Team Profiles

Denver Fires Shaw as Coach

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Denver didn’t wait for the final six weeks of the regular season to end to begin making its changes for next season. Brian Shaw has been fired as coach of the Nuggets following a six game losing streak, one shy of the franchise record, has dropped the teams record to 20-59. 

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Orlando Establishing a Defensive Identity

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In its first appearance following the All-Star break, the revamped Magic proved to no longer be a push over. Instead of surrendering easy baskets, inflated point totals and allowing a parade of 3-pointers, Orlando clamped down defensively. 

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Magic Part Ways with Jacque Vaughn

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The massive rebuilding effort in Orlando will continue without coach Jacque Vaughn. Midway through his third season with the Magic, he was let go Thursday afternoon following a slow start to the season. Assistant James Borrego has been appointed as the interim coach, but the team has already been linked to several other candidates as it was leaked to the media …

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Thunder Cruise to an Easy Victory

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ORLANDO- A season long five-game road trip couldn’t have started better for Oklahoma City. A jumper from Steven Adams 19 seconds into the contest snapped the initial tie, and the Magic never seriously threatened during a humiliating 127-99 loss. The Thunder scored the initial 13 points in the contest, without Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook tallying a single point during …

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Tyreke Evans Should Take on Sixth Man Role for Pelicans

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The 2014-15 season has been anything but easy in the Big Easy. Playing in the Southwest Division of this year’s NBA requires battling a steady diet of terrifying opponents stacked with probable All-Stars on a regular basis. In the Southwest, you play defense because everyone plays defense, you average 100 points a game, because every team in the division does the same. …

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Orlando’s Furious Comeback Falls Short

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ORLANDO- The Magic simply ran out of time against Brooklyn. The team trailed by 25 points with just under 10 minutes remaining in the game and instead of just letting the game slip away, a different lineup, featuring a player just called up from the Developmental League, made it a contest. 

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Resurgent Pistons Win Third Straight

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ORLANDO- Success had been fleeting for Stan Van Gundy during his first 30 games with Detroit, but after being given the opportunity to shape the team his way, the results have been stunning. In his first trip back to Orlando since being fired by the Magic in 2012, Van Gundy’s Pistons were able to execute his game plan flawlessly. 

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Personal Sacrifices Pay Dividends for the Cavaliers

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ORLANDO- A fourth quarter deficit didn’t last too long once LeBron James checked back into the game. Following a bad pass early in the fourth quarter, James sprinted to the scorers table and checked back into the contest before the Magic could counter with Tobais Harris. 

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New York Sad State of Mind

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It took less than six minutes Saturday afternoon for the Knicks to fall behind to another opponent by double digits. The boos to reigned down from the rafters at Madison Square Garden as New York trotted out its 15th different starting lineup in 29 games, but the results were essentially the same. Another victory that was within reach, but the Knicks …

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Magic Frustrated Following Lackadaisical Effort

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ORLANDO- The week began with seven stitches in his upper lip as the result from a collision with an elbow, but Evan Fournier was hurt for a different reason Friday night. Following a 101-94 loss to Utah, Fournier and his teammates lamented about their inability to overcome an early deficit, get the necessary defensive stops or even play the right way in …

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