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After frustrating loss, Magic determined to snap out of current funk

ORLANDO, Fla. -- There's no such thing as a sure thing in the NBA. So Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn knew there was some risk involved in deciding to pair rookie Elfrid Payton with second-year pro Victor Oladipo in the starting lineup for the first time Sunday night. Still, with the 2-23 Philadelphia 76ers providing the opposition, what was the worst that could happen? This happened...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Sixers hold off Magic to claim 3rd win of season, all on road

  Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied in the second half to claim a 96-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. The win, which ended a five-game losing streak, came as the Sixers began a seven-game road trip. All three of their victories this season have come away from home. Philadelphia trailed by 11 in the third quarter, but led...
Via AP on Fox
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76ers claim 3rd win of season, 96-88 over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied in the second half to claim a 96-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. The win, which ended a five-game losing streak, came as the Sixers began a seven-game road trip. All three of their victories this season have come away from home. Philadelphia trailed by 11 in the third...
Via AP on Fox
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Magic Musings: Lineup switch comes up short in loss to 76ers

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A starting lineup change Sunday night wasn't enough to prevent the Orlando Magic from becoming only the third team this season to lose to the Philadelphia 76ers. After falling behind by 11 points midway through the third quarter, the Sixers went on to outwork and outhustle the Magic in coming away with a 96-88 victory. Not even a game-high 23 points from Victor Oladipo...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Is Tobias Harris an All-Star?

The Orlando Magic recently put an advertisement out prompting fans to vote forward Tobias Harris into the All-Star game. At first, I laughed. Tobias Harris? I mean he’s evolved into a solid rotation player but All-Star? Surely the Magic’s marketing team had lost their minds. Then, I started to investigate. After a thorough investigation, I have changed my mind. 22 year-old Tobias...
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Magic Contemplate Defense, Effort, and Mental Strength at Practice

The Orlando Magic began their practice preparations for their Sunday matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Defense, effort, mental strength, flagrant worries with Kyle O’Quinn, and Victor Oladipo‘s bad home shooting were the themes. Evan Fournier dropped truth bombs after the Jazz loss last night, and Channing Frye picked up the slack on Saturday morning. Jacque Vaughn: ...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic Musings: Return home results in uneven performance

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic began a lengthy late December homestand a year ago by losing to the Utah Jazz, not exactly one of the upper echelon teams in the NBA's Western Conference. History repeated itself Friday night as the Jazz dominated the paint early on and came away with a 101-94 victory. The Jazz never trailed over the final three quarters and led by as many 17 points...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris to Meet Fans at Orlando Fashion Square Mall on Saturday

As part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving, Magic player Tobias Harris along with the Orlando Magic Dancers will meet fans at Orlando Fashion Square (3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803) in the mall’s basketball court to sign autographs, take photos, and participate in basketball drills. It’s happening this Saturday – December 20th – between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m....
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Become First NBA Team to Offer Apple Pay

The Orlando Magic, Chase, and E15 Group the tech and analytics subsidiary of Levy Restaurants, will be integrating Apple Pay into the Amway Center, a new category of service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure, and private way to pay. The Magic become the first team in the NBA to offer fans access to Apple Pay, which will debut in Amway Center when the Magic host...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics prove magic doesn't exist, beat the Orlando Magic, 109-92

A return to form for Jared Sullinger and big games from Kelly Olynyk, Jeff Green & Rajon Rondo helped lead the Celtics to a win over the Orlando Magic.After a seesaw 1st quarter the Celtics fell behind by as many as 10 to the Magic in the second. Late in the 2nd quarter, Kelly Olynyk scored five quick points off the bench to spark a 19-6 run to end the half putting the C's up...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Hennigan Has the Orlando Magic Moving in the Right Direction

Led by Worcester and Emerson College's own, Rob Hennigan, the young and talented Orlando Magic arrive in Boston tonight to face the Celtics as a much improved bunch.
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier Spits Blood After Tyler Hansbrough Elbow Jab (Video)

Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier’s face lived a good life up until this painful to watch elbow that ripped through it. OUCH. The post Evan Fournier Spits Blood After Tyler Hansbrough Elbow Jab (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier’s Face Gets Rearranged By Tyler Hansbrough’s Elbow

Evan Fournier found himself on the wrong end of Tyler Hansborough’s elbow during Monday night’s Magic-Pacers game. Psycho T’s elbow was inadvertent, but it was still just about as vicious as an elbow shot gets. Amazingly, Fournier got stitched up and finished the game. *Warning*: The above video just shows the initial hit, but video Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Vucevic will start against the Hawks tonight

The Orlando Magic head into tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks with a record of 9-16, fourth in the Southeast Division. The Magic have struggled, particularly on the offensive end, are 26th in the NBA in scoring. Help should be on the way tonight, as center Nikola Vucevic will be back in the starting lineup after missing time with a back injury.   Mike via Wikimedia CommonsI...
Via NBA Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando gives sizzling Hawks all they can handle in loss

The Orlando Magic gave the red-hot Atlanta Hawks all they could handle Friday night before losing 87-81. Despite getting 21 points from Victor Oladipo and 18 from Evan Fournier, the Magic became the ninth team in a row to fall to the Hawks, who are on their longest winning streak in 17 years. Both Oladipo and Fournier did the bulk of their scoring in the first three quarters. The...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Nikola Vucevic, Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton take youth on holiday shopping spree

ORLANDO -- As they continue to rack up assists on the court, Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton are also dishing out assists off the court. And while he continues to be an elite rebounder on the court, Nikola Vucevic is helping others rebound off the court. On Tuesday, the three Magic stars teamed up with PepsiCo. to take 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Orlando Player Maurice Harkless Accused of Stealing Stripper’s Cell Phone

Magic Orlando forward Maurice Harkless was accused of taking a stripper’s cell phone early Monday morning. TMZ reports that according to the San Francisco police, sources have confirmed that the NBA player came into a night club where he took a dancer’s cell phone and took it with him. They say the stripper tried to get her cell phone from him but he refused. While the 22-year...
Via Basketball Bicker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle O’Quinn Ejected, Fined 15k For Flagrant Foul

During Wednesday night’s game forward Kyle O’Quinn of Magic Orlando was ejected and fined $15,000 for flagrant foul on Los Angeles Clipper forward Blake Griffin, according to Sports Illustrated. It was just a little under six minutes remaining in the second quarter when Blake Griffin attacked the hoop after pump-faking from the free-throw line. Kyle O’Quinn...
Via Basketball Bicker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton airballs two free throws (Video)

Orlando Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton embarrassed himself in a big way on Wednesday. Late in the first quarter of the Magic’s game against the Clippers, Payton went to the line and missed consecutive free throws. But he didn’t just miss both of them — he AIRBALLED them. That probably shouldn’t be a huge...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Orlando Magic made the trade of the summer

​ Before free agency started last June, on the day of the draft, the Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic made a trade. The Magic sent Arron Afflalo to Denver for his second stint with the Nuggets, and Denver sent back Frenchman Evan Fournier, entering his third season, along with a second-round pick (which would become Devyn Marble). At the time, the Magic and their general...
Via The Sports Post
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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