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2013 Orlando Summer League: Lamb’s clutch jumper downs Magic

It wasn’t pretty, but in the end after going just 3-for-15 from the field Jeremy Lamb nailed a clutch behind-the-back jumper with seconds remaining to finish off rookie Victor Oladipo and the Orlando Magic 79-78 early Monday morning in the 2013 NBA Summer League. Oklahoma City Thunder Team page | Orlando Magic Team page Lamb, a key piece in the James Harden–Kevin Martin trade with the Houston Rockets last season, ended the contest connecting on just 4-of-16 shots and just 1-of-9 from deep for 11 total points.  Rookie Grant Jerrett paced the Thunder with 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting from long distance. The Magic were led by second-year big man Andrew Nicholson who ended the day with 19 points while athletic rookie Oladipo finished with 12 points but shot just 2-of-12 from the … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Andrew Nicholson leads Magic past Nets

The 2012 Summer League kicked off early Monday afternoon down in sunny Orlando, Florida as the hometown Magic blew past the Brooklyn Nets 92-88 behind rookie power Andrew Nicholson‘s game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds. 2012 NBA Draft Fellow rookie teammate Kyle O’Quinn added 16 points while point guard Maalik Wayns controlled the offense to the tune of 11 points and 10 assists to go along with just 3 turnovers. The Nets were led by rookie point guard Tyshawn Taylor, the 41st pick in the 2012 NBA draft, who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor Prospect Profile Second-year man MarShon Brooks struggled mightily amid constant trade talks that have the wiry wing linked to Dwight Howard scoring just 3 points on a putrid 0-of-10 shooting from the floor to go along with 4 … Read entire article »

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Howard attempts record 39 free throws, scores 45 points and grabs 23 rebounds in Magic victory

Howard attempts record 39 free throws, scores 45 points and grabs 23 rebounds in Magic victory

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard attempted an NBA record 39 free throws connecting on just 21 makes in a 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California Thursday evening. Howard went on to score a game-high 45 points to go along with a dominating 23 rebounds in the win for the visitors as he bullied his way to the most free throw attempts in NBA history. The previous mark had been set … Read entire article »

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Earl Clark signs 1-year deal with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, Won’t return if Lockout ends

Earl Clark signs 1-year deal with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, Won’t return if Lockout ends

Earl Clark of the Eastern Conference contending Orlando Magic has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.  His one-year agreement does not include an out-clause meaning the 6-10 combo-forward won’t return to the league if the current NBA lockout ends this season. Clark, 21, was selected 14th overall under the then Steve Kerr Phoenix Suns’ regime in the 2009 NBA Draft.  The former Louisville Cardinal has suited up … Read entire article »

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Hawks leave two Game 1 tickets for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson

Hawks leave two Game 1 tickets for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson

The Atlanta Hawks are having some fun these days. With an all-important franchise victory over the 4th-seeded Orlando Magic in Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs last week, the team’s spokesman Arthur Triche took it upon himself to have a laugh at the expense of one Jameer Nelson. Before Monday night’s Semifinal round tip-off between the 1-seed Chicago Bulls and the 5th-seeded Hawks, Triche gave the team a jovial and redemptive boost by leaving two Game … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, News

Rose sits confidently atop MVP rankings heading into the NBA’s stretch run

Rose sits confidently atop MVP rankings heading into the NBA’s stretch run

MVP Race 2/28/2011 – 3/06/2011 1. Derrick Rose 24.6 ppg, 8.1 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.1 spg – Hard to deny Rose’s numero uno positioning in the NBA MVP rankings this week.  After helping lead the Chicago Bulls to a 89-81 victory over fellow MVP candidate Dwight Howard’s unpredictable Orlando Magic, Rose capped off yet another strong week of play with a 27-point, 5-assist effort against the suddenly human Miami Heat Sunday afternoon. In … Read entire article »

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Dwight Howard powers his way to 40 points and 15 rebounds, Magic dominate Thunder

Dwight Howard powers his way to 40 points and 15 rebounds, Magic dominate Thunder

Dwight Howard didn’t mince words when speaking about his team’s lackluster effort after a 111-105 home loss to the lowly Sacramento Kings this past Wednesday night; and after Friday’s monster effort against the Thunder, he did more than his fair share of backing those harsh words up with his play. Howard overpowered the smaller Thunder – playing without newly acquired center Kendrick Perkins – to the tune of 40 points, 15 rebounds, 2 steals and 6 … Read entire article »

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Much Success

Much Success

For the past few years the consensus around the Association was that Marcin Gortat, formerly of the Orlando Magic, was the best backup center in the league.  However, finding valid proof to back that claim proved difficult based solely on the fact that the 6-11, 240-pound Polish-born player saw limited time in a reserve role starring behind All-World big man Dwight Howard in Orlando for the past four seasons. With a mid-December trade of the blockbuster … Read entire article »

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