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Magic 8-Ball: Inside Stuff, Tacos, and Respect

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: Tobias Harris and Channing Frye on Inside Stuff     The...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The shots would not fall for Magic in loss to Heat

There were two moments that could encapsulate both the brilliance in the way the Magic played Saturday night against the Heat and the frustration of the end result. The old Spurs mantra of “process over results” has some meaning, but not a lot. There was still the feeling that the Magic let one slip away. Orlando used some great ball movement to free up Channing Frye on the...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4 Takeaways from Heat-Magic

Read what stood out most from the Magic’s 99-92 home loss to the Heat. Vucevic Has His Way When asked about Nikola Vucevic’s growth as a player before the game, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra joked that he would already be an All-Star if every game had been against Miami last year.  Vooch played the role of Heat killer again and exploited Miami’s obvious rebounding deficiencies...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Highlights: Chris Bosh’s 32 leads Heat past Magic

.@NikolaVucevic posted 33 points & 17 rebounds, but the Magic come up short against the Heat, 99-92. pic.twitter.com/9X67Oqyk3b — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) November 23, 2014 Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Miami 99 112.6 60.6 21.2 16.9 25.4 Orlando 92 105.9 46.8 40.9 14.3 34.6 Chris Bosh (MIA) — 32 pts., 10 rebs.; Mario Chalmers (MIA) — 24 pts. Nikola...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Nikola Vucevic's big game not enough against Heat

ORLANDO, Fla. -- LeBron James is now in Cleveland and Dwyane Wade is resting a strained left hamstring, but the Orlando Magic still can't find a way to defeat the Miami Heat. The Magic lost to the Heat for the 10th consecutive time Saturday night, falling 99-92 despite getting 33 points and 17 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic. Wade, who missed his fifth game in a row, wasn't the only...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day 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
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Shocking: Magic sneak past Hornets on 20-point comeback

Who would you want taking a jumper late in a game? What lineup would you want out on the floor for the Magic to erase a 23-point deficit? Who would you expect to get a big offensive rebound to break a tie and deliver the Magic the lead late in the game? Your answers to all these questions were probably the wrong answers Friday night. Opportunity came for the Magic and they were the...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic give the Orlando Magic a formidable frontcourt, and Al Jefferson has done precisely that for the Charlotte Hornets for over a year. Both teams, however, are still seeking consistency. Harris and Vucevic will try to help the visiting Magic bounce back from one of their worst performances...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic give the Orlando Magic a formidable frontcourt, and Al Jefferson has done precisely that for the Charlotte Hornets for over a year. Both teams, however, are still seeking consistency. Harris and Vucevic will try to help the visiting Magic bounce back from one of their worst performances...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Hornets Preview

Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic give the Orlando Magic a formidable frontcourt, and Al Jefferson has done precisely that for the Charlotte Hornets for over a year. Both teams, however, are still seeking consistency. Harris and Vucevic will try to help the visiting Magic bounce back from one of their worst performances of the season by sending Jefferson and the Hornets to a season...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic: The Best Player No One Knows

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel via twitter, Doc Rivers said before Wednesday’s game against the Clippers that Nikola Vucevic is making an All Star campaign, and is possibly the best player in the NBA that no one has heard of. Doc Rivers said Nik Vucevic is an All-Star and added he is the best player nobody knows about. — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) November...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans Struggle Naming Orlando Magic Players

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images   Well this is disappointing. Charles King of the Orlando Sentinel interviewed Magic fans attending a game at Amway Center. The task appears simple. Fans were shown photos of current Magic players on the roster and were only asked to name them. That’s it. How hard could it be? Head-bashing worthy hard apparently. Awful. This...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Magic’s Nikola Vucevic “Is An All-Star”

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic may be the best NBA player nobody knows about. Well almost nobody. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was so impressed with his 19-point, 14-rebound performance (neither of those numbers are within seven of his season high) against Los Angeles that he gave him some love after the game, via John Denton of the Magic’s official site: “Vucevic is an all...
Via Standing O Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blowout loss to Clippers can't obscure value of Vucevic to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even in a 24-point defeat, it's tough not to notice what Nikola Vucevic brings to the Orlando Magic on a nightly basis. That recognition is finally beginning to extend to points well beyond central Florida. "Vucevic is an all-star," Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday night before his team handed the Magic a 114-90 loss. "He's a terrific player....
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights: Clippers easily dispatch Magic

Magic fall to the Clippers, despite 25 points from @Tobias31 and 19pts & 14 rebs from @NikolaVucevic. pic.twitter.com/gCBZay8N48 — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) November 20, 2014 Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR L.A. Clippers 114 118.7 60.7 5.1 7.1 19.1 Orlando 90 91.9 44.2 22.9 13.8 20.9 Jamal Crawford (LAC) — 22 pts.; Blake Griffin (LAC) — 20 pts. Tobias...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Rates Nikola Vucevic #1 NBA Center

Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images CBS Sports has a special formula that rates NBA players. Guess who is their #1 ranked center? Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic. Anthony Davis remember is a power forward, but it’s interesting that Vooch is rated higher than even DeMarcus Cousins. The rankings are based off of a total player-rating system based on various offensive...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fourth quarter dooms Pistons in loss to Magic

The Orlando Magic scored 29 in the third and 29 in the fourth as they handed the Pistons their 8th loss of the season in a 107-93 loss from the Palace. Caron Butler had 20 points and 6 boards for the Pistons while Brandon Jennings finished with 18 points. For Orlando Nikola Vucevic added 25 points and 14 rebounds with Evan Fournier and Channing Frye tallying 14 and 12 points, respectively...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic, Harris lead Magic over Pistons 107-93

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Tobias Harris scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic pulled away late to beat the Detroit Pistons 107-93 Monday night. Nikola Vucevic finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which had all five starters in double figures. The Pistons, playing their fifth game in seven nights, were led by Caron Butler, who had 20...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando pulls away late to grab road victory

The Orlando Magic are making the best of a rough hand dealt them by the NBA's schedule-makers. After posting only four road victories all last season, the Magic won away from home for the third time in eight tries Monday night as they pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Detroit Pistons 107-93. Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Magic placed all five starters...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris scores 14 in 4th quarter, Magic beat Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Tobias Harris scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic pulled away late to beat the Detroit Pistons 107-93 Monday night. Nikola Vucevic finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando, which had all five starters in double figures. The Pistons, playing their fifth game in seven nights, were led by Caron Butler, who had...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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