Magic Hold Off Sixers to Claim First 3-Game Win Streak of Season

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic definitely didn’t want to lose again to the Philadelphia 76ers like they did in December. It wasn’t easy, but the Magic won 103-98 on Sunday night. First 3-game winning streak of the season for the pinstriped patrol. Orlando is now 4-0 under Borrego when Luke Ridnour plays. Orlando survived despite the Sixers making...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: Emergency Edition Part 2

  Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images When the MBO roundtable last convened a few weeks ago, we were hovering over the Orlando Magic panic button. As of a day ago, the future for Jacque Vaughn remaining as Magic Head Coach does not look encouraging. It appears he’s going to be replaced sooner rather than later, and so we explore what happens next for Orlando...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe-Less Lakers Hand Magic 5th Straight Loss as Frustration Builds

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill Bad enough to want to poke your own eyes out. Since winning Sacramento on December 6th, the Orlando Magic have now lost 12 of their last 16 games after falling 101-84 on Friday night to the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s the worst month of Magic basketball seen in a decade. Between the numerous Magic players slipping on the floor and the grotesque rebounding...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hustling Magic Men Demoralize Pistons in Detroit

Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic won 4 road games all of last season. After their 107-93 victory in Detroit on Monday night, the Magic are up to three away wins in this ’14-’15 campaign. Orlando shot 51.9% from the field. Orlando posted season-highs in assists (33) and 3-pointers made (13-for-26). Monday night Magic indeed. The Magic put...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Struggles on offense hurt in loss to Wizards

Between playing their fourth game in five nights and facing a team off to its best start in almost 40 years, the Orlando Magic had a formidable challenge in front of them Saturday night against the Washington Wizards. Not surprisingly, they struggled on offense for the better part of three quarters and had to play from behind. The shots started to fall with greater frequency in the...
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November 15, 2014  |  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...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Squander Double Digit Lead in Toronto, Lose to Raptors

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are 2-6 after an extremely disappointing 104-100 road loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. It was Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Toronto. Well Magic fans will remember how their team had an 11-point lead entering the fourth period, only to watch it go to waste. Orlando for three quarters dominated...
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November 11, 2014  |  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...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Beats Orlando as Bogdanovic Leads Nets

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic lost in Brooklyn to the Nets 104-96 on Sunday. The Magic went six minutes without a field goal make late in the fourth period and only managed to scored 19 points in the quarter. The problem of free throws as well reared it’s head as Orlando was 10-of-16 on FTs while Brooklyn was 20-of-23. Brooklyn out-rebounded...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Turner Q&A: Magic analyst talks about latest news

For the first time this season, checks in with color analyst Jeff Turner to get the latest on the Magic. You can follow Turner on Twitter at @JTurnerMagic. FOX SPORTS FLORIDA: Considering how few and far between road victories have been in 2014, how enjoyable was the flight home Wednesday night from Philadelphia? JEFF TURNER: I think everybody was kind of tired...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Shaken up lineup nearly rallies past Wizards

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Down by 16 points entering the fourth quarter Thursday night in their home opener against the Washington Wizards, the Orlando Magic wound up making things interesting with a lineup combination unfamiliar to their fans. Ben Gordon, Luke Ridnour and Evan Fournier, all of whom were added during the offseason, teamed up with Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris to throw...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable – Regular Season Preview Edition Part 3

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic regular season begins October 28th. That means it’s MBO roundtable discussion time where we get to analyze this ’14-’15 squad and make predictions that we can look back on and regret immensely. We’re breaking this roundtable into several parts. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Contributing to the discussion are...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic-Pelicans Practice Interviews

The Orlando Magic sneaked in a practice at Amway Center on Monday before they hop on a plane to New Orleans. They’ll take on the Pelicans Tuesday night as one of only 3 games to debut the ’14-’15 NBA campaign. Jacque Vaughn will have Luke Ridnour, Dewayne Dedmon, and Ben Gordon will be available to play. Ben described his dental procedure. Jacque reflected on his NBA debut...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic-Pelicans Regular Season Opener Preparation Interviews

