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Mired in a lengthy losing stretch, the Orlando Magic can't be happy to see the Toronto Raptors again.
Defensively challenged Orlando tries to avoid a four-game season sweep at the hands of visiting Toronto on Thursday night.
The Magic (14-27) haven't been able to slow anyone down of late, allowing 106.2 points per game - 7.3 more than their season mark - during a 2-14 skid.
Two of those losses came against the Raptors (15-27), who pulled out a 93-90 home win Dec. 21 before cruising to a 123-88 rout at Amway Center eight days later. DeMar DeRozan scored 21 and Jose Calderon had 15 points and 10 assists in that most recent matchup as Toronto shot a season-high 56.1 percent.
The Raptors also won 97-86 on Nov. 18, snapping a three-game skid in the series. Their only season sweep of Orlando came in 2006-07.
"They've been pretty tough for us," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "They made shots last time here in our building, and that kind of snowballed in the...
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Magic forward Glen Davis didn’t get his nickname from being scrawny. Before Tuesday’s game with the Pistons, “Big Baby” went searching for his pre-game peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which apparently was supposed to be made by rookie Andrew Nicholson. Davis interrupted an interview Nicholson was having with Fox Sports Detroit’s Justin White to interrogate. He was disgusted...
Nikola Vucevic didn't play in the fourth quarter but still finished with a double-double (19 points and 14 rebounds).
Vucevic did his damage in just 30 minutes. Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn told Magic beat writer Josh Robbinsthat he sat the center in the fourth quarter due to matchups.
Vucevic added three blocks and an assist in the loss. He's 79-percent owned in Yahoo...
J.J. Redick was inserted into the starting lineup Tuesday, and he was scorching hot, going 9-for-10 from the field, 5-for-6 from deep and 3-for-4 from the line for 26 points. He added two rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes.
Redick is playing really well this season, averaging 14.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, .5 steals and .1 blocks with 89 3-pointers.
While everyone has been talking about the Lakers downfall, the Celtics haven’t been that much better. They are looking old and shooting horribly lately, so they are looking to bring in some help before trading deadline.
Hearing Celts, even before season-worst 7-for-32 shooting from 15+ feet in NYK loss, have ramped up their interest in Magic’s J.J. Redick
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ORLANDO -- DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, including a fallaway jumper at the buzzer, to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 97-95 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night at Amway Center. DeRozen had 14 points in the fourth quarter, including his dramatic 18-foot game-winning shot with two defenders around him. Unheralded center Amir Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love buzzer beaters and during tonight's Orlando Magic/Toronto Raptors game, Raptors star Demar Derozan played hero.With less than five seconds remaining watch as Demar while being guarded by two Magic defenders hit the game winner:
We are nearing the midway point of the season and largely the teams that are in playoff contention have sorted themselves out. In the next 41 games for Orlando, a lot is going to be determined. But seeing as the Magic are 2.5 games out of the final Playoff spot, the Magic are close enough to keep fighting but struggling enough to think about the future.
A 14-26 record with losses...
As we constantly remind folks on here, Glen Big Baby Davis is a different type of cat. Orlando Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson was giving Fox Sports an interview when Davis interrupted to remind him of something.
See Nicholson is a rookie, and in professional sports leagues, rookies go through some sort of hazing whether it be carrying bags, getting breakfast, or in Nicholson’s...
The urgency was awoken within the Magic late in the fourth quarter. Wittling down an 11-point lead would no longer cut it with time running out. Drastic action was needed.
A J.J. Redick 4-point play to tie the game with 50 seconds left. A Glen Davis offensive rebound and pass to E'Twaun Moore for a game-re-tying floater with 20 seconds left. A key foul from Davis had the...
ORLANDO -- Hours before Thursday night's game Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey talked about teaching his young team "to make winning plays in clutch situations." Guard DeMar DeRozan, obviously, is a quick learner. With two defenders hanging over him, DeRozan came to the rescue, hitting a game-winning, fallaway jumper from 22 feet as time expired, leading the Raptors...
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(14-26) vs. (15-25)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pistons by 5
Tickets: $1-$113 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 110-106 in Auburn Hills on Nov. 16; Won 90-74 in Orlando on Nov. 21; Tonight in Auburn Hills; Jan. 27 in Orlando
DeMar DeRozan hits a tough fadeaway as time expires and mean mugs the Orlando Magic as the Toronto Raptors walk away with a 97-95 win:
Old triple double king vs new triple double king.
Last night Rajon Rondo recorded his 4th triple double of the season. He's now got twice as many as anyone else; LeBron James and Jose Calderon (Seriously? Jose Calderon?) have two a piece. In last year's regular season Rondo had 6 triple doubles, while nobody else recorded more than one.
Over the past two seasons combined...