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Recap: Celtics pull away in the 4th (no, really) for blowout win

At the outset of this game, it looked like the Celtics were going to struggle against Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic.  Rajon Rondo was equal parts sloppy and sharp, but the Celtics turned it over a lot and didn’t rebound early in the game.  But the Celtics slowly got their act together, got a lot of contributions from a lot of places, and, for once they pulled away in...
Via Red's Army
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s Interior Defense Bludgeoned by Boston in Loss

Photo by Brian Babineau /NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic looked out-matched in the second half of their game in Boston on Wednesday evening as they lost to the Celtics 109-92. The Celtics prevailed in large part to 55.0 FG% as Orlando’s interior defense was nonexistent at times. Dewayne Dedmon didn’t play in the contest, and you wonder if his shot blocking capabilities...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Turner Q&A: Magic still looking to find rhythm at home

FOXSportsFlorida.com 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: The Magic faced the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks three times in a four-day stretch. What makes them the teams to beat in the Southeast Division, and what do the Magic need to do to get to their level? JEFF...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. After returning to help the Orlando Magic snap their skid at home, Nikola Vucevic now hopes to play a leading role in ending their lengthy losing streak against the Toronto Raptors. As the rising center looks to build on his first game back from injury, the Magic will try to avoid their 10th consecutive defeat to...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. After returning to help the Orlando Magic snap their skid at home, Nikola Vucevic now hopes to play a leading role in ending their lengthy losing streak against the Toronto Raptors. As the rising center looks to build on his first game back from injury, the Magic will try to avoid their 10th consecutive defeat to the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Raptors Preview

After returning to help the Orlando Magic snap their skid at home, Nikola Vucevic now hopes to play a leading role in ending their lengthy losing streak against the Toronto Raptors. As the rising center looks to build on his first game back from injury, the Magic will try to avoid their 10th consecutive defeat to the Eastern Conference-best Raptors on Monday night. Vucevic missed...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks-Magic Post-Tobias Harris Game-Winner Interviews

Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images   It’s all about that Tobias Harris game-winner. That Orlando Magic locker room needed that victory so badly. Tobias Harris:   Below are interviews from Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Jacque Vaughn, and Victor Oladipo.   Nikola Vucevic:   Evan Fournier:   Jacque Vaughn:   Victor Oladipo:   Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris’ Game-Winner Snags Victory From Hawks

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic made up for their disappointing loss in Atlanta on Friday by defeating the Hawks at Amway Center Saturday evening in a tight contest that required Tobias Harris‘ second dramatic buzzer beating game-winner of the season. 100-99. First to one hundred wins. Harris finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists....
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando gives sizzling Hawks all they can handle in loss

The Orlando Magic gave the red-hot Atlanta Hawks all they could handle Friday night before losing 87-81. Despite getting 21 points from Victor Oladipo and 18 from Evan Fournier, the Magic became the ninth team in a row to fall to the Hawks, who are on their longest winning streak in 17 years. Both Oladipo and Fournier did the bulk of their scoring in the first three quarters. The...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Nikola Vucevic, Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton take youth on holiday shopping spree

ORLANDO -- As they continue to rack up assists on the court, Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton are also dishing out assists off the court. And while he continues to be an elite rebounder on the court, Nikola Vucevic is helping others rebound off the court. On Tuesday, the three Magic stars teamed up with PepsiCo. to take 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite injuries, improved Magic in thick of things in East

ORLANDO, Fla. -- In a conference where only five teams currently have winning records, the Orlando Magic find themselves in better shape through their first 24 games than most NBA experts would have expected. Despite being without Victor Oladipo for the first nine games and losing rookie Aaron Gordon indefinitely after 11, the Magic have avoided the type of lengthy losing streaks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic, Payton, and Oladipo Assist in Youth Shopping Spree

  Photo courtesy of Nikola Vucevic. Orlando Magic players Nikola Vucevic, Victor Oladipo, and Elfrid Payton on Tuesday teamed up with PepsiCo. for a holiday shopping spree for Boys & Girls Club members. 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida received $100 Walmart gift cards courtesy of PepsiCo. Payton, Vucevic. and Oladipo along with Magic and PepsiCo...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thrust into starting role, Kyle O'Quinn recapturing rhythm with Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Between a sprained left ankle that sidelined him for a month and a referee's whistle that sent him on an early exit a week ago, Kyle O'Quinn is still in the process of working his way back into his usual playing time with the Orlando Magic. But the thought of bringing him along easily had to be abandoned to a large extent when back problems sidelined center Nikola...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Nikola Vucevic is 'questionable' for Wednesday's tilt against the Wizards

