Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Breaking Down the Orlando Magic's 123 Playoff Games


This post is inspired by Tim Duncan solely having almost double the playoff games participated in than the Orlando Magic's 123 contests. Orlando has had 14 postseason appearances in its 25-season history. Some have gone deeper than others. That's not bad by any standard. Hopefully Orlando gets back into the playoffs next season as this franchise has missed out on the past 2 postseasons. In the meantime, below I've charted some statistics in relation to those 123 games. You'll see which Magic coaches have done better than others.


The above is why Stan Van Gundy is the greatest Magic coach in franchise history. 


It's not a shock that the Magic have historically played better at home than on the road. You can say that for just about any NBA team.

Below you'll see player team records from past postseason runs. It's a nice reminder at how many outstanding playoff scoring and rebounding (and other categories) performances have occurred in such a short period of time.

Most Points in a Playoff Game
46 - Tracy McGrady - 4/23/2003
46 - Dwight Howard - 4/16/2011
43 - Tracy McGrady - 4/20/2003
42 - Tracy McGrady - 4/28/2001
42 - Penny Hardaway - 4/29/1997
41 - Penny Hardaway - 5/1/1997
41 - Shaquille O'Neal - 5/8/1996
40 - Dwight Howard - 5/30/2009
39 - Shaquille O'Neal - 5/25/1995
38 - Penny Hardaway - 5/19/1996


Most Rebounds in a Playoff Game
24 - Dwight Howard - 4/28/2009
22 - Shaquille O'Neal - 5/16/1995
22 - Dwight Howard - 4/20/2008
22 - Dwight Howard - 5/4/2009
22 - Dwight Howard - 5/14/2009
21 - Shaquille O'Neal - 5/3/1995
21 - Dwight Howard - 4/28/2008
21 - Dwight Howard - 6/11/2009
20 - Horace Grant - 5/13/1996
20 - Dwight Howard - 4/22/2008


Most Assists in a Playoff Game
15 - Penny Hardaway - 5/25/1995
14 - Penny Hardaway - 6/11/1995
14 - Penny Hardaway - 5/23/1995
14 - Hedo Turkoglu - 5/20/2009
13 - Penny Hardaway - 5/5/1995
12 - Hedo Turkoglu - 5/17/2009
11 - Penny Hardaway - 5/16/1995
11 - Brian Shaw - 4/26/1996
11 - Penny Hardaway - 5/13/1996
11 - Jameer Nelson - 5/5/2012


Most Blocks in a Playoff Game
9 - Dwight Howard - 6/11/2009
9 - Dwight Howard - 4/18/2010
8 - Dwight Howard - 4/26/2008
7 - Dwight Howard - 4/24/2010
6 - Dwight Howard - 5/7/2008


Most Steals in a Playoff Game
6 - Nick Anderson - 5/10/1996
5 - Penny Hardaway - 5/7/1995
5 - Tracy McGrady - 4/27/2003


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