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Magic Musings: Orlando holds its own in loss to East-leading Hawks

After looking as if they might be run out of Philips Arena in the opening minutes Friday night, the Orlando Magic bounced back to give the Atlanta Hawks all they could handle. But the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference showed their toughness down the stretch in pulling out a 95-88 victory. Despite getting 21 points and 15 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic, the Magic lost...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Magic tracker: Second edition

With close to half of their roster born in 1992 or later, the Orlando Magic began the season as the NBA's fourth-youngest team and therefore need to figure out which players have a future with them. Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOXSportsFlorida.com's Ken Hornack takes a closer look at those players, measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress. EVAN FOURNIER...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic rally to down Pelicans

In the games leading up to former coach Jacque Vaughn's firing earlier this month, the Orlando Magic looked lost on the defensive end of the floor. So far, interim coach James Borrego is keeping true to his promise to make the rest of the season all about defense. The Magic held the New Orleans Pelicans to 13 points in the fourth quarter and 37 points in the second half on their...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton thrive as Magic beat Pelicans

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Victor Oladipo had 22 points, Nik Vucevic had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 95-84 on Friday night. Evan Fournier added 16 points. It marks the first time the Magic have posted back-to-back wins since Jan. 14. Orlando trailed by four at the half, but used a 9-0 run early in the fourth quarter to take...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton thrive as Magic beat Pelicans

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Victor Oladipo had 22 points, Nik Vucevic had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 95-84 on Friday night. Evan Fournier added 16 points. It marks the first time the Magic have posted back-to-back wins since Jan. 14. Orlando trailed by four at the half, but used a 9-0 run early in the fourth quarter to take...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Prove to be Impressive in Win Over Pelicans

AP Photo/Reinhold Matay The first game out of the All-Star Break for the Orlando Magic and they got a hard fought 95-84 victory over a Pelicans team that is clawing for a Western Conference playoff spot. It’s a strong win considering New Orleans shot 22 more free throws than Orlando. Magic shot 50.0 FG% in the contest while holding their opponent to 42.0 FG% and 5-of-19 on 3-pointers...
Via Magic Basketball Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Fall to Bulls Despite Leading by 6 Points in Final Minute

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic let one get away in heartbreaking fashion, falling to the Chicago Bulls 98-97. After being up 6 points in the final minute of the contest, Orlando was down a point but still had a chance to win with the final possession. Nikola Vucevic missed a good post-up look, the Magic missed the tip-in attempt and that was the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn

Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Orlando Magic fired coach Jacque Vaughn, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 5, 2015 Assistant coach James Borrego is expected to become interim head coach. The Magic have lost 10 straight games...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Up Your Trick Shot Game for Season Tickets, Orlando

The Orlando Magic and Mountain Dew are challenging fans to the Magic Trick Shot Challenge for a chance to win 2015-2016 season tickets and be featured at a Magic home game in April. Magic players Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic recently showed off their trick shots off an Amway Center balcony recently. Fans can post their videos to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic come up short against Nuggets in Evan Fournier's return to Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Ty Lawson scored 23 points, Arron Afflalo had 17 against his former team, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 93-90 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive win. The Nuggets also got a key contribution from Jusuf Nurkic, who had eight points in his first career start in place of Timofey Mozgov, who was traded to Cleveland earlier in the day in exchange...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier returns to Denver in larger role for Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As 2014 drew to a close, the weather forecast called for a low of 13 below in Denver and the possibility of four inches of snow over the weekend. When Evan Fournier awoke to begin the new year, temperatures in Orlando were expected to get up to 65 degrees. It hasn't just been in a climate-related sense where the 22-year-old native of France has warmed to his surroundings...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack All you had to do was watch Evan Fournier examine the final stat sheet following Tuesday’s loss, and you would understand how frustrating a defeat it was for the Orlando Magic. Fatigue wasn’t an acceptable excuse in their eyes. Evan Fournier:   Below are interviews of Jacque Vaughn, Victor Oladipo, and Tobias Harris.   Jacque Vaughn:   Victor...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic assign Devyn Marble to NBA Development League

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic announced Friday that guard Devyn Marble has been assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. Marble, a rookie out of Iowa, has played in only five of their first 31 games. Since straining his right rotator cuff Nov. 11 against Minnesota, his one appearance came when he played five minutes Nov. 12 at Atlanta. He was on their inactive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

It's not everyday you see a 27-3 run in the 4th quarter...

