The Orlando Magic defeated the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night to improve their record to 7-15. Although still in last place in the Southeast Division, the team got some positive news with the return of starting center Nikola Vucevic.Rotoworld.com reported that Vucevic returned from his sprained ankle on Wednesday and had 12 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and a block in the...
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The Magic have had an up-and-down year when it comes to turnovers.
A young team is going to struggle with turnovers and the Magic even have nine games with 12 or fewer turnovers -- including last night's solid 10-turnover performance against the Bobcats. There are still those three 20-turnover nights, one coming in the double overtime loss to...
Magic coach Jacque Vaughn had been eagerly awaiting the return of Nikola Vucevic to his starting lineup.
The 7-foot center showed why Wednesday night.
Vucevic had a double-double in the first half after missing the last four games with a sprained left ankle, Jameer Nelson had 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a...
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The Magic seemed despondent as losses continue to pile up. Frustration was boiling over as shots refused to go down and teams picked them apart with a 3-point barrage that was so uncharacteristic. Nikola Vucevic was out with a sprained ankle and his absence was felt with every rebound that was missed and every second chance opportunity given up.
The Orlando Magic aren't coming home empty-handed from their longest road trip since 1997.
Getting at least 10 points from seven different players, including Nikola Vucevic in his first action in more than a week, the Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Glen Davis finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Jameer Nelson...
The Orlando Magic will wrap up a six-game road trip on Wednesday night when they take on the Bobcats in Charlotte. Barring any setbacks, the Magic will get their big center Nikola Vucevic back from a sprained ankle that has kept him out for the past four games on Wednesday.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Magic, though, Vucevic hasn’t been...
The end of the year is here and so calendar-year player awards are coming out. Quite unexpectedly, the Magic's young center Nikola Vucevic is up for a major, major award.
Despite a disappointing and frustrating Eurobasket appearance, Nikola Vucevic is among 10 candidates for FIBA Europe's Men's Player of the Year. The list of nominees...
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The Magic were lacking something next to Nikola Vucevic.
Jason Maxiell provided some grit on defense, but little in the way of offense. Andrew Nicholson has the offense and improved defensive play, but still struggles as the full-time guy as he has gone in and out of the rotation so far in the early season.
As poor of an answer it might be, the...
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1) The Dwight Howard trade forced Magic acquisitions Nikola Vucevic and Maurice Harkless to grow, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel...
The New York Knicks (4-13) are fresh off of their first win in over two weeks after taking down Brooklyn last night. They’ll have to match last night’s enthusiasm if they want to make it two in a row at home tonight against the 6-12 Orlando Magic.
Last night’s victory was refreshing to see, to say the least. The ball movement was back, the team had some pep in their step...
The Magic clearly missed both Nikola Vucevic and Jameer Nelson in the double overtime loss to the 76ers.
Philadelphia had 20 offensive rebounds that turned into 31 second chance points and so obviously missing a guy like Vucevic, who averages 10.9 rebounds per game and helps set the defense just by his size alone. Nelson's leadership and composure on the court helps the Magic...
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One week ago, Jameer Nelson removed himself from the game against the 76ers, hopping off the court after a quick dish to Nikola Vucevic. There was nothing apparent on the play. Nelson came around the corner, fed a bounce pass to Nikola Vucevic for a dunk and then signaled to the bench to get him off the court.
That was a major turning point...
The Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers have both seen last month's struggles carry into December.
Orlando, though, may feel better about getting on track given its recent efforts in the series.
Hoping to have Nikola Vucevic available, the visiting Magic try to continue their domination of the 76ers as these teams meet for the second time in six days on Tuesday night.
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Orlando (6-10) at Washington (7-9) December 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Washington Radio: 106.7FM The Fan Projected starting lineups: Washington Wizards C- Marcin Gortat, PF- Jan Vesely, SF- Trevor Ariza, SG- Martell Webster, PG- John Wall Orlando Magic C– Nikola Vucevic, PF- Glen Davis, SF- Aaron Afflalo, SG- E’Twaun […]The post Wizards vs. Magic...
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In an 82-game schedule, some nights are going to be frustrating. Some nights are going to be long and the opponent is going to get under your skin. Some nights the other team is simply going to be better than you. You will not have a lot of answers for why things went wrong so suddenly or why the game ended up the way you did.
The Magic certainly...
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During the last home game before Thanksgiving, Fox Sports Florida has the player of the game carve a turkey and take a bite.
With Nikola Vucevic scoring 21 points to go with 17 rebounds last night, he was the clear choice. But it would not be Thanksgiving if Glen Davis did not join the fun and rip off a turkey leg like he did last year...
On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Orlando Magic have an ongoing tradition of having their star players carve a turkey as part of the post-game interview festivities. This year's version involved Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic.Take a look at how each player approaches "carving" the bird. While Davis simply rips one of the legs off, Vucevic takes a more subtle approach,...
‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and the Orlando Magic had just defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Forward Glen Davis was named player of the game and got to carve the turkey, although I don’t think this is the proper way to do it:
Davis and teammate Nikola Vucevic were co-honored after scoring 19 and 21, respectively, to go along...
Somewhere, Vince Wilfork nodding his head in approval.
One year after the Patriots nose tackle showed how a real man eats a turkey leg following New England’s Thanksgiving rout of the Jets, a former Boston athlete put on a performance at the table that would have made the big man proud.
The Orlando Magic defeated Philadelphia the night before Thanksgiving this year, and Glen Davis...
There are few things that say Thanksgiving is coming like Orlando Magic forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis taking a bite out of a turkey leg.
After tonight’s victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, Davis and Nikola Vucevic got the chance to chow down on some turkey and well, Glen dug in pretty deep:
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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...
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Last year, Nikola Vucevic was not a go-to offensive option. The second-year center was making a name for himself mostly as a rebounder and junkyard dog on the offensive glass. He had some post moves and a nice little jumper but it was not quite developed or reliable. Not yet at least.
For much of this year, Vucevic has been more of a go-to option offensively...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nikola Vucevic and Kyle O'Quinn of the Orlando Magic took time Tuesday to trade places with Southwest Airlines employees. The airline, which is in its second year as the official airline of the Magic, invited current and former Magic players to swap roles for a day as part of the team's 25th anniversary.
The 7-foot Vucevic and the 6-10 O'Quinn both got...
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The Heat gave the Magic fair warning of what was to come in the opening five minutes of the game. There Miami turned missed shot after missed shot into bucket after bucket to build a 16-0 lead.
That is what a defending championship team does. They attack and distribute, taking advantage of every little mistake when their attention is turned to high....
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