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1) Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel says don't jump to conclusions with the latest Monta Ellis and Steve Nash rumors. Kyle Boenitz of Crossover Chronicles wonders if Steve Nash would be enough to keep Dwight Howard in Orlando.
2) Stan Van Gundy spoke with all the Magic players at the first practice after the All-Star Break and, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports challenged Ryan Anderson to be a better defensive rebounder. He answered the call in the Magic's win over the Wizards. Ultimately it was a late-game run that sealed the win.
3) Brian Serra of Magic Basketball Online gives his primer for the next two weeks leading up to the trade deadline.
4) Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman noted that the Thunder's weakness -- poor half-court execution -- reared its ugly head again in the third quarter in Philadelphia.
5) Kevin Durant may have won the All-Star MVP in Orlando... but he has still not won a regular season game in Orlando since Oklahoma City moved from Seattle. Interesting.
7) The NBA rescinded one of Dwight Howard's technical fouls, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports, leaving him with seven on the year.
8) In case you haven't seen it... the song that is sweeping Orlando.