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  1. Magic fans launch StayDwight.com

    Apr 20, 2011, 1:13 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    And the campaign has begun. Well, really the campaign to keep Dwight Howard with the Orlando Magic began when Otis Smith made sweeping changes looking to upgrade the Magic roster this season by bringing in Hedo Turkoglu and Gilbert Arenas. Seeing how well that worked, some Magic fans have launched a Web Site — StayDwight.com…

  2. NBA Playoffs: Magic defense edges out Hawks in Game 2

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:59 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Orlando Magic - Game Two

    The Orlando Magic still haven’t figured out how to get consistent offensive production out of their perimeter players, but they made one drastic improvement from Game 1 to Game 2: the Magic defense is now in full effect. Atlanta played a competitive game by putting up a strong defensive front of their own and hitting…

  3. NBA Playoffs: Atlanta out to prove Game 1 wasn’t a fluke

    Apr 19, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

    Jamal Crawford, Josh Smith, Kirk Hinrich

    The conventional wisdom about Game 1 of this series misses the point. As our own Matt Moore pointed out, what Atlanta did to the Magic was what teams used to do to Michael Jordan, what teams have tried to do to Steve Nash in recent years — let him score, make him a shooter. Don’t…

  4. Orlando loss casts shadow over Dwight Howard’s future

    Apr 18, 2011, 3:36 PM EST

    Dwight Howard dunks on Jrue Holiday

    Magic fans don’t want to draw the line connecting the dots. You can’t blame them. But the loss to Atlanta seemed to move those dots toward being in a straight line. And if things don’t change Dwight Howard could connect them himself and devastate the Orlando franchise. The starting point is here: every time Dwight…

  5. Dwight Howard named Defensive Player of Year. Again.

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:33 PM EST

    Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, right, blocks a shot by Atlanta Hawks' Etan Thomas (36) during the first half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series in Orlando, Fla

    UPDATE 1:33 pm: It’s official, Dwight Howard has a three-peat as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. “I want to thank my teammates for allowing their men to get to the basket again, forcing me to block shots and pick up fouls, and sometimes technical fouls,” Howard joked at the press conference. Or half…

  6. NBA Playoffs: Dwight’s one-man show comes up short against Hawks

    Apr 17, 2011, 12:29 AM EST

    Screen shot 2011-04-16 at 11.21.47 PM

    One couldn’t possibly expect, ask, or demand more of Dwight Howard than the Magic center gave in Game 1, and yet the Atlanta Hawks were somehow still able to take an early series lead with an efficient opening salvo. Atlanta is clearly equipped to compete in this series, and though they took a brutal 46-point,…

  7. Video: Dwight Howard’s ally-opp on Jrue Holiday’s head

    Apr 12, 2011, 8:20 AM EST

    Dwight Howard dunks on Jrue Holiday

    Dwight Howard said as he started to take off he told Jrue Holiday not to jump. Their both Adidas guys, Howard didn’t want to embarrass him. Howard was going to throw down a monster dunk and he knew it. All credit to Holiday for trying, for getting back on defense and making the effort to…

  8. Bulls barely, and we mean barely edge Magic without Dwight Howard

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:22 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Orlando Magic

    Bulls 102 Magic 99. This was a fantastic ballgame that will be overshadowed by narratives about the MVP. The questions will be about how the Magic nearly beat the Bulls with Dwight Howard spending a one-game suspension for hitting 18 techs, and what that says about Howard’s MVP candidacy. The other side will respond with…

  9. Dwight Howard’s technical upheld, suspended for Sunday

    Apr 7, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    So that big Bull against Magic game for Sunday just got a lot less interesting. Dwight Howard’s technical for throwing the ball Wednesday after being called for a foul for shooting slow free throws has been upheld by the league. He is suspended from Sunday’s game because this is his 18th technical this season. Players…

  10. Dwight Howard gets technical (and suspension) for slow free throws

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:59 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Dwight Howard likely will be suspended for Sunday’s big showdown game against the Chicago Bulls because he takes to long with his free throws. Seriously. Let me explain. First, Howard already has 17 technical fouls this season. For the 16th and every other one after it a player gets a suspension. Howard has served one…

  11. If you believe in the Orlando Magic, just clap your hands

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Clippers

    “Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!” —J.M. Barrie, from The Adventures of Peter Pan. Apparently, the Orlando Magic work on the same principles as fictional fairies like Tinkerbell. They’ll die if you don’t believe in them. There’s plenty of cynicism around the Orlando Magic and…

  12. Dwight Howard’s jump shot is solid, thank you very much

    Apr 5, 2011, 8:40 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Dwight Howard’s game has evolved. There was a time when it was fair to criticize him for having nothing but power moves. Those days are gone. Now Howard has a bag of tricks to reach into and it shows as he uses a team high 27.1 percent of the possessions but still has a high…

