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Watch Kawhi Leonard's amazing game-winner to beat Magic

Don't tell me you expected any sort of reaction after he hit the shot. Quiet Kawhi doesn't give you facial expressions. He just gets buckets, prevents them on the other end and then goes home to sit on his couch and (this part is just speculation) stare at a turned-off TV screen just because that's the sort of screeching entertainment he prefers. When the Spurs need their best...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orlando Reacts After Loss to Spurs Going into Break

AP Photo/John Raoux Probably the worst way to go into an All-Star Break. For the next week, this loss will not sit well with a large chunk of this Orlando Magic roster. It’s interesting hearing Scott Skiles, Evan Fournier, and Elfrid Payton break down how the final kind of went down. Three different perspectives of a play that caught the San Antonio Spurs napping, and very well...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fall in final seconds to San Antonio Spurs

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and drilled a jumper from the tip of the key with 0.9 on the clock to lift San Antonio to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and Patty Mills added 17 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who won their fourth straight game. Evan Fournier, whose 3-pointer tied the game with 13...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Use 31-17 Fourth Period to Claim a Late Victory in Orlando

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic let another game slip from their grasp on Wednesday night, falling to the San Antonio Spurs 98-96. Kawhi Leonard drilled a tough game-winning shot over some solid Aaron Gordon defense with 0.9 on the clock. Evan Fournier would heave a miraculous fullcourt pass that would bounce and eventually land in Elfrid Payton‘s hands. Elfrid had to release...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs avoid epic choke when Magic’s Payton misses layup at buzzer

ORLANDO, Fla. Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and drilled a jumper from the tip of the key with 0.9 on the clock to lift San Antonio to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and Patty Mills added 17 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who won their fourth straight game. Evan Fournier, whose 3-pointer tied the game with 13.3 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard's last-second shot gives Spurs win over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and drilled a jumper from the tip of the key with 0.9 on the clock to lift San Antonio to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and Patty Mills added 17 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who won their fourth straight game. Evan Fournier, whose 3-pointer tied the game with 13...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leonard lifts Spurs to 98-96 win over the Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and drilled a jumper from the tip of the key with 0.9 on the clock to lift San Antonio to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and Patty Mills added 17 points and seven assists for the Spurs, who won their fourth straight game. Evan Fournier, whose 3-pointer tied the game with...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk Orlando Trade Candidates and Deal Scenarios

The February 18th trade deadline is fast approaching and the Orlando Magic are in a position in the standings where they will miss the playoffs if they don’t make some kind of deal. No fan or member of the media views the Magic and its pieces in the same light. When I look at the 14-man Magic roster and its contracts, I break the squad down into three parts: Tradeable, Open to...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Wins in Two Days for Orlando After Defeating Atlanta in Overtime

AP Photo/John Bazemore Despite trailing by 20 points in the first quarter and being down by 18 points in the second half, the Orlando Magic found a way. The men in black took down the Hawks in Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night. Two enormous wins over the same squad in 34 hours. Orlando tallied a season-high 37 assists on their 46 made field goals. Orlando had not record...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic finish off rally, beat Hawks in overtime

ATLANTA (AP) -- Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks for the second time in two nights.Orlando, which trailed by 20 in the opening period and by 18 in the third, took its first lead at 96-94 on Mario Hezonja's 3-pointer with 3:33 remaining...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic leads Magic comeback for 117-110 OT win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks for the second time in two nights. Orlando, which trailed by 20 in the opening period and by 18 in the third, took its first lead at 96-94 on Mario Hezonja's 3-pointer with 3:33 remaining...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic’s problem with Aaron Gordon

The Orlando Magic have many important players that together, make them a formidable group to play against. The youthful and exciting backcourt duet consisting of Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo provide much excitement and energy to not only the fans, but the rest of the team as well. A skilled Nikola Vučević is a threat to most other big men in the league due to his defensive...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orlando Locker Room Reacts After Nikola Vucevic’s Winner

AP Photo/John Raoux There’s nothing like a game-winner to make you forget the past. At least for one day. That’s what Nikola Vucevic gifted his Orlando Magic teammates with by draining that glorious shot. We can focus on how bad Orlando was yet again down the stretch of that game, but for now just savor an awesome moment for a bunch of players and coaches that absolutely needed...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic’s Turnaround Game-Winner Raises Magic Over Hawks

