ORLANDO, Fla. The NBA doesn't hand out awards based on what transpired during the final third of its regular season.
If it did, Tobias Harris would have been a prime candidate for Most Improved Player.
When the Orlando Magic acquired him and guards Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb in February from the Milwaukee Bucks, Harris wasn't even averaging five points a game in his second...
(19-58) vs. (23-52)
Time/TV: 6 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Cavaliers by 6
Tickets: $20-$50 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Magic won 108-104 in Orlando on Nov. 23; Magic lost 119-108 in Cleveland on Feb. 8; Magic lost 111-94 in Orlando on Feb. 23; Tonight in Cleveland
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KNICKS SCHEDULE ANALYSIS
Tuesday vs. Washington
Despite their lackluster record, the Wizards allow an average of 95.1 points per game...
It is a common refrain from me, from Jacque Vaughn and from everyone else. This is a year for young players to grow and learn. This is a year to make mistakes and create habits.
The habit part is probably the most important for this young squad. The one thing the Magic are guarding against in this period of losing is complacency or acceptance of losing. This is perhaps some of...
The playoffs are coming, do you have a point guard emergency? Mo Williams consistency driving you insane? Kyrie Irving just not cutting it since his return? Steve Nash can’t stay on the floor? Tony Parker goes down! Well according to Lt. Dangle there might be a new sheriff in Orlando, all he needs is a killer ‘stache. Beno Udrih was Udraining shots from all over the floor Friday...
The only shots Nate Robinson fears are the kind he takes at the doctor's office.
He doesn't like needles.
He welcomes crunch time.
Robinson showed no fear down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, and Luol Deng finished with 19 after a slow start to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2013
Beno Udrih and Nate Robinson were trading body blows as the Magic and Bulls played Friday night. There was no knockout punch to deliver. Just a major whiff from the Magic and Udrih.
Orlando had the final possession, down by a point and got the ball to the guy they wanted. That would be the veteran point guard from Slovenia who scored 18 of his 27 points in the third quarter,...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Luol Deng finished with 19 after a slow start, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic 87-86 on Friday night.
Robinson, who scored the go-ahead basket the previous night in a two-point win at Brooklyn, came up big down the stretch, offsetting a 27-point performance by Orlando's Beno Udrih.
You had to do a double take when you looked at the scoreboard as Beno Udrih drained a three-point with about two minutes left in the game.
Could this result be real? Could the Magic have made it all the way back from a 25-point deficit in a game the Rockets were tearing up the interior defense with the pick and roll and eating the Magic's defense alive?
They did not quite...
The losing streak is at 10. Not any temporal streak. The Magic won Friday night after all.
This is a 10-game losing sterak against Atlanta, a team that has somehow figured out Orlando. The tables have turned in this rivalry. Or perhaps it is just one Playoff team beating a non-Playoff team. The better team just found a way.
Orlando opened up a lead in the first half, but...
(26-45) vs. (18-54)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Wizards by 3.5
Tickets: $32-$814 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Magic won 90-83 in Orlando on Dec. 19; Magic lost 105-98 in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 28; Magic lost 119-91 in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 14; Tonight in Orlando
With Arron Afflalo down for the count there is even more opportunity in Orlando. Orlando is the land of fantasy basketball opportunity! You’ve got Moe Harkless, you’ve got Beno Udrih and you’ve got E’Twaun Moore. Moore is 6% owned in Yahoo! leagues. 6! Beno is 5% owned and jealous of E’Twaun. Moe is at 36% owned but that also means he’s also available in 64% of leagues...
After awhile, I've run out of ways to describe amazing dunks by Miami Heat star LeBron James and this one from Monday night's Magic/Heat game is an instant classic.Watch as Miami's Norris Cole finds LBJ for the dunk as Orlando's Beno Udrih fails to get out of the way of the King:
It was the first possession of the game.
New York had the floor spread with all the shooters that make the team so dangerous and the team's most dangerous weapon in the lineup after missing six of the previous eight games. Orlando's defense knew it was going to have a difficult night.
