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Magic erase 23-point deficit, beat Hornets behind Fournier, Harris

  Evan Fournier scored 21 points, Tobias Harris had 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Orlando Magic erased a 23-point second-half deficit to hand the Charlotte Hornets their fourth straight loss 105-100 on Friday night. The Magic trailed by 15 entering the fourth quarter, but Willie Green sparked a comeback by scoring all nine of his points in the final period at a crucial juncture...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon’s injury not as serious as previously believed

When the news came down that Aaron Gordon would be out with a fracture in his fifth metatarsal, the thoughts immediately went to Kevin Durant and the very similar Jones fracture he suffered in his foot. That appears to have Durant set to miss 6-8 weeks (essentially killing the Thunder’s season with Russell Westbrook‘s injury too). It is becoming apparent that Gordon’s injury...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic agree to deal with Union Rescue Mission

The Orlando Magic have agreed to purchase and help relocate the Orlando Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Orlando for $3 million, clearing a major hurdle for the team to build its proposed entertainment complex (what I have dubbed “Amway Center Phase II”). The Mission, which serves underprivileged and homeless male residents in the Downtown area, balked at the sale because it...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Pay $3 Million to Move Shelter for Complex Space

The Orlando Magic have agreed to buy the Orlando Union Rescue Mission’s property for $3 million in order to move the homeless shelter to make way for the Magic’s $200 million entertainment complex, as Matthew Richardson of the Orlando Business Journal and local news channel WFTV report. The entertainment complex is rumored to first break ground following the conclusion of...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Orlando Magic made the trade of the summer

​ Before free agency started last June, on the day of the draft, the Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic made a trade. The Magic sent Arron Afflalo to Denver for his second stint with the Nuggets, and Denver sent back Frenchman Evan Fournier, entering his third season, along with a second-round pick (which would become Devyn Marble). At the time, the Magic and their general...
Via The Sports Post
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo Answers Your #PureMagicSocial Tweets

As part of the Orlando Magic’s #PureMagicSocial day in anticipation for Social Media Night against the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday, Magic guard Victor Oladipo took over the team’s official Twitter account to answer questions with the hashtag #AskOladipo. Below are some of the highlights of the interactions.   .@Hollywood4663 can we start calling you Orlandipo? –> No question...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Magic players discuss who they follow on social media

Thousands of people follow Orlando Magic players on social media, but have you ever wondered who the players follow and why? In this video, several Magic players discuss who they keep tabs on via Instagram and Twitter.
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings Roundup: Wary of Aaron Gordon

The Magic completed a really strong week of basketball last week, ending up 3-3. Well, strong I guess is relative, but .500 basketball should get you into the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Also considering how road heavy the Magic’s early season schedule is, the team’s 5-7 performance so far is looking pretty impressive. Of course, the road weariness is just beginning. The Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Efficiency and SVG’s Revenge

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: Can Evan Fournier Remain a Ridiculously Efficient Shooter...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Aaron Gordon out indefinitely with fractured foot

The Orlando Magic head into Monday's game against the Detroit Pistons coming off a 98-93 loss on Saturday to the Washington Wizards. At 4-7 on the season, the Magic sit in last place in the Southeast Division. The Magic suffered a key loss on Saturday, as backup power forward Aaron Gordon will be out indefinitely with a fractured foot. Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsAs reported...
Via NBA Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic rookie Aaron Gordon out indefinitely with foot fracture

Just when the Orlando Magic were close to getting their entire roster back to full strength, along comes another major setback. The Magic announced Sunday that rookie forward Aaron Gordon, the fourth overall pick in the draft, will be out indefinitely after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The injury took place Saturday night toward the end of their 98-93 loss to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Victor Oladipo seen wearing protective mask during practice

The Orlando Magic fell to 2-5 on the season following a 104-96 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. The Magic were lead by Nikola Vucevic, who had 27 points on 13-of-19 shooting and 12 rebounds. The Magic were without guard Victor Oladipo, who is out with a facial fracture. There is no word as to how long Oladipo will be out, but he was seen wearing a protective mask this weekend...
Via NBA Injury News
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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