Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Lakers in a bidding war… For Luke Walton!?

January 14, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton (left) talks to Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 116-98. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  After the New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher, the NBA rumor mill began to buzz. According to various sources around the league, the Knicks will target former Laker Luke Walton to be Fisher’s successor. If these sources are correct, Phil Jackson’s New York Knicks will have their sights on the same target […]

kWh’s Dagger Ends Magic Upset Hopes

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) attempts to defend during the second half at Amway Center. San Antonio defeated Orlando 98-96. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

  The Orlando Magic lost another heartbreaker on Wednesday night – this time against the San Antonio Spurs, who prevailed 98-96 on a last second shot by Kawhi Leonard. The Magic hung with the Spurs all night, leading for the majority of the game. When it became crunch time, however, San Antonio erased a 14-point […]

Lance Stephenson Propels Clips Past Magic

Elfrid Payton (4) defends against the drive from Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter. (photo Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports)

The Orlando Magic took another home loss on Friday, this time at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers. Clipper guards Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, and Jamal Crawford each scored 20 points, more than any player on the Magic. This one was out of hand from the start, as Redick hit a three on the […]

As Rumors Began to Circulate, the Lakers Future Looks Bright

Feb 28, 2015; Lawrence, KS, USA; ESPN GameDay announcers Reece Davis (left), and Jay Williams (center), and Stephen A Smith broadcast from the court before the game between the Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Steven A. Smith is once again at the root of a trade rumor regarding the Los Angeles Lakers. Earlier this year Smith reported rumors that LA may be high on Kevin Durant’s interest list. The OKC star is in the last year of his contract and has been surrounded by rumors that he may be […]

OH NO! Magic Continues to Stumble, Lose to Sixers

Jan 20, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) dunks over Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  “Our lack of competitiveness is frightening, really,” said Orlando Magic coach Scott Skiles following Wednesday’s 87-96 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. It seemed like the Magic had hit rock bottom after losing seven of the last eight games, but few could imagine a home loss to the NBA’s losingest team, the 5-38 76ers. Now […]

Unhappy New Year Continues as Magic Fall to Wizards

Jan 9, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) and Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) compete for a loose ball during the second half at Amway Center. The Washington Wizards won 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

  ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic struggled at home on Saturday night, losing to the Washington Wizards 99-105. This loss marks the fifth in the last six games, as well as the 11th straight to the Wizards. Magic point guard Elfrid Payton missed his fourth straight game, with Victor Oladipo getting the start in […]

A Cold Night in Orlando as Magic Lose Four Straight

Jan 6, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris (12) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Indiana defeated Orlando 95-86. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic suffered their fourth straight loss on Wednesday, this time at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. In the 86-95 home defeat, the Magic struggled mightily from beyond the arc, going 6-of-31 from three-point range. When Magic guard Shabazz Napier connected from deep midway through the second quarter, the arena […]

Magic Beat Nets in Ugly Fashion

Dec 30, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) blocks a shot by Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) at Amway Center. The Magic won 93-100. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

ORLANDO, Fla – The Magic (19-13) held on the beat the Brooklyn Nets (9-23) by a score of 100-93 on Wednesday night. In an ugly win at home, the Magic capped off a 10-5 record in the month of December. It was a team effort, with four Magic players scoring double digits. After a slow […]

Davis and The Pelicans No Match for Vucevic

In a meeting in October,  Nikola Vucevic (9) drives on New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis. (photo Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports)

ORLANDO, Fla. – It was a battle of the big men in Orlando, as the Magic (18-13) and Nikola Vucevic bested Anthony Davis’s Pelicans (10-21) by a score of 104-89. Vucevic had possibly his best games of the season, putting up 28 points (14-of-21 shooting), seven assists, and eight rebounds. Before going to the locker […]

Magic Blaze in the Paint, Outlast Portland

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic

  ORLANDO, Fla – The Orlando Magic (15-11) smothered the Portland Trailblazers (11-17) at home on Friday night, winning by a score of 102-94. The Magic won with defense and interior scoring, notching 52 points in the paint to the Blazers’ 18. It was the Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic show, as both big men […]