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic were so close to choking away another contest on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon. Oh so close. Orlando was up 94-86 with 3:27 to go in the contest. They wouldn’t score another point until Nikola Vucevic saved the day with his second turnaround jump shot game-winner of the season right in Al Horford’s grill to give the home side a desperately...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic's buzzer-beater propels Magic past Hawks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Nik Vucevic hit an 18-footer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-94 on Sunday.Elfrid Payton, who set up Vucevic's winning shot with an inbounds pass, scored or assisted the Magic's final six baskets as they won for only the third time in 18 games in 2016.The Magic had gone scoreless since Payton's jump shot with 3:41 left, squandering...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic beat Hawks on Vucevic's shot

Orlando, Fla. (AP) Nik Vucevic hit an 18-footer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-94 on Sunday. Elfrid Payton, who set up Vucevic's winning shot with an inbounds pass, scored or assisted the Magic's final six baskets as they won for only the third time in 18 games in 2016. The Magic had gone scoreless since Payton's jump shot with 3:41 left, squandering...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Roll into Orlando for Easy Win Against Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux That’s 15 losses in their last 17 games for the Orlando Magic. The Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a simple 107-93 win on Friday night. Fight and pride were severely lacking from the home squad, which is unacceptable any time they play at Amway Center. Orlando shot just 42.0 FG% while coughing up 54.1 FG%. The Magic only shot 4-of-20 on triples. It’s not...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

At age 13, Magic's Fournier met Spurs' Diaw and predicted NBA future

Tonight, the Spurs (39-8) host the Magic (21-25) at AT&T Center. Orlando's Evan Fournier is particularly excited to face San Antonio's Boris Diaw.Fournier, who has played with his countryman Diaw on the French national basketball team, had a chance to play against the NBA veteran ten years ago. Diaw was 23; Fournier was 13. The video was part of a 76-minute documentary ("EVAN...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn And The Usefulness Of Pursuing Restricted Free Agents

There's no need to dance around the obvious - the Brooklyn Nets are a disaster and there's no clear path for them back to respectability anytime soon. They fired their head coach and their GM in the last few weeks, but they might as well be re-arranging deck chairs for all the good that it's going to do. The Nets are one of the worst teams in the league, they have no young talent...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner goes off on officials, calls late ejection 'B.S'

Evan Turner usually is one of the most entertaining guys in the Boston Celtics’ locker room, but he was in no joking mood after Sunday’s loss to the Orlando Magic. Turner was called for a foul on Orlando’s Aaron Gordon with just over one minute left in the game. With his team already in the midst of a pretty major collapse, Turner’s frustration boiled over, as and he took...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Six players reach double figures as Magic beat Celtics to snap streak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics.Rookie Mario Hezonja scored 17 points, Tobias Harris had 16 and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Magic.Marcus Smart led Boston with 26 points. Isaiah...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier scores 24, Gordon 22 as Magic rally to beat Celtics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics. Rookie Mario Hezonja scored 17 points, Tobias Harris had 16 and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Magic. Marcus Smart led Boston with 26 points. Isaiah...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Wrap: Boston Collapses Down Stretch In 119-114 Loss To Magic

All signs pointed to the Boston Celtics extending their five-game winning streak Sunday by beating the reeling Orlando Magic, and through two quarters, the two teams stuck to the script. Then Boston fell apart. The Magic overwhelmed the Celtics down the stretch in the second game of their back-to-back, ripping off a 20-5 run late in the fourth quarter. Marcus Smart nearly saved the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando’s Two 20-Year-Olds Lead Magic Over Celtics

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack That’s more like it. Rookie Mario Hezonja and sophomore Aaron Gordon – both 20 years old – led the Orlando Magic to victory on Sunday night. The Magic took down Boston 119-114 to snap their 8-game losing streak. Hezonja notched a career-high 17 points on a fantastic 7-of-13 shooting while Gordon notched his career-tying 19 points and career-best...
Via Magic Basketball Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

International Summer Dilemmas Exist for Some Magic Men

As this dreary January continues and the Orlando Magic keep racking up losses, some of the team’s players may already have their minds on what they’ll be doing in July. That’s because a few Magic men have some potential dilemmas ahead: Play for your national team? Not play and focus on that new NBA contract? Sit out and train with the sole focus being on the 2016-2017 Magic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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