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The only interesting thing from any hecklers tonight? A heckler said: "Stan Van Gundy, baby!" as D12 sat on the bench.
Is Amway Center playing "Blurred Lines" right now: yes
But, again, the overall level of booing is far less than D12 received when he returned to Staples Center this season.
Dwight highlights in video: alley-oops against Spurs, on Jrue Holiday, and against Celtics; some blocks; post moves
Mostly boos during the Dwight Howard tribute video. Howard watched from the Rockets bench stonefaced.
Fans didn't sustain the boos throughout the video. Lost steam.
Here it is: Boos start before the video even does
E'Twaun Moore nails a well-contested, fading floater at the end of the first quarter to put Magic up, 32-19. How this game has gone so far
Donatas Motiejūnas anagram: A sustained jam onto
In his last five games, E'Twaun Moore is shooting 45 percent from the floor and 40 percent from three for nine points per.
The Magic have made 12 of their first 17 shots.
Someone just posted a doge message to the MagicVision. Along the lines of "Such basketball. Much amaze."
That dunk Arron Afflalo made moments ago is only his second of the year, if I'm not mistaken.
Section 223 sort of a ghost town at 7:14 http://t.co/pAsfVVVsuE
Amway crowd cheering every time D12 touches ball. Fans cheer when Dwight is twice stripped of the ball and when he's called for goaltending.
Dwight Howard: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 turnovers in the game's first five minutes. Magic lead 12-8.
Lots of empty seats in the arena tonight . . . 4 minutes in. This is not an electric atmosphere.
Magic won the tipoff. Magic fans cheered. The first time Magic fans cheered after a tipoff that I can remember.
With Jameer Nelson and Victor Oladipo out, Arron Afflalo gets introduced last here in Orlando.
Dwight Howard didn't seem the least bit bothered by the booing.
Late-arriving crowd tonight for Dwight's return. Wide swaths of lower-bowl seats vacant.
Chandler Parsons got some nice cheers in pregame intros. Dwight Howard received sustained boos.
Dwight (cont'd): "... Hopefully, the fans here will forgive me for how the situation ended. But my love for the city will never change.”
Dwight (cont'd): " . . . and even though it’s only been a year, I’ve forgiven the people that I needed to forgive. . . ."
Dwight (cont'd): "... But at the end of the day, I think time heals all wounds. . . ."
Dwight: “Last year it was a little bit fresh for a lot of the Magic fans. They were really upset with how things went down..."
D12: "Time deals all wounds. I’ve forgiven the people I needed to forgive. Hopefully the fans can forgive me for how the situation ended."
In today's Magic game program… http://t.co/qyiFucym8C
Chandler Parsons expects about 100 friends, family and family friends in the arena tonight.
Dwight Howard seems relaxed as he warms up for tonight's game in ORL: http://t.co/Li8pLd74q6
Vic Oladipo's left ankle is sore -- but not from one particular play, Jacque Vaughn said. Just general soreness.
Magic place Jameer Nelson on injured reserve, activate Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo is the only Magic player who has played in all 62 of the team's games. That streak will end tonight.
Oladipo has a sore left ankle, while Nelson won't play because of a lingering illness.
Victor Oladipo (sore left ankle) and Jameer Nelson (sick) will not play tonight.
In addition to the 1st-Q video tribute, the Magic's 25th-anniversary highlight tonight will be D12's Slam Dunk Contest win.
Jameer Nelson (illness) did not participate in the Magic's shootaround today. He'll be a gametime decision.
We are about to have blockbuster names in NBA free agency... and nobody cares. Why? We are desensitized. i.e. LBJ's "Decision" & Dwight...
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10
All About the Benjamins
2nd OT. Come on Providence lets get this done ya boy is getting sleepy
Ok no good
Come on Providence!!
I've always said there will be a day where Orlando forgives Dwight Howard. Tomorrow is not that day.
Gtech is eating this zone up!!
We should also distinguish b/t these video tributes (see previous tweets) and Legends Nights (Penny, Tracy, Horace, et al.)
Some former players/coaches to whom Orlando has paid tribute w/ video this season: Randy Ayers. Zaza Pachulia. Ty Lue. Gus Ayón.
For context on Dwight video: only former Magic player/coach not honored w/ one this year is Beno Udrih. Everyone else got one.
Can we please get a easy win
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Magic players love Joe Rogowski. They speak very highly of him.