Anthony gave a preview of that difficulty as the ball whipped all the way around...
The Magic's signing of E'Twaun Moore this summer signaled a desire to add a little more versatility to the roster. Moore had never really played point guard before this year and he was always more of a scorer than a distributor. There were questions about how he could lead the team. With Ish Smith behind him, the Magic had a backstop of sorts.
Moore though is a shooting...
It has been two weeks since the Magic acquired Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb from Milwaukee for J.J. Redick, Ish Smith and Gustavo Ayon. Some of the initial shock has certainly worn off and the Magic have gotten some impressive play from Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih through three games in a Magic uniform.
The move was clearly a move that had the future in mind. Orlando...
Jerryd Bayless came flying off a screen that left Beno Udrih in his dust at the end of the third quarter. Bayless, a sharpshooter who has bounced around a few teams before finally finding a home in Memphis, drained the 3-pointer to give the Grizzlies a 25-point lead at the end of the third quarter.
The made shot fell to Maurice Harkless as players began to head toward the bench...
Only Important Injuries:
- Jameer Nelson out (stock up for Beno Udrih, E’Twaun Moore, Mo Harkless, Tobias Harris)
- Al Jefferson doubtful; Paul Millsap questionable (stock up for Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Gordon Hayward)
- Kyrie Irving doubtful (stock up for Shaun Livingston, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, Wayne Ellington)
Lineup 1 (60k)
*We will update our lineup as the day...
Tobias Harris is going to make life miserable for Moe Harkless' fantasy owners. Harris is finally getting minutes -- 31 tonight -- and he's producing. Harris scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting with a three-pointer and added six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Since joining the Magic, Harris is averaging 15 points, 6.5 rebounds, an assist and two blocks. He'...
Only Important Injuries:
- Jameer Nelson out (stock up for E’Twaun Moore, Beno Udrih, Arron Afflalo)
- Kyrie Irving out (stock up for Shaun Livingston, Dion Waiters, CJ Miles)
- Anthony Davis out (stock up for Ryan Anderson, Robin Lopez)
- David Lee out (stock up for Carl Landry, Andres Biedrins)
Lineup 1 (60K)
Shaun Livingston ($3700)
Beno Udrih ($3900)
Dion Waiters ($5200...
Beno Udrih came to Orlando refreshed.
His time in Milwaukee was a bit of a mixed bag. He averaged 6.7 points per game playing 18.4 minutes per game in 39 games with Milwaukee. His playing time witht he Bucks was inconsistent and Udrih expressed some frustration upon arriving in Orlando.
To him, playing for the Magic and in a new city is a new opportunity for him, as he told...
Whenever some fresh faces come into the fold of any team, it provides some type of energy. The new faces tend to freshen up the mundanity of the season. And another fresh face also provided some new energy.
That new face was not involved in any trade (at least recently). It was the return -- or, better, debut -- of Al Harrington. You could see how everyone on the team wanted...
Point guard, Beno Udrih, who was traded to the Magic Thursday, voiced his displeasure with the Bucks to the Orlando media Monday, saying he was unhappy with the lack of playing time he received there and has felt more at home in Orlando in three days than he did in Milwaukee for a year and a half.
According to John Denton, NBA:
“I’ve been here (in Orlando) three days and I already...
ORLANDO, Fla. Beno Udrih, Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb have gone from a team in the thick of playoff contention to one enduring some thin times.
And theysay they couldnt be more thrilled.
The newest members of the Orlando Magic, obtained last week in the trade that sent J.J. Redick to the Milwaukee Bucks, didnt have the benefit of a practice with the team before Saturday nights...
Beno Udrih, Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb have already suited up for one game in a Magic uniform and we have gotten a brief glimpse at what each can do.
In Orlando's loss to Cleveland on Saturday, Udrih showed that he is an adept playmaker and passer, racking up seven assists to go with 10 points in an uneven shooting performance for him. Tobias Harris has already shown that...