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Magic Bull-ied by Chicago 112-80

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Timing is everything. Sometimes one team can beat another if they catch them at the right time. Or, they can catch them at the wrong time, which is what happened to the Orlando Magic on Monday night. The Chicago Bulls routed the Magic out of the United Center 112-80, snapping Orlando’s three-game winning streak. The Bulls ended a three-game losing streak that included a home loss to the New York Knicks and Saturday’s blowout loss in Indianapolis to the Pacers.…

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New-look Magic set to open 2016-17 season vs. Heat

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With the Orlando Magic set to open the NBA season on Wednesday, fans have two basic questions; are they better than last year and if so, can they make the playoffs? The Miami Heat is the perfect opponent to gauge both short-term and long-term improvement. After Miami routed the Magic in the pre-season, the 2016-17 season begins tonight at the Amway Center at 7:00 p.m. The same questions were asked last year. Over the course of the season they were…

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Heat forward Chris Bosh fails physical, future in doubt

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Chris Bosh‘s plan to resume playing is now in jeopardy, after medical examinations performed in recent days convinced the Miami Heat that he is not healthy enough to return to the court. And Bosh may have provided a clue why. The Heat announced Friday that they still cannot clear Bosh for a resumption of basketball activities, based on the result of his preseason physical – a series of tests conducted over the past few days. Their announcement came two days…

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Dwyane Wade says decision to leave Miami Heat remains ‘surreal’

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Dwyane Wade danced onto the stage holding TV host Kelly Ripa‘s hand Thursday morning, settled into his chair and smiled broadly as the studio audience roared with cheers and applause. Not even a full day after deciding to leave the Miami Heat and join the Chicago Bulls, Wade guest-hosted “Live With Kelly” on Thursday in New York – fulfilling a commitment he made several weeks ago. He spent a few minutes at the start of the opening segment talking about…

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Dwyane Wade holds coach’s IQ in his hands

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Whitey Herzog is one of the all-time great managers in baseball history. Based on his success with the St. Louis Cardinals, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a master manipulator, but realized his players were even more responsible for his success. When his closer, Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter, left St. Louis in 1984, Herzog assessed the situation. “I just got 25 games dumber,” he quipped. Erik Spoelstra might be in the same position very…

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LeBron James ends the debate, no one can deny his greatness now

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The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well. Best player in basketball? His name is LeBron James. This is why he went back to Cleveland, to deliver a title, to end the city’s epic championship drought and finally give Northeast Ohio what it craved for nearly 52 years. It’s done. And now he’s free. Anything that happens from here is icing atop a three-tiered championship cake for James. There’s absolutely nothing left for James to…

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Raptors throttle Heat with second half blitz

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The Toronto Raptors turned it on in the second half on Sunday and won Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final series with the Miami Heat, 116-89. Toronto dominated the boards, protected the ball and aggressively took it to the beleaguered Heat in winning their first conference title. Toronto’s star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan struggled throughout most of the playoffs, but not Sunday. Lowry put up 35 points, seven rebounds and nine assists while DeRozan posted 28…

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