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Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The injury-plagued Orlando Magic are coming off their most lopsided defeat of the season. Things aren't about to get any easier with the surging Golden State Warriors coming to town. Looking to get on track, the Magic will attempt to snap the Warriors' six-game winning streak Wednesday night. Orlando (6-10) has...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors-Magic Preview

The injury-plagued Orlando Magic are coming off their most lopsided defeat of the season. Things aren't about to get any easier with the surging Golden State Warriors coming to town. Looking to get on track, the Magic will attempt to snap the Warriors' six-game winning streak Wednesday night. Orlando (6-10) has dropped back-to-back games, 99-92 to Miami on Saturday and 106-74 at...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The injury-plagued Orlando Magic are coming off their most lopsided defeat of the season. Things aren't about to get any easier with the surging Golden State Warriors coming to town. Looking to get on track, the Magic will attempt to snap the Warriors' six-game winning streak Wednesday night. Orlando (6-10) has dropped...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Players and Staff to Donate Turkeys and Much More

Despite the Orlando Magic’s busy November schedule, the franchise will find plenty of time to continue a wonderful community tradition just before the team embarks on a 6-game road trip. Magic players and staff will distribute turkeys, trimmings, as well as serve a Thanksgiving breakfast to the Coalition for the Homeless residents to give thanks to the Central Florida community...
Via Magic Basketball Online
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

  This current era of Orlando Magic basketball seems to have one franchise that they just absolutely can’t overcome no matter the circumstances. Unfortunately, it’s their in-state rivals the Miami Heat. Nikola Vucevic had another enormous night against the Heat. This loss at Amway Center saw similar defensive and 3-pointer shooting struggles that occurred in Wednesday’s defeat...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cold Shooting Magic Fall To Heat

In a game where all eyes were on the intriguing front-court match-up between Chris Bosh and Nikola Vucevic, both big men more than delivered for their respective teams. Coach Vaughn described Vucevic’s skill of always seeming to locate the ball off the rim as “an innate ability”. He used that ability to negate his counterpart en route to a career-high 33 points and 17 rebounds...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris day to day with calf strain

Tobias Harris said he is day-to-day with a right calf strain before Saturday’s game against Miami. Jacque Vaughn announced during his pregame media availability Harris would miss the game. Harris said he injured his calf during a workout before the Hornets game and felt some pain during the game. He opted to play through the pain before receiving a MRI on his return to Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Wands: vs. Heat

Orlando, Fla. (6-6) vs. (6-8)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 1 Tickets: $55-$567 on TiqIQ Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 29 in Miami; Feb. 25 in Orlando; April in Miami Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Miami 92.5 101.2 95.3 49.4 23.6 15.6 34.5 Orlando 96.0 100.2 103.4 50.8 21.4 16.2 25.4 Video Vault: Click after the jump for...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Hornets Practice Preparation Interviews

The Orlando Magic practice on Thursday before flying out to Charlotte for a Friday meeting against the Hornets. Jacque Vaughn talked about how pleased he was with his team’s looks against the Clippers the night before, the shots just didn’t fall. It’s unknown whether Kyle O’Quinn will travel to Charlotte, but he’s thrilled to be practicing with the team. Devyn Marble is...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   The Orlando Magic didn’t lead once all of Wednesday night. The Clippers were dominant on both ends of the court, and you can’t win games when that occurs. Jacque Vaughn:   Below are interviews of Victor Oladipo, Channing Frye, Tobias Harris, and Nikola Vucevic.   Victor Oladipo:   Channing Frye:   Tobias Harris:   Nikola...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Wands: vs. Clippers

Orlando, Fla. (5-4) vs. (5-7)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Clippers by 5 Tickets: $29-$1590 on TiqIQ Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 3 in Los Angeles Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR L.A. Clippers 97.0 104.9 105.7 50.9 18.8 13.8 34.5 Orlando 95.8 100.4 101.9 51.4 21.8 16.9 24.6 Video Vault: Click after the jump for the latest news...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers-Magic Shootaround Interviews

The Orlando Magic are briefly at home for a showdown with the Los Angeles Clippers at Amway Center on Wednesday evening. Team morale may be at an all-time high under the Jacque Vaughn regime with Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris being the scoring leaders on a Magic squad that continues to improve with offensive sharing and ball movement. Kyle O’Quinn and Devyn Marble both participated...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing the Magic’s swing offense

