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Let's say you're one of those who hasn't picked a side yet going into the Lakers/Celtics NBA Finals.
Orlando's goals were relatively humble going into last night's Eastern Conference Finals Game 4: (1) Don't get blown out of the water in the first quarter, (2) Get something resembling an average performance from your $118 million third option, and (3) Win or go golfing.
Ray Allen and Paul Pierce put the ball in the basket, but the real MVP of yesterday's Celtics/Magic Game 1 was Kendrick Perkins.
Every postseason there are players who make names for themselves with big shots and timely contributions.
With the NBA All-Star Weekend around the corner, and the NBA Trade Deadline right after that, there's definitely going to be some things happening in the League.
The other day, I took a look at five of the NBA's biggest signings during the offseason and graded them based on how those players have produced so far. I talked about how the Rockets have gotten their money's worth on Trevor Ariza and how the Andre Miller signing was a mistake from the beginning for Portland.
In the past few weeks, it seems the Knicks have found a winning formula and Nate Robinson isn't one of the ingredients.
Working at Dime Magazine, a ton of headlines, news and opinions pass through our website each week.
Do we need to add Orlando to the list of teams maybe interested in Allen Iverson.
This will not be your typical NBA recap, it is simply my random observations and thoughts on the game.
Even with Vince Carter's ankle keeping him sidelined for his latest return to Toronto (where he could get booed in an Orlando uniform this time), there were more than enough ready-made story lines going into Magic/Raptors: Hedo Turkoglu's first game against his old squad, the next chapter in the Dwight Howard vs.
Last year we debuted the "Highs and Lows" system -- previewing the NBA season by predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.
Last season, the Orlando Magic kind of snuck up on the rest of the league.
Missing the deadline for Sunday morning's Smack, Carmelo Anthony had the performance of the NBA preseason so far in a very late-Saturday/early-Sunday tip in Beijing -- in the same arena where 'Melo and Team USA won their '08 gold medals.
Of the four teams that played in last night's NBA preseason games, three were of the "new-look" variety: Orlando, Dallas and Detroit.
When the Magic re-signed Marcin Gortat this summer, a lot of people didn't understand the move.
White Chocolate signing with the Magic yesterday likely signaled the last offseason move by any of the NBA's legit championship contenders before training camp.