The Orlando Magic head into tonight's game against the Washington Wizards coming off a 105-96 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. Tobias Harris lead the Magic with 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the floor. At 9-14 on the season, the Magic sit in fourth place in the Southeast Division. There is some good news on the injury front, as Nikola Vucevic is improving from a...
Via NBA Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Surviving a Western Whirlwind of a Schedule

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: This Rough Schedule is Toughening Orlando Up   Orlando...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando surpasses road wins from last year

With Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo leading the charge, the Orlando Magic kept the Utah Jazz on the skids Friday night. The Magic snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Jazz dating back to November 2010 by holding on for a 98-93 victory. They led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter before the Jazz, who were trying to avoid an eighth consecutive loss, made things interesting...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Kyle O'Quinn fined $15,000 for Flagrant 2 foul

Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for what was called "excessive contact above the shoulders" with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during Wednesday night's game. Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, made the announcement on Thursday. O'Quinn was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic beat Suns to snap four-game losing streak

  Tobias Harris scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic held off a late Phoenix rally to beat the Suns 93-90 on Sunday night and snap a four-game losing streak Nikola Vucevic added 18 points for the Magic, who led by 16 early in the fourth quarter before the Suns cut it to three with 1:02 to play. Phoenix coach John Hornacek drew a technical on Orlando's next possession, the coach...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' surge falls short against Magic

PHOENIX -- Tobias Harris scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic held off a late Phoenix rally to beat the Suns 93-90 on Sunday night and snap a four-game losing streak Nikola Vucevic added 18 points for the Magic, who led by 16 early in the fourth quarter before the Suns cut it to three with 1:02 to play. Phoenix coach John Hornacek drew a technical on Orlando's next possession,...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Stave Off Suns 4th Quarter Comeback to Claim Win

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin After a disappointing result in Indiana, the Orlando Magic claimed their 5th road victory of the season (more than all of the ’13-’14 campaign), defeating the Suns in Phoenix 93-90. Orlando did a nice job getting a double digit advantage in the contest. Despite a 32-24 Phoenix fourth quarter, Orlando imposed their will defensively. Nikola Vucevic drained...
Via Magic Basketball Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic end 4-game losing streak, beat Suns on the road

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tobias Harris scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic held off a late Phoenix rally to beat the Suns 93-90 on Sunday night and snap a four-game losing streak Nikola Vucevic added 18 points for the Magic, who led by 16 early in the fourth quarter before the Suns cut it to three with 1:02 to play. Phoenix coach John Hornacek drew a technical on Orlando's next possession...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic beat Suns, snap 4-game losing streak

PHOENIX (AP) Tobias Harris scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic held off a late Phoenix rally to beat the Suns 93-90 on Sunday night and snap a four-game losing streak Nikola Vucevic added 18 points for the Magic, who led by 16 early in the fourth quarter before the Suns cut it to three with 1:02 to play. Phoenix coach John Hornacek drew a technical on Orlando's next possession...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic end 4-game losing streak, beat Suns on the road

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tobias Harris scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic held off a late Phoenix rally to beat the Suns 93-90 on Sunday night and snap a four-game losing streak Nikola Vucevic added 18 points for the Magic, who led by 16 early in the fourth quarter before the Suns cut it to three with 1:02 to play. Phoenix coach John Hornacek drew a technical on Orlando's next possession...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Road trip gets off to shaky start in Indiana

This was not how the Orlando Magic envisioned starting their six-game road trip. The Indiana Pacers dominated the boards Friday night and forced 18 turnovers in their first game all season with forward David West, who had sprained his right ankle during the preseason. While the Pacers didn't shoot particularly well except for West and guard Rodney Stuckey, they had more than enough...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How have the Orlando Magic performed this season so far?

Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris are leading the young Orlando team to a 6-11 start. The Orlando Magic entered this season with mlid expectations. The verdict was that they certainly have a plethora of young talent, but their players are still way too young and inexperienced to compete for a playoff spot. So far they’ve matched their expectations, for the most part anyways...
Via The Lottery Mafia
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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