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The first half was so easy, providing a glimpse of a Magic team capable of scoring in bunches, moving the ball and working together. The defense was solid, if not spectacular, and able to build a big lead.
The second half was a slog-fest. A battle of wills that looks like a pure preseason game. Turnovers, fouls, poor spacing, some confusion on offense and miscommunication on defense. It is the second preseason game of the year, after all. No one can fault anybody for a little bit of that.
The end result was top overall pick Anthony Bennett putting the Cavaliers on his back during the fourth quarter for 14 of his 16 points in a 110-105 win at Amway Center on Friday. He hit six of his seven shots, making difficult mid-range fade-aways over Andrew Nicholson and spotting up from beyond the arc and showing the skills that made him the top overall pick in this year's Draft.
BEST OF MAXIM
The NBA free agency period is dying down, so it time to look back at each team who they signed. Also many trades went down, which I will also recap below.
Free Agent Signings
-Singed Jason Maxiell to a 2 year deal worth 5 Million.
-Agreed to a deal with Ronnie Price.
Added through NBA Draft
Free Agents Lost
The 25th Anniversary season is upon us and the Magic are making their preparations and celebrations and releasing them slowly as the season gets set to begin. It is definitely a time for celebration.
The Orlando Sentinel is joining in on the fun now with their Bracket Buster series, a 64-player tournament to determine who the best player in Magic history...
Looks like it’s going to be a Dion Waiters night here on TNLP as Mr. Waiters had another highlight play against the Orlando Magic.
Watch as Dion soars for the two-handed slam here as he puts Orlando’s Andrew Nicholson on a poster:
Dion Waiters image courtesy of Getty Images
image from espn.go.com Tracy McGrady may have only played 4 seasons with the Orlando Magic, but those four seasons were arguably the best seasons he ever played. In the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, McGrady led the NBA in scoring with 32.1 points per game and 28.0 points per game, and in the process was a legitimate MVP candidate. That is why it is fitting that after announcing his...
Victor Oladipo had 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting, eight rebounds and three assists in Friday's preseason game for the Orlando Magic against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"He's going to be great," Kyrie Irving said of Oladipo. "He's going to be great in this league. ... His potential is out of the roof."
Oladipo was the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
(1-0) vs. (0-1)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./NBATV
Line: Cavs by 1.5
Tickets: $14-$439 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando (Preseason); Dec. 13 in Orlando; Jan. 2 in Cleveland; Feb. 19 in Cleveland; April 2 in Orlando
Former Indiana guard Victor Oladipo came off the bench for the Magic last night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett scored all 16 of his points in the fourth quarter and Dion Waiters had 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied for a 110-105 preseason victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Bennett, who missed his first five shots while picking up five fouls, hit his last six field-goal attempts, including two 3-pointers. Kyrie...
One of the players that we expect to break out this upcoming season has to be Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters and earlier tonight against the Orlando Magic, he made a pretty acrobatic lay-up.
Watch as Waiters hangs in the air and somehow gets the lay-up to bounce in off the glass:
Dion Waiters image courtesy of Getty Images
The Orlando Magic will honor Tracy McGrady in their home opener on November 1st against the New Orleans Pelicans.
McGrady will be honored at halfcourt and also be on the local broadcast doing color commentary.
McGrady retired in August after 15 NBA seasons.
The Orlando Magic's 25th Anniversary season will kick off with a celebration of one of the franchise's all-time great players and perhaps its best scorer of all time.
A Legends' Night celebration of Tracy McGrady will kick off the Magic's home season Nov. 1 against the New Orleans Pelicans. McGrady will be honored at center court and then spend some...
Tracy McGrady who officially announced his retirement from the NBA in August will be honored by the Orlando Magic on Nov. 1 during their home opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.
In addition to being recognized during a center court ceremony McGrady will serve as a color commentator during a portion of the FOX Sports Florida television broadcast.
McGrady played four seasons...