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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Glen Davis scored 29 points, J.J. Redick added 21 and the Orlando Magic sprinted out to an early lead before holding off the Denver Nuggets 102-89 Friday night.
Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 23 points, with Ty Lawson chipping in 12. But Denver struggled offensively, unable to dig out of a 20-point first-half hole.
Friday marked the Magic's season-opener and first one in eight seasons without All-Star Dwight Howard, who was traded this summer in a multi-team deal involving Denver. The win was also new Magic coach Jacque Vaughn's first regular-season NBA victory.
Orlando did suffer a setback, though, with forward Hedo Turkoglu leaving the game with a broken left hand.
The Nuggets dropped to 0-2 on their season-opening three-game road trip.
Denver trimmed a 21-point first-half Magic lead to eight points late in the third quarter, but struggled in the fourth as their offensive sets stalled and the Magic were able to get some easy shots on their...
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So who will be the senior leaders in the locker room and on the court for Orlando this year? Jameer Nelson, JJ Redick and Hedo Turkoglu immediately come to mind when thinking tenure
The Orlando Magic suffered a big loss last night in their season opening game against the Denver Nuggets. Hedo Turkoglu suffered a broken left hand in the team's 102-89 victory. Turkoglu will be evaluated further today, and the extent of the injury should be determined.According to Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel, the loss of Turkoglu means the Magic will have to go...
ORLANDO - At least for one night, life without All-NBA center Dwight Howard doesn't look so bad. The rebuilt Orlando Magic, starting without Howard for the first time in eight seasons, opened a new era Friday night with a 102-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Forward Glen Davis, who has happily accepted the new leadership role, led everyone with 29 points and 10 rebounds...
One thing that is generally a staple for successful teams is the vocal leadership of players with tenure on that specific team. Senior leadership cannot be undervalued. In an 82-game season, senior leadership is invaluable, not only for their statistical contribution on the court but also for maintaining morale and unity off the court.
So who will be the senior leaders in the...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic take the first step in the post-Dwight Howard era Friday night when they open the season at home against the Denver Nuggets, and it's still anyone's guess as to what direction they are headed.
Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in August. Gone too in offseason trades are power forward Ryan Anderson and shooting guard Jason...
Nobody knew quite what to expect from the Magic as they embarked on this new era. What would this team be? Who would be its leaders?
Inside the halls of Amway Center though, preparation was being done and the team was going about its business. There were no distractions from the prying eyes of media expectations, just a quiet resolve to play together and do what was necessary...
Magic/Nuggets RunningBy Tim Povtak ORLANDO - The rebuilt Orlando Magic, playing without All-NBA center Dwight Howard for the first time in eight seasons, opened a new era Friday night with a 102-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Forward Glen Davis led the charge with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Sixth man J.J. Redick had 21 points and six assists. The Magic never trailed after...
Nine-year veteran Jameer Nelson has spent his entire professional career creating opportunities for the Orlando Magic. The point guards everyday display of power and confidence compressed into his short, stocky frame can be likened to the conclusiveness of another concentrated point, used at the ends of sentences to finalize all doubt. In Nelsons mind, he is the man. Period. And...
The Orlando Magic take the first step in the post-Dwight Howard era Friday night when they open the season at home against the Denver Nuggets, and it's still anyone's guess as to what direction they are headed.
Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in August. Gone too in offseason trades are power forward Ryan Anderson and shooting guard Jason Richardson, which means...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- J.J. Redick scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis each had 22 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns 115-94 Sunday night.
The Magic trailed by as many as 13 points early in the second half, but used a 40-point third quarter to build as much as a 21-point cushion in the fourth...