  13. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Apr 5, 2011, 10:26 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard is a bit of a perfectionist, and this Magic team frustrates him. Read into that whatever you want about his future. Nenad Kristic says the injury and time away was tough for him. Tom Sanders was named to the Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday. If you just said “who?” then read this. The…

  14. Otis Smith will not consider trading Dwight Howard, no matter what

    Apr 2, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    Otis Smith talked to the Orlando Sentinel Friday night and gave what could commonly be considered the GM’s equivalent of “famous last words.” Dwight Howard‘s  a free agent in 2012. He’s made it pretty clear he’s going to enter free agency, while playing the oh-so-tactful play of “I love Orlando, I just want to win…

  15. Dwight Howard, Ron Artest named finalists for humanitarian award

    Mar 31, 2011, 7:25 PM EST

    Ron Artest Parade

    Ron Artest, who once jumped into the stands and got suspended for a full season, and Dwight Howard, who currently leads the league in technical fouls, are both finalists for the Walter J. Kennedy Citizenship award. The award is given each year to an NBA figure who shows “outstanding service and dedication to the community.”…

  16. Dwight Howard says Magic are tired, need some days off

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:08 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Boston is slumping as they try to get guys healthy for the playoffs. San Antonio has lost four straight as guys sit trying to get healthy and rested for the playoffs. Dwight Howard looked around the Orlando locker room after his team lost to Atlanta Wednesday and told the Orlando Sentinel maybe there is something…

  17. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Atlanta makes a playoff statement to Orlando

    Mar 31, 2011, 8:56 AM EST

    Josh Smith

    What you missed while eating out of your Death Star cookie jar… Orlando knocking off the Suns was our Game of the Night. Hawks 85, Magic 82: This was a preview of a first round playoff matchup in the east (Orlando is locked in at the four seed, Atlanta the five). These two teams met…

  18. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:31 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard caved — he had his beard trimmed. He was the first Magic player to do so since they decided to grow playoff beards as a team. Fortunately for all of us, Stan Van Gundy is not playing along. If — really, when at this point — the Kings move to Anaheim, the Lakers…

  19. Don’t ask Shaq about facing Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum in the playoffs

    Mar 25, 2011, 4:52 PM EST

    shaq-dwight-howard

    Shaquille O’Neal has only appeared in 36 games for the Celtics this season, and hasn’t appeared in any since Feb. 1. But Boston didn’t add Shaq for the regular season, they added him with the hope that he’ll provide some size and depth at the center position for what the team hopes will be another…

  20. Derrick Rose will win MVP. There are better choices.

    Mar 24, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Chicago Bulls

    Stan Van Gundy is right — Derrick Rose is going to win the MVP award this year. He has everybody including Michael Jordan’s endorsement. Influential media members are lining up behind him. The question is: Does he deserve it? Or, more accurately, do others deserve it more? You can make a good argument for Rose…

  21. Orlando Magic growing NHL-style playoff beards

    Mar 24, 2011, 10:05 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Playoff beards are an NHL tradition — you let it go as long as your team stays alive. So by the finals the guys look like Canadians who opted to be lumberjacks rather than hockey players (oh he’s a lumberjack and he’s okay, he sleeps all night and he works all day). Now Orlando is…

  22. Jimmy Fallon challenges Dwight Howard to random object shooting contest

    Mar 23, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    Howard Free Throws

    I’ll admit it, we bought my toddler daughter one of those mini basketball hoops and I’ve spent time trying to shoot rocks, charcoal briquettes, golf balls and anything else I can get my hands on through it. Consider this the adult version of that — Jimmy Fallon and Dwight Howard trying to shoot Shamrock Shakes…

  23. Abdul-Jabbar says Howard has “blind spots” in his game

    Mar 23, 2011, 6:11 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard is having a phenomenal season. The 25-year old center is scoring 3.3 more points per 40 minutes than he did a year ago, is the key player on one of the five best defenses in the NBA, is still a monster on the boards, and has a decent chance at winning his first…

  24. Dwight Howard went off again, must be on an MVP ballots

    Mar 17, 2011, 4:12 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    I don’t labor under the illusion that Dwight Howard is going to win the MVP. Derrick Rose seems to be pulling ahead in that race and if the Bulls keep winning (especially if they get the top spot in the East) he will be a deserving recipient. But Dwight Howard needs to be on the…

  25. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Orlando tries to throw it away but still wins

    Mar 17, 2011, 8:34 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    What you missed while watching Wile. E. Coyote in 127 hours…. The latest beat down of the Heat, this time by the Thunder, was our game of the night. Magic 93, Bucks 89 (OT): The way the Magic played the end of regulation they are lucky to have won (and earned a playoff spout with…

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