TAG: Orlando Magic

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Orlando Was The Best Team In The NBA This Weekend

Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris

Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Orlando Magic aren’t pretending to be anything but a franchise on the mend after Dwight Howard left town before the 2012-13 season. They’re not surprising everyone like the Suns have this year, and they don’t have an all-star caliber player injured, like Rajon Rondo in Boston. But they do have heart, and their back-to-back victories over the top team in each conference this weekend shows that parity exists despite a rash of teams that are tanking the 2013-14 season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Feb 10, 2014 / 11:00 am

Videos: Paul George Posterizes Glen Davis & Refuses To Shake His Hand

Paul George, Glen Davis

Paul George, Glen Davis (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Orlando Magic eked out a win over the Pacers on Sunday after almost blowing a lead late against the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers. Despite the loss, Paul George was in all-star form, scoring 27 points on 10-of-19 from the field, including a sick slam over Glen Davis. But when Davis came over to shake hands after the upset, George took a pass. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Rajon Rondo Really Returned On Sunday

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports)

It took his seventh game since coming back from a torn ACL, but Rajon Rondo finally led his Celtics to a victory on Sunday against a visiting Orlando Magic team. True, the Magic — No. 13 in the haphazard Eastern Conference — wasn’t exactly a heavyweight, but after starting his 2013-14 season going 0-for-6, Rondo finally got a win, and he was the largest reason it even happened. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

A Breakdown Of Every 60-Point Game In NBA History

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

There is a special place of being, an existential plateau that transcends the game of hoops. When an individual has no fear and the utmost confidence, we as the fans get to witness something truly special. Last week, Carmelo Anthony had a scoring explosion that will be remembered by Knicks fans long after his modest achievements with the franchise are forgotten. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 26, 2014 / 11:24 pm

Video: Anthony Davis Posterizes Glen Davis

Glen Davis, Anthony Davis

Glen Davis, Anthony Davis ( Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pelicans steadily wore down the Magic on Sunday night, and Anthony Davis was the biggest reason why. Combined with Tyreke Evans‘ 13 points in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans withstood a small Magic lineup that shot better than they did. But Davis controlled the boards, and he destroyed Glen Davis late in the fourth with a rim-rocker that basically put the game away. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 19, 2014 / 9:01 pm

Video: Jeff Green Skies For Towering Alley-Oop

Jeff Green

Jeff Green (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

The Celtics and Magic played Sunday night in a battle between two of the worst teams — record-wise — in a hopeless Eastern Conference. Orlando had lost their last 10, and Boston had lost 11 of their last 12 before tipiing off, so at least one of the teams was getting a win. That team ended up being Orlando, but not before Jeff Green threw down an impressively high alley-oop. Read More »

NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

5 NBA Teams That Could Save Jimmer Fredette’s Career

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette (Marc Lebryk/USA TODAY Sports)

For those who follow college basketball, we all remember the 2010-2011 season. “Jimmermania” they called it in Provo, Utah on the campus at BYU. Whenever Jimmer Fredette scored a high number of points versus opponents, Cougars fans would often chant “you got Jimmered!” The chant first broke out on the night of Jan. 26, 2011 after a 43-point performance, leading his squad to an upset against No. 4 San Diego State, handing the Aztecs their first loss of that season. That night, even Kevin Durant, arguably one of the NBA’s best scorers, took notice of the Aztecs getting “Jimmered” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

GIF: Jameer Nelson Fined $15K For “Obscene Gesture”

Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Wednesday night’s triple overtime thriller in Orlando featured a bevy of big shots, namely Glen Davis and Mike Dunleavy‘s game-tying three-pointers to foce the second and third overtimes, respectively. But in order for the game to get to the first extra session, Jameer Nelson had to knock down a huge jumper from the left wing. But his celebration after the big shot led to a $15K fine today by the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 am

Video: Davis & Dunleavy Game-Tying 3-Pointers In Bonkers Triple OT Game

Glen Davis

Glen Davis (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

What a whopper of a game in Orlando. Three overtimes including two game-tying shots within the last 15 seconds of regulation and the second overtime. The first came courtesy of Mike Dunleavy, to force a second overtime. The second featured Glen Davis pulling up well beyond the arc to force a third overtime. In the end, Chicago was victorious in their second Triple OT game of the season. Read More »