Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Magic & Olidipo Cruise to Victory

Nov 25, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) drives the ball down court during the second half of a basketball game against the New York Knicks at Amway Center. The Magic won 100-91. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Oladipo Comes Off Bench, Leads Magic Past Knicks for 100-91 Win… read more

Cousins Shines, Magic Falter in Loss


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic stumbled at home on Saturday, losing to the Sacramento Kings 91 to 97. After a cold start, the Magic could not overcome a 22-2 run in the third quarter that eventually stifled any chances of a comeback. Orlando also struggled to contain Kings center Demarcus Cousins, who scored 29 […]

ICYMI AUDIO: Dante Marchitelli-Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic (9) drives on New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis. (photo Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports)

Fox Sports Dante Marchitelli was on the show Wednesday 11-18 and talks about the Orlando Magic’s good start to this season playing competitive, Evan Fournier, Scotty Skiles and more…

Magic Win Another OT Thriller Behind Payton, Fournier

NBA: Utah Jazz at Orlando Magic

ORLANDO, Fla – The Orlando Magic needed overtime to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 at the Amway Center on Wednesday. Point guard Elfrid Payton scored a career-high 24 points in the win, and shooting guard Evan Fournier got three of his 26 points by way of a game clinching three-pointer at the end of overtime. […]

STUNNED! Lions Struggle in Road Contest


No shooting. No rhythm. No answers for Eckerd’s pressure man to man. Saint Leo missed these important components the entire first half and most of the second half, as they fell to the Tritons 80-68 Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, dropping the Lions to 0-1 in conference play and 2-1 overall. Despite a late valiant surge […]

Fournier Leads Magic Past Jazz in Wake of Tragedy

Evan Fournier (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

  ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic defeated the Utah Jazz on Friday night by a score of 102-93. The final score does not tell the full story – on or off the court – as the shorthanded Magic wracked up 33 points in the first quarter and led wire to wire in the home […]

Oladipo, Magic Stun Undefeated Raptors


ORLANDO, Fla – The Magic (2-4) upset the previously undefeated Toronto Raptors (5-1) on Friday by a score of 92-87. Playing without their most efficient scorer Nikola Vucevic (51% shooting), the Magic focused on defense – holding Toronto to 34% shooting on the night. Orlando looked like a different team without Vucevic (knee) in the […]

Bulls Ranked 20th


  TAMPA, FLA. – The USF women’s basketball team added yet another ranking to its long preseason tally Tuesday when the Bulls were ranked No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll. Guard Courtney Williams (10) talks with head coach Jose Fernandez during a stop in play against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half in the […]

Westbrook, Durant Lead Thunder Past Magic in 2OT

Oct 30, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) defends during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

ORLANDO, Fla – The Orlando Magic welcomed Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder into the Amway Center on Friday, losing 136-139 in a double OT thriller. Durant and his All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook combined for 91 points, willing their team to victory down the stretch. The Magic led by as many as 18 points […]

Magic Come Up One Point Short in Season Opener

Oct 28, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) shoots over Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the second half at Amway Center. Washington Wizards defeated the Orlando Magic 88-87. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  ORLANDO, Fla – The Orlando Magic tipped off the season with an 87-88 loss against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. In a battle of guards, it was Nikola Vucevic that missed a go-ahead bucket with 3.5 seconds left on the clock. The Wizards came to town with one of the most explosive backcourt duos […]