What is the Magic offense right now? That is a question plenty of people are probably wondering as they look to evaluate Jacque Vaughn in this his third year. Orlando has players that it probably views as part of the long-term future in Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton, Channing Frye (four years, $32 million says he is part of the future) and Nikola Vucevic. The program building really...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic were able to make fantastic adjustments in the interior after Milwaukee abused them in points in the paint during the first half. Victor Oladipo had a solid return and his teammates and Head Coach were very proud of his performance. Jacque Vaughn:   Below are interviews of Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, and Tobias...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Kyle O'Quinn is considered 'unlikely' for tonight's game against the Bucks

The Orlando Magic head into tonight's game against the Milwaukee Bucks coming off a 97-95 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday. At 3-6, the Magic are in last place in the Southeast Division. The Magic were lead by Evan Fournier, who scored 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor and 10-of-14 from the free throw line. The Magic continue to play without Kyle O'Quinn...
Via NBA Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Victor Oladipo Nearing a Magic Return?

Victor Oladipo might be running up and down the Amway Center floor a little sooner than originally anticipated.   Head coach Jacque Vaughn announced at this morning’s shootaround that Oladipo had been upgraded from “out” to “questionable”. The Magic are upgrading Victor Oladipo to questionable after he was listed as out yesterday, JVaughn said. — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Orlando’s Defensive-Winning Possession in NYC

Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Despite any disagreements you or I may have with Orlando Magic Head Coach Jacque Vaughn‘s player rotations or substitution patterns, we can all agree that Jacque had the best defensive lineup on the court when it mattered most. Orlando is up 97-95 with 3.5 seconds remaining. Knicks ball. At the last moment out of the New York timeout...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: No letdown on the road this time for Orlando

For the third time in as many games on their road trip, the Orlando Magic led at halftime. This time, they were able to finish what they started. In a matchup of teams desperate for a victory Wednesday night, the Magic held on to defeat the New York Knicks 97-95. Evan Fournier scored a career-high 28 points as, for the second night in a row, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn leaned on four...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: After 3 strong quarters, Orlando fades against Brooklyn

The shots the Orlando Magic got with relative ease through three quarters Sunday at Brooklyn became much harder to come by in the fourth quarter. Any chance of putting together a three-game winning streak faded down the stretch as the Nets pulled away to a 104-96 victory. Nikola Vucevic came within three points of matching his career high in finishing with 27 points, while the Magic...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo Unveils Mask, Plus Magic Practice Interviews

Here’s some more fantastic Orlando Magic news following their victory on Friday night, Victor Oladipo has a protective mask. That means Oladipo is practicing on a limited basis. That doesn’t mean he’ll be back any time soon as he still needs to allow his facial fracture to heal. Hopefully guys like Elfrid Payton won’t bump his face in these practices. Head Coach Jacque...
Via Magic Basketball Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic’s 5 top scorers on Friday night are ages 22, 22, 19, 20, and 24. You better believe that youthful Magic locker room was ecstatic in the locker room following the contest. Aaron Gordon broke down in detail Orlando’s clutch overtime victory that included plenty of drama. It feels great to be on a win streak. Aaron...
Via Magic Basketball Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Magic Shootaround Interviews

The 2-2 Minnesota Timberwolves are in Orlando to take on your 1-4 Orlando Magic who are seeking their first home victory. Head Coach Jacque Vaughn says Kyle O’Quinn will most likely be a game-time decision tonight as he’s missed four games with a sprained left ankle. This is an improved T-Wolves team with Flip Saunders back at the helm. A nice mixture of youth and veterans....
Via Magic Basketball Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s first win far from easy

The Magic had four seconds to separate themselves from a victory and another five-minute slog to fight and scratch for a win. At this point in the season, no team can panic too much about their record but 0-5 looks really bad. So Jacque Vaughn had to draw up a play for a final shot. And it had to be executed flawlessly. That was not a guarantee with the way the Magic turned the ball...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Is Orlando’s First Winnable Game Tonight?

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, 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: Elfrid Payton is in Good Historic Company   Elfrid Payton has started...
Via Magic Basketball Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic get to work on establishing identity

Welcome to Year Three of the Magic’s massive rebuild. It has been a hard two years. But Year Three, so everyone says, is when the team starts to turn a corner. The old regime and their players are completely gone. This is purely Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn‘s team and their players. The future starts with building now. And so now too does their identity. The biggest question...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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