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Magic searching for team growth ☆

With the season now over, we know the Magic have matched and surpassed last season’s win total. That should be some sign that things are heading in the right direction. The Magic have made modest improvements in the win-loss column — if that is what you tend to focus on. Yet, there are still the moments when questions have to be asked. What happened to Andrew Nicholson’s post...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando finishes off season with home loss to Indiana

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic ended their season the same way it began in late October, with a loss to the Indiana Pacers. Although the Pacers rested three of their regular starters with the playoffs starting this weekend, they had more than enough firepower to post a 101-86 victory over the Magic, who again saw several of their reserves play more than usual. In addition to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic lose to Chicago Bulls. Nice job!

Dewayne Dedmon viciously blocks a foolish Tony Snell dunk attempt. As the season draws even nearer to the end, the one constant of the year remained the same. The Orlando Magic lost on the road. The Magic faced off against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, falling 108-95. With the road loss, the Magic fell to 4-37 when playing away from the Amway Center. More importantly, they inched...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Homeward bound: Magic complete road season

If we never have to see the blue or black Magic jerseys again, it would certainly be a good thing. Nothing excuses a 4-37 road record. Not youth. Not talent. Not whatever excuse you can come up with. The Magic completed the franchise’s worst road season with a 108-95 loss to the Bulls at United Center on Monday. Those questions of the Magic’s poor record can end until next season...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Heading toward the end, Nets dispose of Magic

The light is at the end of the tunnel. Everyone seems to recognize that, even Jacque Vaughn as he decided (at long last) to let a decent lineup ride toward the end of the fourth quarter even though it meant playing the same lineup for the entire fourth quarter (a bench lineup at that), making a substitution only to replace a fouled out Andrew Nicholson. Arron Afflalo, Victor Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Washington Wizards 96-86 on Friday night. The Nets were also in action Friday night, falling to the Atlanta Hawks 93-88. These two teams met back on November 3 in Orlando. Led by 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic and 17 points and 11 rebounds from Andrew Nicholson, the Magic blew out the Nets 107-86. They played again on January...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Re-Drafting the 2012 Draft ☆

Unbeknownst to them at the time, the 2012 NBA Draft actually turned out to be a pretty important for the Magic. At the time, they still had Dwight Howard and just two picks in the draft. There was still an uncertain future. And there was a very uncertain and shaky general manager. Rob Hennigan had not quite proven himself at all as a general manager or talent evaluator. But he came...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing pains in crunch time continue for youthful Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a certainty that many of the least experienced players on the Orlando Magic are going to get thrown into tight late-game situations as the season winds down. Which players? That can be a mystery. In the fourth quarter of their 96-86 loss Friday night to the Washington Wizards, the Magic used some lineup combinations which were a bit out of the ordinary for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing pains in crunch time continue for youthful Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a certainty that many of the least experienced players on the Orlando Magic are going to get thrown into tight late-game situations as the season winds down. Which players? That can be a mystery. In the fourth quarter of their 96-86 loss Friday night to the Washington Wizards, the Magic used some lineup combinations which were a bit out of the ordinary for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris sleeps on trainer’s table in Magic locker room

The grind of the NBA season can take it’s tool on the players for each team and apparently, Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris is feeling that burn. Earlier today, Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson caught his teammate taking a cat nap on one of the training tables. Apparently, Tobias had a long night of watch Law and Order: SVU and playing Titanfall: Looks like a late night...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic were victorious on Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-92. The Nets defeated the Miami Heat Tuesday night 88-87. These two teams met back on November 3 in Orlando. Led by 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic and 17 points and 11 rebounds from Andrew Nicholson, the Magic blew out the Nets 107-86. They played again on January 21 and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard work, short memory helps Kyle O'Quinn prove dependability to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Add a short-term memory to the list of things Kyle O'Quinn has been able to develop between his rookie year with the Orlando Magic and this season. The Magic's leading shot-blocker and arguably their hardest worker had a performance he would like to forget Friday night at Charlotte. O'Quinn took an uncharacteristic 20 field-goal attempts and made only...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 91-80 loss to Bobcats

It was less than 10 minutes before tip off when Jacque Vaughn informed Nikola Vucevic he would not play with a sore Achilles. That decision and injury may have changed the game as the Magic were severely lacking on the interior. Not with paint bucket himself, Al Jefferson going to work. Jefferson scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, working the interior and abusing whoever was...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobcats Breeze By Orlando Magic

