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Many of you are probably no longer interested in what happened with 2011-12 season and the "Dwight-mare" associated with it. If you are one of those, go ahead and skip this post.
I, for one, am still incredibly intruged by what happened with the Magic from the time they lost in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals to the trades in December 2010 to Howard eventually asking out in December 2011 and then his trade in August 2012. That is quite an expanse of Magic history.
It seemed that the marriage made in heaven changed and became something it was not before in that general time period. And if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. The Magic cannot afford to make the same mistakes the next superstar that comes around.
Few people know what really happened as much as Stan Van Gundy. He was privy to the behind the scenes goings on and is outspoken enough -- and no longer has a stake -- to give clues to what happened behind closed doors at the Amway...
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WHAT GIVES, ROOKIE?
Magic forward Glen Davis didn’t get his nickname from being scrawny. Before Tuesday’s game with the Pistons, “Big Baby” went searching for his pre-game peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which apparently was supposed to be made by rookie Andrew Nicholson. Davis interrupted an interview Nicholson was having with Fox Sports Detroit’s Justin White to interrogate. He was disgusted...
As part of some strange hazing ritual that is as odd as it is chock-full of necessary vitamins and minerals, it appears rookies on the Orlando Magic squad must provide veterans — especially those veterans on the larger size who go by the moniker ‘Big Baby” — a daily ration of at minimum one peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Poor Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson learned that...
There is no room for moral victories in the NBA. There are no almosts, no what ifs, no stat lines for nice tries.
There are only wins and losses.
In the first 41 games of the regular season, the Orlando Magic have lost 13 more games than theyve won.
Their 14-27 record includes some highs, such as beating both the Clippers, who have the third-best record in the league, and the...
Nikola Vucevic didn't play in the fourth quarter but still finished with a double-double (19 points and 14 rebounds).
Vucevic did his damage in just 30 minutes. Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn told Magic beat writer Josh Robbinsthat he sat the center in the fourth quarter due to matchups.
Vucevic added three blocks and an assist in the loss. He's 79-percent owned in Yahoo...
J.J. Redick was inserted into the starting lineup Tuesday, and he was scorching hot, going 9-for-10 from the field, 5-for-6 from deep and 3-for-4 from the line for 26 points. He added two rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes.
Redick is playing really well this season, averaging 14.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, .5 steals and .1 blocks with 89 3-pointers.
We are nearing the midway point of the season and largely the teams that are in playoff contention have sorted themselves out. In the next 41 games for Orlando, a lot is going to be determined. But seeing as the Magic are 2.5 games out of the final Playoff spot, the Magic are close enough to keep fighting but struggling enough to think about the future.
A 14-26 record with losses...
The urgency was awoken within the Magic late in the fourth quarter. Wittling down an 11-point lead would no longer cut it with time running out. Drastic action was needed.
A J.J. Redick 4-point play to tie the game with 50 seconds left. A Glen Davis offensive rebound and pass to E'Twaun Moore for a game-re-tying floater with 20 seconds left. A key foul from Davis had the...
As we constantly remind folks on here, Glen Big Baby Davis is a different type of cat. Orlando Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson was giving Fox Sports an interview when Davis interrupted to remind him of something.
See Nicholson is a rookie, and in professional sports leagues, rookies go through some sort of hazing whether it be carrying bags, getting breakfast, or in Nicholson’s...
Auburn Hills, Mich.
(14-26) vs. (15-25)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pistons by 5
Tickets: $1-$113 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 110-106 in Auburn Hills on Nov. 16; Won 90-74 in Orlando on Nov. 21; Tonight in Auburn Hills; Jan. 27 in Orlando
When the Orlando Magic (14-27) and Toronto Raptors (15-27) meet tonight at 7 p.m. EST, it will be their final matchup of the season. Toronto leads the season series 3-0. In fact, the Magic's 2-14 run began with a loss to the Raptors on December 21st. Tonight, the Magic will need to control the boards and trust their defensive rotations to keep the Raptors' guards from getting...
The Orlando Magic (14-27) continued their downward spiral last night against the Detroit Pistons (16-25). The Magic were absolutely manhandled in the paint by Greg Monroe, Jason Maxiel, and rookie Andre Drummond. The Piston big men led the way by out-rebounding the Magic 54-41. The Magic were very much in the game until the third quarter when things got out of control. At the end...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love buzzer beaters and during tonight's Orlando Magic/Toronto Raptors game, Raptors star Demar Derozan played hero.With less than five seconds remaining watch as Demar while being guarded by two Magic defenders hit the game winner:
ORLANDO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, including a fallaway jumper at the buzzer, to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 97-95 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night at Amway Center. DeRozen had 14 points in the fourth quarter, including his dramatic 18-foot game-winning shot with two defenders around him. Unheralded center Amir Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for...