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Howard’s big night seals Magical West coast sweep

Dwight Howard went to the free-throw line for an NBA regular-season record 39 attempts because Mark Jackson wanted to give his team the best chance to win. Considering that him missing 18 free-throws is the equivalent of nine turnovers and that Andris Biedrins, Ekpe Udoh and David Lee had no prayer of defending Howard one-on-one, [...]

Around the Rim: Drama out west

Clippers 95 Heat 89 (OT): Could this be the real Clippers that many people expected before the season? The Clips tightened up their defense down the stretch and rallied behind Chris Paul who had 27 points and 11 assists. A lot of people will pick on Lebron James for shrinking in the fourth quarter and [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/11/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about Kobe Bryant’s scoring this season, the Miami Heat’s loss to the Warriors and Lebron James’ role, what is the toughest arena to play in right now, how the Bulls make look winning easy, a comparison between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum and a possible [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/9/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz run down the latest on Dwight Howard trade rumors, the future for Deron Williams in New Jersey, coaching talk around the league including a couple of Hall of Fame names, the effect of the Eric Maynor injury to the Thunder, where teams stand right now and if there is truly [...]

Around the Rim: Thunder rolling, Rubio dazzles

Thunder 108 Spurs 96:  Three games in three night was no problem for the Thunder as they became the first team to complete the sweep this season with a win over the Spurs.  Interesting note: six teams have played their back-to-back-to-back already this season and all six have won the third game.  Anyway, the Thunder [...]

Video: Stan Van Gundy says Magic not at level of Bulls

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy talks to the media following the 97-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls and shares his thoughts on where his team is now, their problems and what needs to be done to get better.

Video: Derrick Rose talks Bulls win over Magic

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick talks to the media after his team’s 97-83 win over the Orlando Magic.

Video: Dwight Howard talks about loss to Bulls

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard talks about his team’s 97-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls, what his team needs to do to get better and if he would like to play with Derrick Rose.

Video: Mejia and Fritz talk Bulls win, Howard rumors

Following the Bulls 97-83 victory over the Magic on Friday night, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the game from the Amway Center in Orlando as well as the latest Dwight Howard trade rumors, issues with the Knicks and the top teams out west.

Around the Rim: Night of blowouts

A look around Wednesday night in the NBA while nothing else was on the tube. Spurs 101 Warriors 95: The Warriors looked like they had this game until the fourth quarter where the Spurs took charge.  Tony Parker stepped up, scoring 10 of his 21 points then to lead the charge.  With Manu Ginobili out [...]

Around the Rim: Heat, Thunder finally lose

A look around Monday night in the NBA in case you were watching Chris Jericho’s return to the WWE.  Mavericks 100 Thunder 87:  Dirk Nowitzki finally looked like the Finals MVP, scoring 26 points with a barrage of jumpers.  Plus, the Mavs got 47 points off the bench compared to just 25 for the Thunder.   [...]

Magic hoping some team will want to rent-a-Dwight

Dwight Howard has made his intentions known.  He wants to be traded from the Magic and has put the Nets, Lakers and Mavericks on his wish list where he would sign an extension. That hasn’t stopped Orlando and GM Otis Smith from hoping that other teams will get involved in the bidding to have the [...]

Stroll through the paint – Thursday’s soap operas

ORLANDO – It’s a big game for the Magic, one they need to generate confidence early in a season that had the air let out of it before it even started. Jameer Nelson gets a crack at Deron Williams, who is feeling the strain of having to haul the Brook Lopez-less Nets around two games [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 12/28/11

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the start of the NBA season and why not to jump to conclusions on anyone, the importance of coaching this season, the latest Dwight Howard rumors, thoughts on the Nets and attracting star players there and a look ahead to games on Wednesday and Thursday [...]

Coaching Emphasized in Shortened NBA Season

ORLANDO – Houston left it all out there for Kevin McHale in his official debut with the Rockets, so he should’ve given them every opportunity to win. Instead, he saved Hedo Turkoglu from any real embarrassment after committing the Cardinal sin of fouling a 3-point shooter in the final minute of a three-possession game, allowing [...]