With 10:45 remaining in the fourth quarter last night, an Evan Fournier layup gave the Magic an 87-60 lead over the Celtics.  Here's what happened on Orlando's next 18 trips up the floor:turnoverturnovermissed jumpermissed layupmissed jumpermissed free throw (1 and 2)made three-pointermissed jumpermissed jumperturnovermissed jumpermissed three-pointerblocked shotturnoveroffensive...
Via Celtics Life
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Lineup switch comes up short in loss to 76ers

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A starting lineup change Sunday night wasn't enough to prevent the Orlando Magic from becoming only the third team this season to lose to the Philadelphia 76ers. After falling behind by 11 points midway through the third quarter, the Sixers went on to outwork and outhustle the Magic in coming away with a 96-88 victory. Not even a game-high 23 points from Victor Oladipo...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Contemplate Defense, Effort, and Mental Strength at Practice

The Orlando Magic began their practice preparations for their Sunday matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Defense, effort, mental strength, flagrant worries with Kyle O’Quinn, and Victor Oladipo‘s bad home shooting were the themes. Evan Fournier dropped truth bombs after the Jazz loss last night, and Channing Frye picked up the slack on Saturday morning. Jacque Vaughn: ...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier urging more toughness after Magic's loss to Jazz

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Evan Fournier's week began with him spitting up blood after a stray elbow by Tyler Hansbrough of the Toronto Raptors caught him in the lip. It ended Friday night with him spitting mad over the way the Orlando Magic came out to play against the Utah Jazz. Losing for the third game in a row and the fifth time in their last six games should have been aggravating enough...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier: “We’re Just Not Tough Enough” & More Jazz-Magic Postgame

  Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Evan Fournier said it all tonight after the Magic lost to the Jazz at Amway Center: “Look at ourselves in the mirror. Come tomorrow to work. Be ready to practice. ‘Cause we’re going to play the Sixers. Yes they are the worst team, but they play really hard. So if we don’t play hard, they’re going to kick our ass at home...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris not enough for Magic against Jazz

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward added 20 points to lead Utah to a 101-94 victory over Orlando on Friday night. The Jazz, who won in Miami Wednesday, claimed back-to-back victories for the first time this season. Enes Kanter added 11 points and Trey Burke had 11 points and five assist for Utah, which shot 53.4 percent against a...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Hand Magic Another Frustrating Defeat at Home

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are now 3-7 at Amway Center this season after a 101-94 loss against the Utah Jazz on Friday evening. Home not so sweet home. Utah shot 53.4 FG% and won the rebound battled 42-34. The Jazz doubled up Orlando on free throw attempts 24-12. Orlando stuck around due in large part to shooting 12-for-22 from 3-point range...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Return home results in uneven performance

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic began a lengthy late December homestand a year ago by losing to the Utah Jazz, not exactly one of the upper echelon teams in the NBA's Western Conference. History repeated itself Friday night as the Jazz dominated the paint early on and came away with a 101-94 victory. The Jazz never trailed over the final three quarters and led by as many 17 points...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris not enough for Magic against Jazz

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward scored 20 to lead Utah to a 101-94 victory over Orlando on Friday night. The Jazz, who won in Miami Wednesday, got back-to-back victories for the first time this season. Enes Kanter added 11 points and Trey Burke had 11 points and five assist for Utah. Tobias Harris led Orlando with 24 points and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier’s Face Gets Rearranged By Tyler Hansbrough’s Elbow

Evan Fournier found himself on the wrong end of Tyler Hansborough’s elbow during Monday night’s Magic-Pacers game. Psycho T’s elbow was inadvertent, but it was still just about as vicious as an elbow shot gets. Amazingly, Fournier got stitched up and finished the game. *Warning*: The above video just shows the initial hit, but video Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier Bloodied After Taking A Tyler Hansbrough Elbow to Face

It’s easy to hate the Toronto Raptors’ Tyler Hansbrough. He’s really not that talented but provides value to his team because of his ruffian style of play (cheap shots, pounding the glass, acting as an instigator of sorts, throwing elbows, etc.). Unfortunately for Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier, he was on the receiving end of one of those erratic Psycho T elbows Monday...
Via Busted Coverage
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Chipotle, Twitter Trolling, and No Willie

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.    #1: Evan Fournier Got Trolled Hard by Teammates If you watched...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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