Found January 03, 2013 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
The Orlando Magic built off a strong performance against Miami and snap a six-game losing streak. They accomplished one of those. Maybe not the one they wanted though.
Orlando is still on a losing streak. Kirk Hinrich's bucket with 25 seconds left gave Chicago the lead for good as Jameer Nelson could not answer on two opportunities to tie it up. The Bulls front line proved to be too much in the 96-92 victory, wasting another season-best effort (this time from Nelson) and another strong effort from Nikola Vucevic.
That was not enough with the Bulls getting 31 points and 11 rebounds from Carlos Boozer. That proved to be too much to overcome as the Bulls were the more balanced team and did what they needed to hold on and record the win.
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Single game records arent made to be broken, at least not easily. If they were, it wouldnt have taken 19 years for a Magic player to pull down Shaquille ONeals rebounding record.
The truth is, single game records are extremely hard to reach. Rarely do you see a player attain one and that is because its a result of many outside variables coming together on one very special night....
Glen Davis has always been a fighter.
Not literally. Hopefully not, at least, because of the NBA's fines for fighting and sensitivity toward all that for its image, etc.
But Glen Davis has overcome a lot to get where he is at. And this year has been a breakout season for him as he has taken a prominent role on a team for the first time in his career. A sprained shoulder...
Every injury is an opportunity.
When Jameer Nelson and E'Twaun Moore went down with injuries against Washington, Ish Smith was brought to the forefront. He started against Toronto for the fifth time in his career and started again against Miami. In those two games, Smith averaged 7.5 points per game.
More tellingly, maybe, Smith scored 13 points on 6-for-12 shooting as...
Now that the calendar has officially turned to 2013, the countdown to the NBA's most intriguing day can really begin. Yes, we are 51 days away from the NBA trade deadline.
The Magic figure to be active with that $18 million trade exception and an eagerness to collect assets and build for a long-term future. Of course, if the Magic want to get rid of some of those massive...
Theres a quote on the walls of the stairway leading up to the practice gym at WakeForest University. A quote that Orlando Magic point guard Ishmael Smith repeated countless times as he climbed that stairway in the late hours of the night and the early hours of the morning. A quote he still repeats today, now three years out of college and finding his way in the NBA.
The quote reads...
The process of letting the ball roll down the court without touching it in order to save time is called Walking the Dog. I honestly can say I've never heard that term used before. Apparently LeBron James loves walking the dog though. He did it Monday for 10+ seconds against the Orlando Magic, which has to be a record if something as dumb as that was actually considered...
ORLANDO -- Carlos Boozer had 31points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-94 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. It was the seventh consecutive loss for the Magic (12-20). Jameer Nelson matched his career high with 32 points for the Magic, but he missed two shots in the last 11 seconds that allowed the Bulls to preserve the victory. Taj Gibson, in his...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Boozer had a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds, Luol Deng scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls hung on to beat the Orlando Magic 96-94 on Wednesday night.
Taj Gibson added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who played without center Joakim Noah. Chicago was outrebounded 37-34 in Noah's absence but exploited an injury-plagued Magic front...
ORLANDO -- Even without their starting center, the Chicago Bulls looked like bullies around the basket Wednesday night. The Bulls got 75 points combined from their three front-court starters -- including a season-high 31 points from power forward Carlos Boozer -- to outmuscle the Orlando Magic, 96-94. Taj Gibson, starting in place of center Joakim Noah, had a season-high 21 points...
A little instrument with a long history.
At 7PM tonight, the Orlando Magic (12-19) will square off against the Chicago Bulls (16-13) in Orlando. For the Magic, it is a chance to snap a 6 game losing streak. The Bulls have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are looking to maintain their 5th seed in the East. They are currently tied with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Magic put up an incredible effort against the Heat on New Years...
Even with a fantastic 4th quarter comeback for the Orlando Magic (12-20), outscoring the Bulls 23-14, they couldn't manage to close out the game in the final minute. The Bulls (17-13) have now beat the Magic in 7 of their last 8 outings. Despite Joakim Noah's absence (flu-like symptoms), the Bulls slaughtered the Magic on the boards for the first 3 quarters. This was surprising...