13 season.
A change we can all believe in.