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Orlando Magic Daily:
Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs
Tonight, the Magic take on the Spurs who are very much the forerunners and the model of what the Magic are trying to do in the post-Dwight Howard reality. These two teams right now are on opposite ends of the spectrum as far as championship expectations. The Magic though showed Sunday that you have to play the games and anything can happen. Orlando will certainly feel like it can get the win tonight at Amway Center.
With that in mind, we reached out to our good friends at Project Spurs and exchanged some questions previewing tonight's game. In this preview, I ask Jose Grijalva of Project Spurs about how San Antonio has been able to sustain things, Tim Duncan's Renaissance and which Magic player fits the Spurs culture most.
You can read my answers to Project Spurs' questions over at Project Spurs.
Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily: Tim Duncan has seemingly found the fountain of youth in the early part of this season and is playing some of his best bask...
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New team, same old Dwight Howard. After starting the 2012 NBA season at 1-4, the Los Angeles Lakers have bounced back nicely as they currently stand with a record of 7-7 in the Western Conference.
During a recent team flight, Howard somehow gained control of the in-board intercom and decided to have some at the expense of some of his teammates.
The major target of his rant was Kobe...
It's been fitting for Tim Duncan to be reaching milestones at the end of his career. He's become the San Antonio Spurs all time points leader and broke the NBA's record for all time playoff blocks. So it was fitting for Duncan to reach another milestone: 2,500 career blocks.
This block wasn't just an ordinary block though. It was more of a “I hope no one has...
That 36-year-old San Antonio Spurs forward everyone said would be over the hill by now is looking as spry as ever and having yet another great season.
Like wine, apparently Tim Duncan gets better with age as well, and that couldn't be more apparent than with the NBA's announcement that Duncan has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Dwight Howard was at Serra High School on Wednesday to film a series of commercials for Mission Athletecare and their various on court products, such as Court Grip, which reduces on court slippage. Howard joins Dwyane Wade, Brandon Jennings and Carmelo Anthony as other partners with the company.
While Time Magazine will count down their picks for the most influential people of the year sometime in the near future, GQ Magazine has something far more interesting in the meantime: “The Least Influential People of 2012″. Topping the parody list is this year’s biggest loser, Mitt Romney, followed by celebrity trainwreck of the year, Amanda Bynes, Madonna with a failed...
GQ recently released a list titled “The Least Influential People of 2012″. One particular NBA player made that list. That player, you may ask? Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers. GQ did include an important note that states,
Please note that these folks are ranked in no particular order, because all zeros are created equal.
With that said, Dwight Howard is listed...
In the style of our non-stop KIDS BEATING THE MIAMI HEAT AT BASKETBALL coverage comes this clip of Bailey, lion mascot for the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, out-shooting Dwight Howard, a guy who gets paid to win at basketball. This contest of skills was made possible by the NHL lockout, which has given the league’s mascots a lot of free time, and the Los Angeles Lakers, who are currently...
The San Antonio Spurs are a very good basketball team. They also happen to quite long in the tooth for NBA standards. Head coach Gregg Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to Texas rather than have them play in tonight’s nationally televised game against the defending champion, Miami Heat. [...]
Los Angeles Lakers center was challenged by Los Angeles Kings mascot "Bailey" to a free throw and three-point shooting contest.
Bailey won both challenges.
"Sometimes you have to lose to win," joked Howard afterwards.
Howard's free throw average this season is 47.8 percent while his three-point average is 0.00 percent as it should be.
San Antonio is playing at Miami on Thursday night without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, who were sent home by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to rest.
Duncan, Parker and Green are starters. Ginobili is the team's top reserve.
Popovich says the decision was made when he saw the schedule, and that it had nothing to do with facing the Heat. Thursday's...
The San Antonio Spurs finished with the best record in the Western Conference last season, while the Heat finished second in the Eastern Conference. The two teams were set to face off Thursday night in a much anticipated prime-time game. However, the Spurs organization and head coach Greg Popovich had other plans. According to the San Antonio Express, the Spurs sat their best four...
The San Antonio Spurs (11-3) continue their long road trip with a stop in Washington tonight to face the hapless Wizards (0--11).
The Spurs are coming off a thrilling 111-106 double overtime win over the Raptors led by Tony Parker's 32 points and five assist night. Tim Duncan also chipped in with 26 points in the game. The Wizards remain winless in the 2012-13 season...
For many years, there was one name the opponents of the San Antonio Spurs had to worry about: Tim Duncan. He used to be the main focus of the opposing defense every possession. Now with Duncan being older, he's not the weapon the rest of the NBA should solely about on the team and Jacque Vaughn knows it. Vaughn praised Parker after the Spurs defeated his Orlando Magic on Wednesday...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Manu Ginobili had 20 points, Gary Neal scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs earned their fifth straight win, racing past the Orlando Magic 110-89 on Wednesday night.
Tim Duncan added 15 points in 27 minutes and Tony Parker chipped in 14 points and eight assists.
The Spurs also posted their eighth consecutive victory on the road and have now beaten the Magic...