Found December 22, 2012 on
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The final two possessions for the Magic summed up their night and erased any warm feelings from a 10-0 run that turned what might have been a runaway fourth quarter into a tight battle.
Down by three points, J.J. Redick got into the paint and tried a risky pass to Gustavo Ayon. Ayon fumbled the ball away for the Magic's 17th turnover of the game. A missed DeMar DeRozan jumper gave the Magic one last chance. The Magic got J.J. Redick on a curl screen and he fired away from long range for the tie. It hit hard off the back iron and E'Twaun Moore grabbed the rebound.
With one last chance and time ticking down, Jameer Nelson drove toward the 3-point line and one last chance to tie the game. Sure the Raptors seemed eager to foul him and Nelson eager to draw the foul. But it was not called and Nelson lost the ball trying to draw the referee's attention.
That would be turnover 18 and the icing to a 93-90 loss at Air Canada Centre to the streaking Raptors, now winner...
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It did not take long for the first trade rumors to start taking shape after the December 15 opening of the trade season. The Magic figured to be a big part of many trade discussions thanks to the "transition" the franchise is in after Dwight Howard's departure.
That has meant anyone is on the table as the Magic try to figure out what kind of team and franchise they...
The NBA's trade season officially opened on December 15 with all the contracts signed this summer opened for trading (there are still several contracts signed using Bird Rights that do not become available for trades until January 15).
The rumor mill is beginning to churn again. And Orlando will be involved. Rob Hennigan has made as much clear and the team has that extremely...
The Orlando Magic have announced that they could be without big man Glen Davis for four to six weeks due to a shoulder injury reports John Denton of NBA.com.The injury will not require surgery, but could keep Davis out of action for four to six weeks, although there is no definitive timetable for his return. A MRI conducted on Thursday showed no structural damage in Davis’ shoulder...
Rumors of Glen Davis' demise may have been greatly exaggerated. The Magic received some very encouraging news Thursday, a day after Davis was writhing in pain and holding his shoulder late in a win over the Wizards on Wednesday.
Everyone feared the worst, but Rob Hennigan announced that Davis suffered a shoulder sprain and there was no structural damage to his shoulder.
This morning I hopped on the radio and co-hosted The Insider Show with Eric Lopez on Sports Talk Florida 1080 AM in Orlando.
We hit on a number of topics including a preview of tonight's game against the Jazz, the return of Ryan Anderson this week and the Magic's Playoff chances.
Eric Lopez, Mary Stevens...
Former Celtic Glen "Big Baby" Davis seemed to be pretty badly injured last night during the Magic's win over the Wizards. And while Big Baby was never a star player for the Celtics, he has taken on a leading role in Orlando, making his injury a scare for his teammates.
From Comcast Sports New New England:
Davis, the team's leading scorer and
Coming off an outstanding junior year at the University of Illinois, the selection of Nick Anderson was a no-brainer. Later it was revealed that Denver had tried to move up in the draft in order to select Anderson. Fortunately for the Magic, Denver had sought Indiana’s 7th overall pick, but Indiana wanted too much in return. Their asking price was all-star guard, Lafayette Lever...
Whenever a team’s highest usage player gets injured, you can expect a serious dip in that team's production. On Wednesday night, in the last-minute of a victory over the Washington Wizards, Glen “Big Baby” Davis fell to the ground screaming in agony. It was later diagnosed as a left should sprain, an injury that generally takes between 4 to 6 weeks to recover from. Davis...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports Florida
While Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry remain sidelined, the Toronto Raptors are surprisingly playing their best basketball of the season.
The Orlando Magic are too, though extending their four-game winning streak may be tough without Glen Davis.
The visiting Magic won't have their starting power forward for the first time this season...
(12-13) vs. (8-19)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Raptors by 3.5
Tickets: $7-$292 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. 18; Tonight in Toronto; Dec. 29 in Orlando; Jan. 24 in Orlando
One play does not define an entire game. It might be the postgame focus or the highlight seen on SportsCenter. But it was not the game.
When Gustavo Ayon went to the foul line with 2.4 seconds left in the game and a two-point deficit after a brilliant transition drive and dish by Jameer Nelson, the game very much rested on Ayon's foul shots. Ayon entered the game shooting...
Looking for the posterization of Friday night in the National Basketball Association? Then, you need to check out this clip of Toronto Raptors rookie Terrence Ross.After an Ed Davis miss, watch as Ross skies over J.J. Redick for the epic throw-down:
During the NBA season, contenders often look at players on teams further down in the standings to bolster their rosters as they make a run in the playoffs. The availability of players is based on a variety of different factors; contract status, impending free agency and draft plans, etc.
Although there is still plenty of time for trades to occur before the February 21st deadline...