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Orlando Magic’s Secret Top 5 Free Agent Wish List

May 30th, 2010
It took less than forty-eight hours after exiting the playoffs, for the focus to switch from losing, to how to get better for the Orlando Magic. Winning an NBA Championship remains the goal in the City Beautiful. Outside of the disappointment that comes with losing a playoff series, fans still hold ...

Orlando Magic Must Now Deal With the Future

May 29th, 2010
The Orlando Magic's Game 3 nose-dive pushed the countdown button on looking forward to the upcoming summer.   In the recesses of general manager Otis Smith's mind, games four through six became an on-the-job tryout.   The tryouts ended Friday night, and now the off-season officially launches.   Smith made drastic roster changes last off-season. Six ...

Howard and Magic Dominate Celtics To Win Game Five

May 26th, 2010
The Orlando Magic accomplished two firsts in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals. For the first time in the series, Orlando won the third quarter-- even if only by a point.   Second, Dwight Howard and his Magic teammates finally defended home court against the Boston Celtics.   The Orlando Magic dominated the Boston ...

What’s the Deal Stan Van Gundy?

May 25th, 2010
The Orlando Magic stayed alive in the NBA Playoffs, with a gutty win in Game Four against the Boston Celtics at Boston's TD Garden.   Like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz , the Magic found their heart. Just like the Tin Man, they realized their heart always existed, they ...

Orlando Magic-Boston Celtics Game Three: Orlando Routed by Celtics

May 22nd, 2010
In the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics out-played, out-hustled, and out-defensed the Orlando Magic. In Game Three, the Celtics added out-coached to the list.   In the end, the best thing that could have happened for the NBA, did. The Celtics routed the Magic by 23 ...

Orlando’s Adjustments That Will Win Game Three

May 22nd, 2010
“Just Win” Those words summarize the attitude of the Orlando Magic coming into Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals. Not long after the conclusion of Game Two, the Magic became the worst team in the league. Not in reality, but via the media hype. According to popular opinion-- Boston won the ...

Lakers-Suns Game One: Kobe Bryant Establishes Lakers Dominance

May 17th, 2010
Everyone knew the Phoenix Suns stood little chance of stopping the Los Angeles Lakers' offense. Therefore, consensus suggested, coach Alvin Gentry needed to out score the reigning NBA Champions.   Phoenix might need to reconsider the defensive approach. The Suns gave up three-- thirty-point quarters in a 107-128 loss to the Kobe ...

Celtics-Magic Game One: Celtics Rely on Veteran Leadership

May 17th, 2010
When asked about LeBron's free agency situation, Boston Celtic forward Kevin Garnett stated, “If I knew then what I know now” he would have left the Minnesota Timberwolves much sooner. Garnett understands that wisdom combines knowledge with life experiences. He suffered through nine grueling years with the Timberwolves. Every time KG ...

Magic-Celtics Game One: Orlando’s Third Quarter Collapse

May 16th, 2010
"Somebody will take the easy way out." Head coach Doc Rivers passed these words to the Boston Celtics during the pre-game pep-talk. His words rang true Sunday night at Amway Arena. Stan Van Gundy's Orlando Magic lost their first third quarter, since the first game of the post-season. ...

Why Is Nobody Talking About Orlando’s Rashard Lewis?

May 15th, 2010
It's widely accepted Kevin Garnett will dominate his match-up with Rashard Lewis. KG might get the best of Orlando's three-point assassin, but it won't be by much.   We saw Garnett's strength's in the last series, now we'll get to see some of his weaknesses. Surprisingly, nobody seems to be noticing what ...