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Ricky Rubio To Return Monday Versus Mavericks

Ricky Rubio To Return Monday Versus Mavericks

dimemag.com Updated 1 hour ago
Fortunes of the Minnesota Timberwolves have drastically changed since the last time Ricky Rubio took the floor. The ‘Wolves were 2-2 with last-second losses to the Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls when the Spanish star went down with a nasty ankle sp…
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  • Rondo exits game after taking knee to face

    Rondo exits game after taking knee to face

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a head injury in the first quarter of Saturday night's 108-93 win over the Orlando Magic and did not return.
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  • Sources: Magic on verge of firing Vaughn

    Sources: Magic on verge of firing Vaughn

    ESPN.com nba.com dimemag.com Jan 30 (yesterday)
    The Orlando Magic are on the verge of firing head coach Jacque Vaughn, according to league sources.
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  • Channing Frye’s Bare Box Score Against The Bucks Was A Historic…

    Channing Frye’s Bare Box Score Against The Bucks Was A Historic Moment

    dimemag.com Jan 30 (2 days ago)
    If Channing Frye hadn’t attempted a three-pointer midway through the first quarter last night in Orlando’s 100-115 loss to the Bucks, he would have played over 15 minutes without a shot, a point, a free throw, an assist, a rebound, a block, a turnover, …
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  • Watch Victor Oladipo Fly Through Lane For Beautiful Two-Handed …

    Watch Victor Oladipo Fly Through Lane For Beautiful Two-Handed Slam

    dimemag.com Jan 29 (3 days ago)
    This wouldn’t win the dunk contest – not even close. That Victor Oladipo can do it so comfortably during a game is certainly encouraging for his coming performance on February 14, though. Watch the Orlando Magic high-flier soar through an open lane for …
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  • LaVine, Antetokounmpo headline 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk field

    LaVine, Antetokounmpo headline 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk field

    yahoo.com Jan 27 (5 days ago)
    The four-man field for NBA All-Star Saturday's marquee event has been set. As announced on NBA TV Tuesday night, the Sprite Slam Dunk will feature Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Orlando Ma…
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  • Watch Aaron Gordon Get Steal, Finish With Huge Dunk On Top Of J…

    Watch Aaron Gordon Get Steal, Finish With Huge Dunk On Top Of Jose Calderon

    dimemag.com Jan 23
    Welcome back, Aaron Gordon. In just his third game since mid-November, watch the hyper-athletic Orlando Magic rookie put his two-way ability on display by jumping the passing lane for a steal and finishing on the other end with a massive and-1 dunk on t…
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  • Brandon Jennings' career- and NBA-season-high 21 assists push P…

    Brandon Jennings' career- and NBA-season-high 21 assists push Pistons past Magic

    yahoo.com Jan 22
    Throughout the first half of the 2014-15 season, the three best point guards in the Eastern Conference have been Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks, John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors. Reasonable people can disagree …
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  • Kobe Bryant Can’t Name Five Current Boston Celtics

    Kobe Bryant Can’t Name Five Current Boston Celtics

    dimemag.com Jan 21
    The storied rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics transcends individual players. Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain were followed by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, who paved the way for Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant. Though both franchis…
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  • Russell Westbrook has brilliant reverse dunk as Thunder roll

    Russell Westbrook has brilliant reverse dunk as Thunder roll

    yahoo.com Jan 19
    A brief reminder: Oklahoma newspaper columnists aren't the only thing Russell Westbrook doesn't like. He's also not such a big fan of rims, which is why he always seems so dead-set on destroying them all the time: [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The …
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  • OKC rides 79-point first half to rout of Magic

    OKC rides 79-point first half to rout of Magic

    ESPN.com Jan 18
    Kevin Durant had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder ran past the Orlando Magic 127-99 on Sunday night.
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  • Victor Oladipo throws down game-sealing 360 dunk as Magic beat …

    Victor Oladipo throws down game-sealing 360 dunk as Magic beat Rockets

    yahoo.com Jan 14
    Granted, it's not necessarily anything new — I mean, we've seen it before — but man, Victor Oladipo's on-the-break 360-degree dunk is still a very cool dunk: It's especially cool when it comes in the final minute of the fourth quarter, off a lead-pass a…
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  • The Defensive Concerns Of Kevin Love After He Sits Entire 4th Q…

    The Defensive Concerns Of Kevin Love After He Sits Entire 4th Quarter — Again

    dimemag.com Jan 14
    On the Friday after Christmas, Kevin Love sat the entire fourth quarter in Cleveland’s second win — over the Magic — in their last 11 outings. Last night against Phoenix, he again sat the entire fourth quarter when the Cavs came back before eventually f…
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  • Nikola Vucevic posterizes Pau Gasol as Magic stun Bulls

