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DeQuan Jones made his season debut Sunday night, scoring two points on one-for-three shooting. The 16 minutes were more of a cameo as Jacque Vaughn clearly felt more comfortable with Jones and the experience he had gained in the preseason and in practice.
Maurice Harkless should be set to join the roster and get his first court action very soon. Kyle O'Quinn has seen some time late in games so far this year. And Andrew Nicholson has played 9.0 minutes per game in two appearances and has fit into the rotation in the middle of the third quarter.
Yes, for the first time in a long time, the Magic are relying and depending on rookies for meaningful minutes and meaningful contributions. Vaughn said he wants to put the rookies in positions they can be successful and build confidence.
I will have a lot more on the rookies soon as I talked to Andrew Nicholson and Maurice Harkless before Friday's win over the Nuggets about their first games. There have been a lot of rave r...
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AROUND THE WEB
While uncertainty still surrounds the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns after major offseason changes, both teams appear to have gained some confidence with wins under their belts.
Orlando's season-opening victory, however, came at a cost.
Hoping to overcome Hedo Turkoglu's absence, the Magic try for a fourth consecutive win over the visiting Suns on Sunday night.
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...
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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.
Luis Scola led the...
ORLANDO - The Orlando Magic may have lost their superstar, but they have found a balance that has carried them to a surprisingly good start this season. The rebuilding Magic had five players score at least 15 points Sunday night, leading them to an impressive 115-94 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The post-Dwight Howard era has begun with a 2-0 start. J.J. Redick led the charge...
(1-1) vs. (1-0)
Time/TV: 6 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 1.5
Tickets: $5-$308 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 9 in Phoenix
I try to keep my Orlando Magic homerisms to a minimum around these parts because people complain about it, but one of the greatest moments of my life as a sports fan came this summer when the Magic got the Philadelphia 76ers to take Jason Richardson. That’s not a knock on the 6ers, by any means. My beef was always with Otis Smith for giving J-Rich that stupid 4-year deal before...
Orlando Magic (2-0) vs. Chicago Bulls (2-1)
The Magic and the Bulls are down their leading players sponsored by adidas. Well one of them is injured and working to a return. The other one is off in La-La Land.
Yet, in the first week of the season, no team's play may be more surprising than Orlando. The Magic have a scrappy team that runs on missed shots, forces...
On a night when the nation turns its attention to the presidential election, the eyes of some NBA fans turned their attention to the Windy City. The surprising 2-0 Orlando Magic traveled to Chicago to face the 2-1 Chicago Bulls, minus Derrick Rose.
Orlando, lacking a major star on the roster has relied heavily on team work and streaky shooting. Chicago, missing Derrick Rose until...
Dwight Howard is gone and two of their starters have already been injured, but the Orlando Magic are off to a perfect start.
They'll try to keep it that way when they hit the road for the first time.
Orlando goes for its first 3-0 start in three years on Tuesday night when the Chicago Bulls try to avoid their first set of back-to-back home losses since that same season.
(2-0) vs. (2-1)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bulls by 9
Tickets: $10-$225 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Chicago; Jan. 2 in Orlando; April 5 in Chicago; April 15 in Orlando