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John Tomase
January 21, 2018 - 3:25 pm
For a team with the best record in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics don't play with much of a margin for error. They've leaned on Kyrie Irving for scoring all year, and when they struggle to get baskets elsewhere -- which is often -- they turn games over to a hustling, scrambling defense that...
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Rob Bradford
November 25, 2017 - 12:05 am
Terry Rozier had just scored a career-high 23 points, been mobbed by a throng of postgame media and was already on his way toward Saturday night's game in Indiana. It all led one reporter to ask another reporter what seemed like a semi-pertinent question. "Can Rozier be as good as Avery Bradley?" "...
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Rob Bradford
November 05, 2017 - 9:25 pm
The win was a good one for the Celtics, handily beating an Orlando Magic team that had gotten off to a surprisingly good start. But, really, Sunday night's 104-88 victory had a sort of ho-hum feel to it. What was far more interesting was the opportunity it afforded to look back at what has become...
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January 19, 2014 - 3:44 pm
In the race to claim one of the NBA'€™s worst records, this would have been a good night for the Celtics . But for those hoping for some wins, the 93-91 loss to the Magic was about as demoralizing a game as this season has presented. The Celtics  lost for the 14th time in their last 16 tries,...
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July 03, 2012 - 5:59 am
Even after landing All-Star guard Joe Johnson in a trade Monday and amidst being a front-runner to re-sign Deron Williams , the Nets are in active pursuit of trading for Dwight Howard , according to a report ESPN'€™s Chris Broussard . Broussard says the Nets and Magic are in talks of a trade that...
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June 26, 2012 - 8:15 am
Amid reports that the Rockets are trying to put together a blockbuster trade to acquire Dwight Howard '€™s services, sources close with NBA.com'€™s David Aldridge say there is '€œnot a chance'€ the All-Star center would stay in Houston for more than one season. ESPN.com reported Sunday...
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May 24, 2012 - 6:44 pm
Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Shaquille O'Neal might interview for the vacant Magic general manager position as soon as next week, but in a written statement the former NBA All-Star and current TNT analyst said Thursday afternoon that he has declined an interview invitation from the Magic...
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May 22, 2012 - 6:49 am
Even though coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith lost their jobs with the Magic on Monday, Magic center Dwight Howard reportedly still wants to be traded out of Orlando by the start of next season , according to former ESPN basketball analyst Chris Sheridan . Earlier this season, it...
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February 15, 2012 - 7:05 am
The principals are similar: once-in-a-generation dominant center, career opportunities beyond basketball, free agency and the Magic. Yet Shaquille O'Neal believes the predicament facing soon-to-be free agent superstar Dwight Howard is not the same as the one he faced in 1996. Despite leaving the...
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June 18, 2011 - 9:43 am
Confirming past reports that they would be shopping their leading scorer, the Warriors offered Monta Ellis for Magic center Dwight Howard , according to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. Givony tweeted Saturday, "The Dwight Howard sweepstakes have begun. Golden State offered Ellis, Andris Biedrins...
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