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Witness (photo by Tom Brock)

I was going to remain silent and let others speak about the Cavs winning a Championship, but over the course of a few days and seeing hundreds of photos from the Championship Parade I feel compelled to pen something myself. To be honest I really didn’t think the Cavs could do it, I thought the […]

Champs Again!

Confetti by Shawn Dishauzi 2016

    The Cleveland fan base finally has a reason to smile. After a long 52 years the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off the impossible! Down 3-1 to the GS Warriors, the Cavs came back in historic fashion to bring the city a World Championship! It is 3 days later and I’m still in a little […]

Champions

Dec 11, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball over Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja (23) during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

CHAMPIONS. It’s a word Cleveland sports fans have longed to lay claim to for over 50 years. It’s a word that has escaped their clutches in devastating and (sometimes) embarrassing fashion on multiple occasions. Every fan in Cleveland can rattle off the heartbreaking moments: Red-Right 88, The Shot, The Fumble, The Drive, The Save, The […]

Dedmon was Ready, Magic beat Bucks

Apr 11, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Greg Monroe (15) watch as Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) drives to the net during the second half of a basketball game at Amway Center.  The Magic won 107-98. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic pulled out a 107-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the Magic’s final home game of the season. Without starters Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic the Magic needed help from the bench and tonight and Dewayne Dedmon provided it. This season Dewayne Dedmon has not seen a lot of playing […]

Magic Beat Bucks Without Gordon, Oladipo, or Vucevic

Apr 11, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Greg Monroe (15) watch as Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) drives to the net during the second half of a basketball game at Amway Center.  The Magic won 107-98. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

  ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic won a gritty one in their final home game of the season, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 107-98. Playing without three starters, and arguably their best players, Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, and Nicola Vucevic, the Magic rallied behind a strong performance from their fill-ins. Orlando scored the first points […]

Magic Keep Composure, Hold On to Beat Heat

NBA: Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic continued their late season tear on Friday night, beating the Miami Heat by a score of 111-109 in front of a home crowd. It was a hard-fought affair for the in-state rivals, featuring 23 lead changes. Tonight’s Magic win snapped a four-game losing streak to the Heat. A lesser […]

Magic Lose Lead, Fall to Tobias Harris’ Pistons

Apr 6, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) guards against Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) during the second half of a basketball game at Amway Center. The Pistons won 108-104. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

  ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic cooled down on Wednesday night, falling to the Detroit Pistons 104-108 in front of a home crowd at the Amway Center. It was another close game that got away from the Magic, as they allowed a seven-point fourth quarter lead to slip away. A collection of bad breaks […]

One Shining Monday

Apr 2, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Justin Jackson (44) dunks against the Syracuse Orange in the second half in the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Championship semi-final game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight is the night. Three weeks and 66 teams later we are down to the final two teams. The Villanova Wildcats and the University of North Carolina Tarheels will battle it out for the 2016 NCAA National Championship. Both teams made relative easy work of their final four opponents as Villanova defeated the Oklahoma Sooners […]

Magic Play Physical, Down Grizzlies

NBA: Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

  ORLANDO, Fla. – Pride was on the line on Sunday Night at the Amway Center as the Orlando Magic defeated the Memphis Grizzlies by a score of 119 to 107. It was an efficient performance by the Magic against a perpetually shorthanded Grizzlies team. Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, and Victor Oladipo all scored over […]

Magic Score Season-High 139, Dominate Nets

Mar 29, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA;  Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson (44) drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Brooklyn Nets 139-105. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic defeated the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 139-105 on Tuesday behind one of their best shooting performances of the year. The Magic shot a season-high 61%, resulting in their most points this season. This one was over almost as soon as it began as the Magic enjoyed a […]