    Nikola Vucevic posterizes Pau Gasol as Magic stun Bulls

    Hey, come on, Nikola Vucevic. Pau Gasol's an absurdly nice man — the kind of man who releases books of inspirational photography, parties on Sesame Street, wins citizenship awards, takes teammates to the opera and routinely brightens everyone's day 140 …
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  • Westboro Baptist Church to protest outside Blazers-Magic game S…

    Westboro Baptist Church to protest outside Blazers-Magic game Saturday

    yahoo.com Jan 5
    Back in October 2013, the Portland Trail Blazers became the first NBA franchise to publicly support marriage equality, throwing the support of the organization behind a proposed constitutional amendment that would have recognized marriages between same-…
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  • GIF: Stan Van Gundy Blows Kiss To Orlando Fans After Pistons Dr…

    GIF: Stan Van Gundy Blows Kiss To Orlando Fans After Pistons Drub Magic

    dimemag.com Dec 31, 2014
    In Stan Van Gundy‘s first return to Orlando since he was let go in 2012 just a month after that infamous Dwight Howard press conference where Stan claimed Howard asked management to fire him, his Pistons — still undefeated after the waiving of Josh Smit…
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  • LeBron James Clarifies “Deactivated Chill Mode” Remark (GIF)

    LeBron James Clarifies “Deactivated Chill Mode” Remark (GIF)

    dimemag.com Dec 30, 2014
    LeBron James said he “deactivated chill mode” after an incident with Tobias Harris in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ win over the Orlando Magic on Friday, and the numbers support that shift: The King scored 18 points in the game’s final 18 minutes and spurred…
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  • LeBron James Says Tobias Harris’ Trash Talk Spurred Him To Big …

    LeBron James Says Tobias Harris’ Trash Talk Spurred Him To Big Finish (Video)

    dimemag.com Dec 27, 2014
    Don’t poke the Bron. Tobias Harris did, and the Orlando Magic felt the ill-effects. After Harris and LeBron James received double technicals midway through the third quarter of last night’s game between the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers, The Kin…
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  • After Going Through Pre-Game Warmups, Kyrie Irving Won’t Play V…

    After Going Through Pre-Game Warmups, Kyrie Irving Won’t Play Versus Magic

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Dec 26, 2014
    The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Florida back-to-back just became far more daunting. After Kyrie Irving went through pre-game warmups for tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic, the reigning All-Star MVP decided it would be prudent to rest his sore left knee.…
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  • Dime Q&A: Kyle O’Quinn On His Role With Orlando, KG & F…

    Dime Q&A: Kyle O’Quinn On His Role With Orlando, KG & Full-Grown Beards

    dimemag.com Dec 22, 2014
    It is not easy for young players to adjust to the NBA, let alone endure seasons of losing and injuries that can derail all future plans. Yet, after two up-and-down seasons in Orlando, Kyle O’Quinn appears to have come into his own, both with his play on…
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  • Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 7-5

    Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 7-5

    dimemag.com Dec 22, 2014
    The NBA isn’t like other professional sports in America; they play on Christmas. Not only do they play, but the games on the national holiday signal a focal point for most NBA observers and a day when it’s finally appropriate to take stock of the first …
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  • GIF: Kelly Olynyk Shows Off Surprising Hops With Dunk On Kyle O…

    GIF: Kelly Olynyk Shows Off Surprising Hops With Dunk On Kyle O’Quinn

    dimemag.com Dec 17, 2014
    Kelly Olynyk, high-flier? Evidently. Watch the short-armed, normally ground-bound Boston Celtics big man launch from just inside the dotted line for a dunk on Kyle O’Quinn in his team’s 109-92 win over the Orlando Magic. Can’t say we saw that one coming…
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  • Video - Mavericks Win After Rondo Leaves 00:44

    Mavericks Win After Rondo Leaves

    Jan 31
    After Rajon Rondo left in the first quarter after taking a knee to the face, Monta Ellis had 25 points and 13 assists in Dallas' 108-93 win over Orlando.
  • Video - Bucks Best Magic 00:46

    Bucks Best Magic

    Jan 29
    Brandon Knight scored 16 points with nine assists in the Bucks' 115-100 win over the Magic.
  • Video - NBA Dunk Contest Participants Announced 01:53

    NBA Dunk Contest Participants Announced

    Jan 27
    ESPN's Amin Elhassan was disappointed in the field for the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
  • Video - Gordon Sick Alley-Oop 00:12

    Gordon Sick Alley-Oop

    Jan 26
    Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton threw up a nice pass to forward Aaron Gordon, who finished with a monster slam.

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