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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.
Indiana's starting lineup has consistently outworked Orlando and taken hold of the early lead in games. More importantly, they have used that starting lineup and energy at the beginning of the second half. The third quarter has been Indiana's and Indiana's alone.
It was where the Pacers erased a seven-point halftime deficit in Game One. Where the Pacers took control of Games Two and devasted the Magic in Game Three.
Game Four was the only time the Magic broke that script. Orlando was the one that ran out to an early lead, going up 16-10 midway through the first quarter. Of course, Orlando wo...
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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.
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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...
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...
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...
Game Recap: Indiana Pacers @ Orlando Magic - Pacers CenterThe Pacers increased their series lead to 3-1 with a not-so-decisive overtime win over Orlando on Saturday, and have a chance to close out the Magic at home on Tuesday. Final Score: Pacers 101, Magic 99 Player of the Game: David West (26 points, 12 rebounds, 11-23 FG, 4-5 FT) Why the Pacers Won: Veteran leadership. West’s...
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...
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...
Pacers Playoff Preview: Indiana Pacers (3-1) vs. Orlando Magic (1-3) - Pacers CenterIt’s been since the first round of the 2000 NBA Playoffs that the Indiana Pacers have been able to close out a team at home. Thanks to a Travis Best jumper at the buzzer, the Indiana Pacers knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks to send them on a run that sent the Pacers to the NBA [...]Pacers Playoff...
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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...
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...
Phew. The Indiana Pacers, up 80-63 in the fourth quarter, looked like they were on their way to another easy victory against the Orlando Magic in their first round series. But full credit to the Magic, who scratched and clawed and rode the momentum of the home crowd to get right back into this one and almost pulling out the victory before heading to overtime, where the Pacers...
The matchup with the Pacers was going to come down to the power forward matchup. It always was.
Figuring out how to win the matchup between the sweet-shooting Ryan Anderson and the bruising, physical play of David West was how this series would ultimately be decided.
On one end, the Magic would need Anderson's ability to space the floor and make 3-pointers to keep Indiana...
The Charlotte Bobcats will interview Orlando Magic assistant
Patrick Ewing for their vacant head-coaching job, Yahoo! Sports
reported, citing sources.