Found February 23, 2013 on
The Mars Reel:
Via Orlando Sentinel:
Just hard to imagine a team winning a game with only 8 players, especially at the NBA level.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Orlando Magic entered their game Friday night against the Memphis Grizzlies as overwhelming long shots, and the Magic knew it.
Their deals before the NBA trade deadline left them with just eight players in uniform — just seven players if you subtracted Al Harrington, who hasn’t played all season. Against the physical Grizzlies, one of the Western Conference’s best teams, eight players typically won’t do.
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Beno Udrih and Tobias Harris both showed deep-league appeal in their Orlando Magic debuts.
Jameer Nelson sat out a second straight game with a left patella contusion. That opened up minutes for Udrih immediately. The ex-Bucks point guard played 27 minutes off the bench, scoring 10 points and dishing seven assists to go with three boards and two steals. He's a nice option...
It has become a mini drama each game -- waiting to see if Al Harrington will make his Magic debut.
When Orlando acquired Harrington in the Dwight Howard deal, it was expected he would provide some veteran leadership and a stretch-4 that would enable the Magic to go small occassionally. Yes, the Magic knew they would have to wait after an infection following surgery prevented...
The reality is still setting in that J.J. Redick is no longer a member of the Orlando Magic.
He was with the team in Dallas yesterday and returned home after the announcement of the deal before heading off to Milwaukee this morning. It was an emotional day for both Magic fans and for Redick.
In two interviews -- with Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel and David Baumann...
In the face of Lebron's recent stint of greatness, numerous comparisons have been drawn between the King and His Airness himself, Michael Jordan. Most notable among these can be found in an interview on Dan Le Batard's 790 The Ticket radio show, where current Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said that he thinks LeBron is better than Michael was.Van Gundy weighed in with...
There were some new faces in Magic uniforms Saturday. They barely had time to learn basic plays in a walk through. Figuring out where these new pieces fit in the course of the season and on the fly -- let alone on the fourth game in five nights and a night after a seven-player performance -- is difficult in itself.
Saturday was going to be a difficult game any way you cut it...
(15-39) vs. (35-18)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Grizzlies by 14
Tickets: No Tickets Available on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Memphis; March 3 in Orlando
Goodness gracious, Cavs fans, this was a fun one. The good guys outscored the Magic 67-43 in the second half en route to a dominant victory Saturday night in Orlando, the team’s second largest win in the post-LeBron era (27 points vs. Bobcats on Feb. 6).
The tremendous road win also represents a complete turnaround for these two teams this season — the Magic started 12-13, but...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kyrie Irving has proven multiple times this season that he can be an unrelenting scorer when he needs to be.
Against the Magic, the Cleveland Cavaliers' young point guard showed he can also do some damage when he's creating opportunities for his teammates.
Marreese Speights scored 18 points, Alonzo Gee added 17 and the Cavaliers used a big fourth quarter...
(17-37) vs. (15-40)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Cavaliers by 5.5
Tickets: $32-$57 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 108-104 in Orlando on Nov. 23; Lost 119-108 in Cleveland on Feb. 8; Tonight in Orlando; April 7 in Cleveland
By: John Fortney – Staff Writer (@jfort753)
We’re the Magic Men! Now you see us! Now you don’t!
The Orlando Magic are in complete rebuilding mode at the moment thanks to D-bag of the Century, Dwight Howard. Yes, I said it. D-bag. If you wake up every morning and look yourself in the mirror and call yourself “superman”, You’re a D-bag. I’m serious, look it up! And I’m...
Even though Orlando has now lost 27 of its past 30 games, this is not a team that is rolling over any time soon. This is not a team opponents can simply waltz in and defeat. Some nights there might be nights of frustration where the score gets out of hand and the shots feel forced with the basket too tiny for the basketball.
Friday night very easily could have been one of those...