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Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. Coach Stan Van Gundy remains focused on this season's final 11 games no matter how unlikely it may be for the Detroit Pistons to leap four teams to secure the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot. At the very least, he's watching his young roster grow into a team he hopes will contend down the road. Detroit seeks...
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What Really Triggered Shaquille O’Neal to Leave Orlando in 1996?

What if I told you one Shaquille O’Neal comment in a January 1996 blizzard was the spark that ignited Shaq’s exit from Orlando, changing the Magic franchise forever? Not the allure of Hollywood. Not the infamous newspaper poll. Not a feud with Brian Hill or the Magic front office. Not a belief that Shaq wanted the Lakers to take him coming out of Louisiana State University....
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Victor Oladipo Presents $15K to Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo on Thursday donated a portion of his earnings from the 2015 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest to the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute earmarked for Florida Hospital’s Breast Care Fund. After the check presentation, Oladipo spent time with youth whose parents have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Oladipo joined team ambassador Bo Outlaw as well...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hawks-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

AP Photo/John Raoux In a 25-5 flash of a run, the Orlando Magic went from up seven points to losing by double digits when the final buzzer sounded. That left the Magic locker room just shaking their heads while in a somber mood after letting another winnable game get snatched from their grasp. This season needs to end soon. Victor Oladipo:   Below are interviews of Willie Green...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hawks rally in 4th quarter vs. Magic to end 3-game losing streak

  Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Jeff Teague added 16 points, despite spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. The Hawks trailed by as many as 13 in the first half, but outscored the Magic 27-12 in the fourth quarter. Elfrid Payton led the Magic...
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Hawks top Magic behind 27-12 fourth-quarter run

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Jeff Teague added 16 points, despite spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. The Hawks trailed by as many as 13 in the first half, but outscored the Magic 27-12 in the fourth quarter. Elfrid...
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Hawks rally in 4th, down Magic 95-83 to end losing streak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Jeff Teague added 16 points, despite spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. The Hawks trailed by as many as 13 in the first half, but outscored the Magic 27-12 in the fourth quarter. Elfrid...
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Hawks Utilize 24-3 Late 4th Quarter Run to Swoop Past the Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic were in a tight second half battle with the Atlanta Hawks…and then the best team in the East went on an outrageous 24-3 run when the Magic were up 78-71. Atlanta won 95-83 as the Magic just had their hearts ripped out after a tough fight most of the contest. Elfrid Payton had thirteen of his 19 points in the second half to go along with 9...
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WATCH:You won’t believe what Penny Hardaway is doing these days

Jim Racalto During his prime with the Orlando Magic, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was destined to be the next NBA great. He looked to have the skills to rival the great Michael Jordan. However, chronic knee injuries derailed what would have been a surefire Hall of Fame career. Penny earned over $120 million in that career – enough to comfortably ride off into the sunset. Instead...
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Greatest Ben Gordon Call Ever

Last week I was going through my email archives from when Hotmail and Yahoo were fighting for supremacy to try and find some stuff about a unique March Madness pool I’m part of. Then I came across this gem which was very indicative of my life as a 26 year old at the time. I got a good chuckle out of it plus had the greatest call about Ben Gordon’s career ever so I decided that...
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Magic Players, Staff, and UnitedHealthcare Fight Hunger in Central Florida

Orlando Magic players Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, and Dewayne Dedmon, Magic CEO Alex Martins, Magic Dancers, General Manager Rob Hennigan, interim Head Coach James Borrego, Orlando Magic staff, and UnitedHealthcare employees on Tuesday assembled Hi-Five Kids Packs for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The athletes, employees and students worked together for the third...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon and Magic Enhance Community Garden in Support of Green Week

