Found February 27, 2013 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
Grasping on to anything positive is a must to survive this kind of a season. The Magic have the second worst record in the league and are already facing the realization that things will get worse as the team continues its rebuilding after this summer's trade. Youth has its ups and downs.
When the Magic play a game like they did Tuesday night against the 76ers -- together, patient and with energy -- the team looks like they did at the beginning of the season. They look capable of beating anybody and competing for a Playoff spot.
That time and that Tuesday night seem so long ago. Not after Sacramento carved its way through Orlando's defense with ease and Orlando put up very little resistance at home to a team struggling like Orlando was and on a six-game losing streak.
The Kings fell behind by six points and succumbed to fouls, but that is probably the only negative Keith Smart will be able to point to. After that, Sacramento went...
BEST OF MAXIM
Tobias Harris is going to make life miserable for Moe Harkless' fantasy owners. Harris is finally getting minutes -- 31 tonight -- and he's producing. Harris scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting with a three-pointer and added six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Since joining the Magic, Harris is averaging 15 points, 6.5 rebounds, an assist and two blocks. He'...
Acquired by the Orlando Magic as part of the Dwight Howard trade, forward Al Harrington has yet to play for his new team after developing a staph infection from arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He proceeded to have four surgeries over ten weeks to clean out the area which left collateral damage. After hearing he might not play again, the fourteen-year-veteran made...
Beno Udrih came to Orlando refreshed.
His time in Milwaukee was a bit of a mixed bag. He averaged 6.7 points per game playing 18.4 minutes per game in 39 games with Milwaukee. His playing time witht he Bucks was inconsistent and Udrih expressed some frustration upon arriving in Orlando.
To him, playing for the Magic and in a new city is a new opportunity for him, as he told...
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. Sure he's a little crazy, sure he gets suspended and benched and ejected from games. Sure, controversy and drama seems to follow him at every step. But it always seemed that underneath all that there was a really good basketball player and a decent human being. Maybe this video can help show...
Way way waaaay back in the day, like in early November back in the day, I told you to go ahead and grab yourself some Tobias Harris. At that time it looked like he would start at small forward for the Bucks and possibly have a breakout fantasy season but noooooooooooooo. Instead he farted directly on your pillow and you launched him faster than you could get out your deodorizer!...
Tobias Harris started the season fairly strong, putting together some decent lines in November, but then fell out of the Bucks rotation. ”Oh Tobias, you blow-hard!” It looked like Harris’ career might be stalled. ”I got my hands on some money. I can’t say how or when … or where my wedding ring is, but my purse overfloweth.” But with a trade to the Magic right...
(19-39) vs. (16-41)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 1
Tickets: $1-$72 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 91-82 in Sacrmaento on Dec. 7; Tonight in Orlando
Mayor Kevin Johnson says Sacramento is back in the ballgame after announcing that two investors want to buy the NBA's Kings and build a downtown arena to stop the proposed move of city's only major league sports team to Seattle.
Mark Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness, will submit a bid for the team to the NBA on Friday, Johnson said in a speech Thursday night. Mastrov...
Only Important Injuries:
- Jameer Nelson out (stock up for E’Twaun Moore, Beno Udrih, Arron Afflalo)
- Kyrie Irving out (stock up for Shaun Livingston, Dion Waiters, CJ Miles)
- Anthony Davis out (stock up for Ryan Anderson, Robin Lopez)
- David Lee out (stock up for Carl Landry, Andres Biedrins)
Lineup 1 (60K)
Shaun Livingston ($3700)
Beno Udrih ($3900)
Dion Waiters ($5200...
John Salmons had 21 points to lead six players in double-figures and the hot-shooting Sacramento Kings cruised to a 125-101 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
The Kings were coming off a double -overtime loss to Miami on Tuesday, but showed few signs of a hangover, knocking down 10 3-pointers. Reserve Marcus Thornton added 20 points.
The win ends a six-game losing...
(15-41) vs. (22-32)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Sixers by 9.5
Tickets: $3-$148 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 78-61 on Feb. 4 in Philadelphia; Tonight in Philadelphia; March 10 in Orlando
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Players were high-fiving and telling jokes in the giddy postgame locker room.
It was a rare and pleasant atmosphere for the Orlando Magic, especially on the road.
Arron Afflalo and Tobias Harris scored 16 points apiece and the Magic snapped a 10-game road losing streak with a 98-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.
"It feels great,"...