If you don’t know, the Orlando Magic have been historically horrendous on the road this season. They’re still stuck on a franchise-low 4 road wins this ’13-’14 season as the Charlotte Bobcats manhandled their visitors 91-80 on Friday night. The always feared Josh McRoberts didn’t even play due to an ankle sprain. Magic shot 35.6 FG% for the game. This was the last time...
Via Magic Basketball Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers – Orlando Magic Postgame Interviews

The Magic not only endured eating a 4-0 sweep at the hands of the Cavs, but they got annihilated in the process on their parquet court. The only great news about blowouts is seeing guys like Doron Lamb actually get some well-deserved playing time. Also, Andrew Nicholson still has really short interviews. Poor Arron Afflalo. His eye gaze is the look of a man who just ran over a truckload...
Via Magic Basketball Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Rally Against Raptors Falls Short

After trailing by 21 points in the 3rd period, the Orlando Magic lost 98-93 on Sunday to the Toronto Raptors. The Magic had the ball with 8.3 seconds remaining down 3 only to commit a 5-second inbounding violation as it appeared Maurice Harkless had requested a timeout in time only for Scott Foster to reward the Raptors with possession of the ball. You question why Kyle O’Quinn...
Via Magic Basketball Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic collapse against league-worst Milwaukee Bucks

It was a race to the bottom between the Bucks and Magic. In every way. The Orlando Magic came out of the gate looking like they would cruise to an easy victory against the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks. That appearance was a fallacy, as Orlando blew an 18-point early lead to fall 105-98 in Milwaukee. Orlando fell to just 4-30 on the road this season. Leading 31-13 early in the second...
Via Magic Basketball Online
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Cold second half dooms Orlando against Pacers

After shooting 50 percent from the floor in the first half against the Indiana Pacers, the Orlando Magic went colder than the weather outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Magic tied a season low for fewest points in a half as they mustered only 29 points over the final two quarters in falling 98-79 to the Pacers, who survived a shooting drought of their own to pull away. Although...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

  The Orlando Magic snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 victory over the Boston Celtics Sunday night. The Brooklyn Nets won for the seventh time in eight games when they defeated the New York Knicks 103-80 on Monday night. The Magic are 11-30 while the Nets are 17-22. These two teams met back on November 3 in Orlando. Led by 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting through the 'pockets'

Kim Klement/USA TODAY The going theory on how best to develop the young players on teh Magic's roster is to play them. After all, the team has very low expectations (at least from the outside) and many fans believe building through the draft means taking on a lot of losses. Playing young players also means learning through mistakes and that means struggles during the...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Ejected After Flagrant 2 On Anderson Varejao (Video)

With the game out of reach and the Cavs up 106-100 Friday night, Varejao scored a layup with 10.2 seconds left and received a hard shove from Andrew Nicholson which sent the Cavs’ big man to the ground. The Magic forward was ejected for the cheap foul after it was ruled a Flagrant 2. The post Andrew Nicholson Ejected After Flagrant 2 On Anderson Varejao (Video) appeared first...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ugly ending as Cavaliers beat Magic, 109-100

None of the Cavaliers actually saw the ugly play that marred the end of Cleveland's 109-100 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at Amway Center. Anderson Varejao, all alone under the basket, made a layup to give the Cavs a 108-100 lead with 10.2 seconds left. As the ball slipped through the hoop, Orlando's Andrew Nicholson used two hands to shove down an unsuspecting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic's losing streak hits six games with 94-85 loss to Grizzlies

The Orlando Magic have played one quarter of their regular season schedule, and one of their characteristics has become increasingly clear in recent weeks. Their offense just isn't very good when they fail to move the ball. Monday night provided another example and more frustration: a 94-85 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in which the Magic made just 40 percent of their shots...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawks fall to Magic for first back-to-back losses

ATLANTA -- Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. Al Horford and Jeff Teague each finished with 15 points for the Hawks, who lost consecutive games for the first time this season. The Magic began the night having lost...
Via Fox Sports South
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando runs into tougher youth vs. Suns

ORLANDO, Fla. -- While the Orlando Magic would like to consider themselves young and athletic, they ran into a team younger and more athletic than them in the Phoenix Suns. The Suns hit the ground running and never looked back in rolling to a 104-96 victory. It was the Magic's seventh loss in their past eight games following a 3-2 start. The Magic got 20 points and 10 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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