The Orlando Magic are in the middle of their NBA Green Week participation, which runs March 22nd through the 29th. The Magic and partners OUC and Owens Facility Services have joined together to celebrate Green Week 2015. The Magic on Monday, along with Ben Gordon, Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw, STUFF the Magic Mascot, and volunteers from OUC and Owens, helped youth from...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. The Atlanta Hawks spent some extra time in the film room Monday. They didn't necessarily like what they were seeing but couldn't argue with what it showed. The East-leading Hawks are in a slump heading into their game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Atlanta (53-17) has lost three straight for the first...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   That was about the quietest I’ve heard the Orlando Magic locker room in some time. Those players know they got embarrassed by a Denver squad that’s been focused on the offseason for weeks now. Nikola Vucevic:   Below are interviews from James Borrego, Victor Oladipo, and Elfrid Payton.   James Borrego:   Victor Oladipo...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Players Attend Orlando City Match; Continue to Bond Local Sports Landscape

It’s not the first time Orlando Magic players have been to an Orlando City match, but Saturday night was the first time it happened with OCSC as a member of MLS. Magic players Victor Oladipo, Kyle O’Quinn, and Nikola Vucevic were at Orlando City’s 0-1 defeat to the Vancouver White Caps on Saturday night. There were over 31,000+ loud fans at the Citrus Bowl – about double...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M. Elfrid Payton is starting to turn heads for the Orlando Magic, who are coming off their first win in almost two weeks. The Denver Nuggets had been playing well, but they're beginning to revert to their old habits. Coming off consecutive triple-doubles, Payton tries to help the Magic snap a four-game losing streak against...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets-Magic Preview

Elfrid Payton is starting to turn heads for the Orlando Magic, who are coming off their first win in almost two weeks. The Denver Nuggets had been playing well, but they're beginning to revert to their old habits. Coming off consecutive triple-doubles, Payton tries to help the Magic snap a four-game losing streak against the Nuggets on Sunday. After a quiet start to the season, Payton...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton’s best highlights from triple-double against Trail Blazers

In terms of this year’s rookie class, Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton is having a solid start to his career and last night, he became the first Magic rookie to ever get back-to-back triple doubles. Payton got his second straight-triple double against the Portland Trail Blazers where he got 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Alfred became the first rookie since Antoine Walker...
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Elfrid Payton Gets Back-to-Back Triple-Doubles

Orlando Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton became the first player in franchise history to post back-to-back triple-doubles with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. A rookie feat that has not been accomplished since Antoine Walker with the Celtics did it in 1997. The post Elfrid Payton Gets Back-to-Back Triple-Doubles appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Elfrid Payton and Teammates React After Triple-Double and More Blazers-Magic Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Continuing from the game recap of Orlando Magic win over Portland: Elfrid Payton becomes the 7th rookie in NBA history to record back-to-back triple-doubles. Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, and Nikola Vucevic each had 20+ points and 8+ rebounds. The last time that happened was in a Magic loss at the New York Knicks on 2/28/2003 with Tracy McGrady (34...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton's 2nd straight triple-double lifts Magic over Blazers

  Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Victor Oladipo and Nik Vucevic each added 22 points. The triple-double was the second straight for Payton. He became the first Magic player to post consecutive triple-doubles and the first NBA rookie...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton leads balanced attack, Magic top Trail Blazers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Victor Oladipo and Nik Vucevic each added 22 points. The triple-double was the second straight for Payton. He became the first Magic player to post consecutive triple-doubles and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton's 2nd triple-double lifts Magic over Blazers 111-104

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Victor Oladipo and Nik Vucevic each added 22 points. The triple-double was the second straight for Payton. He became the first Magic player to post consecutive triple-doubles and the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton Makes Triple-Double History as Magic Snap 6-Game Losing Streak

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images We’re just living in the world of Elfrid Payton at the moment. The Orlando Magic rookie point guard has been on a tear lately as Orlando defeated Portland 111-104 on Friday night. Payton is the first Magic player in team HISTORY to record back-to-back triple-doubles as the 21-year-old racked up career-high tying 22 points, 10 assists...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez gets into tussle with Orlando Magic mascot, Stuff

While Brook Lopez is making pals with NBA mascots, his twin, Robin, continues his terrorizing of said mascots. Robin has gotten into altercations with Harry the Hawk and the Spurs coyote. Now he’s picking on Stuff, the Orlando Magic mascot: Someone has to stop Robin Lopez! *** Robin Lopez pic from Getty Images. Vine from the Orlando Magic.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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