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  1. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I had so much fun reading Kelly Dwyer's homage to Scottie Pippen that I got right back in line and read it again: "Scottie Pippen was a basketball genius, and in nearly 13 years of covering this league in written form, I don't think I've ever used th...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  2. The Big Run That Won It for the Lakers

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Orlando Magic have endured their share of shaky runs this postseason. They coughed up an 18-point lead with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter to lose their playoff opener. They were painfully close to taki...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  3. Two Possessions That Will Keep Magic Fans Awake

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Orlando Magic don't have an unstoppable one-on-one player who can manufacture points out of thin air. When they want something, they have to execute. And for the better part of eight months, they've demonstrated a...

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  4. The Magic on the Rebound

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In a postseason that lasts more than eight weeks, it's hard to appreciate the full scope of what a team has experienced. While most of us were falling in love with the Boston-Chicago series, the Magic were enduring the...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  5. Dwight Howard's Extra Frame

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Despite Dwight Howard's protests following Orlando's Game 5 loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference semis, there's no correlation between the number of shots Howard takes and the likelihood of an Orlando Magic vi...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  6. When Orlando Has it Going

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Think about all the things you'd want offensively if you were constructing an NBA team from scratch. You'd start with a dominant big man who's unguardable if he catches the ball within seven feet of the basket. ...

    Blog | May 25, 2009
  7. Seven Reasons to Fear the Orlando Magic

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz I've heard the rap on the Orlando Magic. They're essentially a jump-shooting team. They don't hit the offensive glass, and don't have a go-to guy on the wing who can manufacture points in crunch time. In short...

    Blog | April 06, 2009
  8. The Deep End of the Rotation: Assessing Playoff Benches

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz You know the sequence well: It's the start of the second quarter in a pivotal playoff game. We see repeated camera shots of the best players in the NBA, and they're ... resting on the bench. Fans know those players ne...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  9. Friends in High Places

    Henry Abbott

    What's it called again? The TD Banknorth Garden? That thing, whatever it is, where the Celtics play. I sat there on Sunday afternoon, watching the injured home team lose to the Orlando Magic. There was quite a lot of media there. Enough tha...

    Blog | March 11, 2009
  10. NBA: No Bodies Available

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The playoff run is heating up. It's a fan's dream, with top teams in both conferences jockeying for position with the postseason looming. And yet ... as Stephon Marbury (a player deemed unsuitable to be a New York Kni...

    Blog | March 09, 2009
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kurt from Forum Blue & Gold will have his eye on Jazz rookie Kosta Koufos during tonight's Lakers-Jazz game. Kurt cites David Thorpe's description of Koufos' arsenal: "Want to get an idea of how diversified Koufos' ...

    Blog | January 02, 2009