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Magic win Season Finale over Pistons 113-109 at Home

Orlando, Fla. — It was a confusing, random, emotional, roller coaster of a game, and it was a perfect ending to a Magic season that could be called the same. This game saw some zany lineup combinations by two teams that were out of the playoff hunt, and it made for some ugly but generally […]

Pacers beat Magic 127-112, sweep season series

Orlando, Fla. – – The term “revenge game” is often used when a player or coach faces his former team while at a new gig. For Magic head coach Frank Vogel, formerly of the Pacers, that revenge will have to wait for next season. His Magic squad did their best but were eventually overwhelmed by […]

Magic Youth Shine in 115-107 win over Nets

Orlando, Fla. — The Orlando Magic have only three games left, and before Thursday’s loss to the Nets, they began the unofficial practice of shutting down veterans and getting a look at the youth. For Orlando, that youth came in the form of recently-signed swingmen Patricio Garino and Marcus Georges-Hunt, who joined the team on […]

Westbrook Frontrunner for MVP

  With the regular season coming to an end, it’s almost time to name this year’s MVP. This season’s candidates are all elite players battling it out to join the company of legends such as Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The competition is tough this year, but most voters would say that Russell Westbrook and […]

MVP? Westbrook has Monstrous Game in Orlando

Orlando, Fla. – – Russell Westbrook is a monster, and he proved that basketball nightmares can become reality against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Westbrook scored 57 points, 19 in the fourth quarter alone, to complete a freakish triple double that included 11 assists and 13 rebounds. This total represented the most points scored in […]

Magic rout Pistons 115-87

Orlando, Fla. — It’s always sweet when a team gets a win over its former coach, and even more so when that win knocks them farther out of playoff contention. For the struggling Pistons, who have been flip-flopping point guards on a whim in search of offensive consistency, the Magic appeared to catch them off-guard […]

Richaun Holmes Fills Shoes for Sixers

Orlando, Fla. – – With both of Philadelphia’s bigs out Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor with injuries, the 76ers needed someone to step up. In tonight’s game vs. the Orlando Magic, it had everyone questioning who is this number 22. Richaun Holmes was the 37th pick for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015 draft and […]

Magic beat 76ers 112-109 in OT thriller

Orlando, Fla. — The last time the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers met in the Amway Center, the Sixers won 112-111 on a game-winning shot by point guard T.J. McConnell. On Monday night in Orlando, the Magic got their revenge, overcoming a 17-point Sixer lead in the third quarter to force overtime, where they won […]

Magic Keep it Competitive, Lose Steam Late in 116-104 Loss to Cavs

Orlando, Fla. — The Orlando Magic dropped their second-straight of a back-to-back set on Saturday, losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 at home. The Magic played with much more energy than on Friday, an 81-121 loss to the Hornets in Charlotte where they never really got going, but it still wasn’t enough to top the […]

Magic Beat Short-handed Bulls

Orlando, Fla. — The  Bulls entered Amway Arena Wednesday night looking to get back on track after losing their past two games  and the Magic were trying to recover from the big lead lost against the Knicks.  Both teams have been struggling to close out games and tonight’s focus for both teams was to play […]