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Orlando Magic Daily:
The Magic's home finale mirrored their season in so many ways.
There was the hot start led by surprising energy from players no one expected to do anything. There was Nikola Vucevic slipping by Carlos Boozer for an offensive rebound and put back. There was Tobias Harris splitting the double team and going in for an emphatic dunk. There was Maurice Harkless driving to the rim and finishing with authority.
Things seemed so nice.
Then reality kicked in. The Bulls adjusted. The defense tightened. The young Magic could not figure them out. As young teams are likely to do against a dialing in Chicago team. The Bulls were prepping for the Playoffs and going through their paces with deliberateness and focus.
Orlando is not at that level yet. Not in experience and not in skill.
So with the Bulls hitting five of their first seven 3-pointers, they opened up a double digit lead entering the half and expanded it out to 20 for much of the second half. Chicago, always leani...
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With the season coming to a close, the NBA's awards season is picking up full steam.
Magic fans will be paying close attention this year even with a 20-61 record and possibly the worst record in the league. Nikola Vucevic is one of the major candidates for the Most Improved Player award. His candidacy has been picking up steam as he continues to pour in double doubles and...
Via Orlando Magic press release
Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2013) In celebration of the Orlando Magics silver season, the team has unveiled a commemorative 25th Anniversary logo. This additional look celebrates the past, incorporates the present and previews the future. As the team and the Magic brand continues to grow, the logo meshes the original pinstripe jersey design with the...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Boozer scored 22 points, Luol Deng added 18 and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game losing streak with a 102-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
The win, which was the Bulls' fifth straight over the Magic, also keeps alive their hopes of catching of Atlanta for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. They conclude their regular-season...
The Orlando Magic will commemorate their 25th anniversary as a franchise next season with a new logo and throwback jerseys.
According to Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel:
The Magic will celebrate their 25-year anniversary as an NBA franchise next season with a new logo and also wear throwback replica jerseys from their 1989-90 expansion season.
“The logo celebrates the great 25...
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Jameer Nelson will not play tonight in the Magic's home finale against the Bulls. And with just one more game reamining, the sprained ankle he suffered on March 29 appears to have claimed the remainder of his season.
This is not so surprising since the Magic have devoted the latter half of this season to developing young players...
The Magic will close their 24th home season Monday night against the Bulls with the usual pomp and circumstance that comes with the final game of the season. Well, maybe not the usual as the Magic will miss the Playoffs for the first time since 2007.
It was a difficult season as Orlando cratered to the bottom of the standings, but there was a lot for fans to still be excited...
Sadly for Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson, the below trick that he used to try and secure a jump ball against the Toronto Raptors was not a legal play.The moment happened in the fourth quarter on Saturday and gave fans at the Air Canada Centre, a chuckle or two.Since Gay is nearly a foot taller than Nate, Robinson figured that he wasn't going to win the tip and instead Nate...
The Orlando Magic is set to officially unveil 25-year anniversary commemorative patches during the team's season finale against the Chicago Bulls.
The Knicks announced that they have signed free agent swingman Quentin Richardson. Richardson, 33, last played in the 2011-2012 season with the Orlando Magic where he averaged 4.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18 minutes per game.
Richardson previously played with the Knicks from 2005 until 2009.
The Chicago Bulls' undefeated stretch against playoff teams is over. Their winning streak against the Orlando Magic isn't.
Chicago will try to win its fifth straight over the Magic - and avoid a season high-tying third straight defeat - on Monday night when it closes out its road schedule.
With a chance to move into fifth in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls (43-37) lost...
While Derrick Rose doesn't appear likely to return, the Chicago Bulls are getting relatively healthy as they wrap up the regular season.
That certainly won't hurt the Bulls' chances as they look to finish with the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday night when they host the sinking Washington Wizards.
After losing four of five, Chicago (44-37) seemed to...