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ORLANDO -- The Indiana Pacers will vouch for the the old saying about no lead being safe in the NBA. The Pacers, who had routed the Orlando Magic in Games 2 and 3 of their best-of-seven series. were seemingly on their way to a third straight blowout -- up 19 with eight minutes to play in Game 4 -- when things suddenly got tense. Really tense. "We might have let our guard down a little at that point," Pacers forward David West said. A little? The Pacers gave up the entire lead in regulation before pulling out a heart-stopping 101-99 win in overtime, thanks to a pair of free throws from guard George Hill with 2.2 seconds to go. "It's good to end up on the plus side of a game like that," Indiana Coach Frank Vogel said. "George (Hill) made some big plays down the stretch and some critical free throws. That probably was the difference." The Pacers survived when Magic center Glen Davis, who had 24 points and 11 rebounds, missed a fallaway 12-...
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NEW YORK — Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic is the winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced yesterday. The annual award is presented to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season.
Please click the link below to read the rest of this article and watch a video on Anderson's Award.
You notice no one ever talks about Kentucky and Louisville players going against each other in the NBA. The Duke and UNC rivalry is bigger than most. Check out the video below of the scuffle between Duke's JJ Redick and UNC's Tyler Hansbrough from Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Pacers and the Magic.
Redick is probably still pissed Hansbrough ruined his...
ORLANDO Close doesn't count in a lot of things including comebacks. Close counts for nothing in an NBA playoff series.
And this one is over.
"Unfortunately, 'almost,' doesn't count for anything," Orlando Magic center Glen Davis lamented.
Davis missed an eight-foot shot at the buzzer Saturday that could have tied the game and started a second overtime...
If Saturday was Orlando's last home game, it could very well be the last time Stan Van Gundy stalks the sideline for the Magic. And it was a brilliant performance.
Orlando erased a 19-point fourth quarter deficit using a rarely used small lineup that featured Hedo Turkoglu at power forward. Orlando's movement increased and it gave Glen Davis the space to roll to the basket...
Few athletes’ reputations have suffered a bigger hit this year than Dwight Howard’s. He’s gone from lovable athletic prodigy to disingenuous malcontent based on how he’s handle his contract situation in Orlando.
But, as the video below proves, he is still very much Superman.
Because what Dwight Howard can do with a chocolate chip cookie is, well, pretty super, man.
J.J. Redick drew the ire of an official during a game in the Magic's playoff series with the Pacers, and we wanted to know what NESN readers thought the caption for the moment should be. Check out the winners of Sunday's #NESNCaption Caption Contest below. Michael Patrick Duffy: "STOP! In the name of Loveee." Joe Nee: "It was him!! He farted!!" Tanner...
Ryan Anderson, former Cal Bears star and current Orlando Magic forward, is the winner of the 2011-12 NBA Most Improved Player Award, presented annually to the player who has made the most significant improvement from the previous season.
“I never thought I’d win an award like this. It’s a pretty cool honor and to hear the names that have won this award before and be a...
Glen Davis went probably to the one place he and the Orlando Magic wanted to go after his fadeaway jumper at the buzzer fell off the front of the rim. Davis was falling and flailing back, caught by Ish Smith and the seats of the Magic bench.
After 53 minutes for the Magic, 41 minutes from Davis, 43 from Jason Richardson and Jameer Nelson and 40 from Hedo Turkoglu, an exhausted...
It could have been a miraculous comeback, and a chance to get back into the series.
Instead, it became a heartbreaker, likely ending this first-round series. The Orlando Magic missed a great opportunity to win in regulation, and another chance to tie it
at the buzzer in overtime, falling 101-99, and falling behind 3-1, to the Indiana Pacers
Saturday. Game 5 likely will...
Frank Vogel is already one of the league's best up-and-coming coaches. He took over the Pacers in the middle of the 2011 season and went 20-18, helping guide Indiana to its first Playoff berth since the shameful and embarrassing "Malice at the Palace" and the darkest days in the franchise's history.
It almost sucks to bring it up because Vogel and the Pacers are...
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Pacers lead series 2-1 Time/TV: 2 p.m./ESPN, FSFloridaLine: Pacers by 5Tickets: $8-$1199 on TiqIQPlayoff Series: Magic 81, Pacers 77; Pacers 93, Magic 78...
Orlando is in a deep 3-1 hole in the series. The Magic have looked overmatched by the Pacers' size and length at many times and they have struggled struggled to get their offense free and into a rhythm.
Except for a 14-0 run and 26-7 spurt to force overtime in Game Four, the Magic have struggled to establish themselves. Every game has really followed much of the same script...