The games count now. Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris says Sunday was the most important practice of the season. He’s not lying, as Orlando will have to take on Anthony Davis and Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday. Coach Jacque Vaughn has Luke Ridnour (right quad contusion), Dewayne Dedmon (foot), and Ben Gordon (dental procedure) all on a monitored practice schedule which...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks-Magic Preseason Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/John Raoux Oh yeah, I’m going with the Willie Green photo. Finally, we’re done with this Orlando Magic preseason. I’m not the only one relieved it’s over. The good news is Luke Ridnour only has a right quad contusion which isn’t as awful as say blowing out your knee. Channing Frye seems pretty confident he has a great chance to play Tuesday. Let’s see. Jacque...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson and Mavericks Win to Conclude Orlando Preseason

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic concluded their exhibition campaign on Friday night with a 4-4 record in preseason play. The Dallas Mavericks came into Amway Center and won comfortably 117-92. It was the return of Jameer Nelson who tallied 4 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds in the opposing uniform. Jameer did have a game-best plus/minus of +20. Dallas was led by Chandler...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely - Facial Fracture

The Orlando Magic will start the NBA season without Victor Oladipo, who suffered a facial fracture during Thursday's practice. Oladipo was entering his 2nd season and looking to build on a solid rookie campaign, a year in which he averaged nearly 14 points per game, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. The Magic will turn to Evan Fournier at the 2 guard to start the season, a player they...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014/15 Orlando Magic: Rising Up

(Victor Oladipo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ridnour Beginning To Consider End Of Career

Luke Ridnour is beginning to consider when he may retire from the NBA. "It all goes by so fast," he said of his career, now in its 12th season. "My family is the most important thing. . . . After this [season,] I'll just take it season to season." Ridnour signed a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Orlando Magic and the team has an option for 15-16 when he will be 34.
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No Magic Player’s College is Safe from Upsets

People around the globe have massive pride for their colleges and universities, especially in sports and more precisely in the aspect of college football. Case in point for the Orlando Magic, Channing Frye is a very proud Arizona Wildcats alum. Over a week ago Frye made a friendly punishment wager with his wife and Luke Ridnour on the result of the Wildcats road game against the...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Magic Roster in Top 500 List and the TrueHoop Network – which is over 200 contributors – are ranking every NBA player and counting them down on Twitter (@ESPNNBA) from #500 to the top of the food chain. This if the 4th year they’re conducting this ranking. That means fifteen Orlando Magic players obviously get mentioned as well. The ESPN Forecast panel rated each player on a 0-to-10 scale in...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable – Magic Free Agency Edition

Barring a significant trade out of GM Rob Hennigan, the Orlando Magic appear to be done making major acquisitions this offseason. So the MBO staff gathered around for another roundtable discussion and chatted about the franchise’s 2014 free agency and trade hauls. We put on our starting lineup prediction hats as well as whipped out contract extension offers. Contributing to the...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Orlando Magic: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… As for the Orlando Magic, after 8 straight playoff appearances, they’ve missed out on the playoffs for the last 2 years. Part of that can be put down to the “Dwightmare” dilemma, but the Magic’s roster is still very weak. PG – Elfrid Payton – One of two players who they acquired...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic agree to terms with Peyton Siva

The Orlando Magic were on the hunt for another point guard but once they signed veteran Luke Ridnour, it looked like their search was over. That clearly wasn’t the case. According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Magic have agreed to a deal with free agent point guard Peyton Siva, who was waived by the Detroit Pistons two weeks ago. Peyton Siva has agreed to terms with the...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic News: Orlando signs Luke Ridnour

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent point guard Luke Ridnour to a two-year contract according to the Orlando Sentinel:"The Magic signed Ridnour, a pass-first point guard, to a two-year contract Friday."According to the report, the Magic had high interest in signing Ridnour from the beginning of free agency as they were looking for a back court leader. Ridnour has certainly signed...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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