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Moore making a name for himself with Magic

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Moore making a name for himself with Magic

Remember ETwaun Moore? The player viewed by many as the other rookie in the Boston Celtics multi-team deal with the Houston Rockets to land Courtney Lee? Now hes making a name for himself on the Orlando Magic.
The Celtics selected Moore with the 55th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He saw limited playing time during his first year in Boston, averaging just 8.7 minutes in 38 games (2.9 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists). His breakout game was appropriately against the Magic last January when he scored 16 points in 18 minutes off the bench while Rajon Rondo was sidelined.
The 23-year-old guard had a solid summer league performance for the Celtics, including 25 points and seven rebounds in his final game. But when the Cs needed to move players in order to acquire Lee, Moore was packaged with fellow rookie JaJuan Johnson and Sean Williams and sent to the Rockets. Four days later, he was waived.
The Magic signed Moore as a free agent in September and the Purdue University alum got to work in the city where he had made a mark earlier in the in the year. In his first three games of the season, including two starts, he is averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 32.0 minutes. Moore is also shooting 55.9 percent from the field and a team-high 70.0 percent from three-point range.
Ive seen a maturation already just within the month of seeing his decision-making, his confidence, his ability to make shots for us, Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn said, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Moore will show his former team how far his game has come when the Celtics visit the Magic on November 25.

Rask out tonight as he recovers from practice collision

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Rask out tonight as he recovers from practice collision

BRIGHTON, Mass – The string of injuries for the Bruins continues as Tuukka Rask (upper body) is out for tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks at TD Garden after getting trucked by Anders Bjork in practice Wednesday.

Rask was wobbly-legged while being helped off the ice after the violent collision and the 21-year-old Bjork looked like he’d also needed a couple of stitches on his chin after bloodying his practice jersey.

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The big concern is Rask still being evaluated by Bruins medical personnel for a possible concussion. It will be Anton Khudobin stepping in place for him against the Canucks with Providence Bruins netminder Zane McIntyre serving as his backup.

“Tuukka is out tonight. He’s going to get reevaluated today and we’ll have a better idea tomorrow,” said Bruce Cassidy. “Anton will start [against the Canucks].”

Clearly, Khudobin didn’t like seeing his goaltending partner get drilled in a spirited practice, but the 32-year-old is clearly feeling confident after a strong camp and a winning season debut last week against the Arizona Coyotes.

“You don’t want to see that, but at the same time we’ve got to keep moving forward and hopefully he’s going to get better soon,” said Khudobin, who stopped 29-of-31 shots in the win over Arizona last weekend. “I feel good. Camp was good and everything is fine, and I’ve started better than last year. My role is just day-to-day. Today is a game day and hopefully, you get a good result, and then tomorrow is another new day.”

Otherwise, it looks like the Bruins will at least be getting some of their healthy bodies back with David Backes in the lineup and Patrice Bergeron a game-time decision against the Canucks. Here are the projected line combos and D-pairings based on Wednesday’s practice:

Marchand-Bergeron-Bjork
DeBrusk-Krejci-Pastrnak
Schaller-Kuraly-Backes
Beleskey-Nash-Agostino
 
Chara-McAvoy
Miller-Carlo
Krug-McQuaid

Khudobin 

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