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Power Rankings Roundup: Still climbing

Most Power Rankings come out Monday, so let us ignore the loss to the Cavaliers for a moment. The Magic went 2-2 last week once again finishing around .500 and picking up a couple more victories. Not only that, they continue to do so in somewhat impressive fashion. The 23-point comeback against the Hornets is […]

Highlights: Magic can’t hang with LeBron, Cavs

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 74 80.8 39.4 28.9 19.7 18.8
Cleveland 106 115.6 55.6 30.8 14.2 27.2

Victor Oladipo (ORL) — 22 pts., 9 rebs.; Nikola Vucevic (ORL) — 18 pts., 13 rebs.
LeBron James (CLE) — 29 pts., 11 assts.; Anderson Varejao (CLE) — 14 pts.

Magic Wands: at Cavaliers

Cleveland, Ohio

(6-9) vs. (5-7)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Cavs by 9
Tickets: $12-$429 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Cleveland; Dec. 26 in Orlando; March 15 in Orlando

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 95.4 100.6 104.0 50.5 22.8 16.2 26.0
Cleveland 95.9 104.4 107.0 49.4 26.0 14.8 31.1

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The shots would not fall for Magic in loss to Heat

There were two moments that could encapsulate both the brilliance in the way the Magic played Saturday night against the Heat and the frustration of the end result. The old Spurs mantra of “process over results” has some meaning, but not a lot. There was still the feeling that the Magic let one slip away.

Magic Wands: vs. Heat

Orlando, Fla.

(6-6) vs. (6-8)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 1
Tickets: $55-$567 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 29 in Miami; Feb. 25 in Orlando; April in Miami

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Miami 92.5 101.2 95.3 49.4 23.6 15.6 34.5
Orlando 96.0 100.2 103.4 50.8 21.4 16.2 25.4

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Nikola Vucevic: The Best Player No One Knows

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel via twitter, Doc Rivers said before Wednesday’s game against the Clippers that Nikola Vucevic is making an All Star campaign, and is possibly the best player in the NBA that no one has heard of. Doc Rivers said Nik Vucevic is an All-Star and added he is the […]

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Shocking: Magic sneak past Hornets on 20-point comeback

Who would you want taking a jumper late in a game? What lineup would you want out on the floor for the Magic to erase a 23-point deficit? Who would you expect to get a big offensive rebound to break a tie and deliver the Magic the lead late in the game? Your answers to […]

Magic Wands: at Hornets

Charlotte, N.C.

(5-8) vs. (4-8)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Hornets by 4
Tickets: $28-$5167 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Charlotte;

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 95.9 99.7 103.2 50.9 21.9 16.8 24.3
Charlotte 93.5 97.5 103.9 46.7 22.7 13.8 27.2

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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 […]

Practice makes perfect with sleeves


“The Magic wore sleeved practice jerseys Thursday in order to prepare for wearing sleeved jerseys when the games count. Orlando will début its silver, sleeved “Pride” uniform on Wednesday, November 26th, against the Golden State Warriors. According to a pocket schedule the Magic released, they’ll wear the sleeved jerseys for 12 home games, including Wednesday’s, in the 2014/15 season.”

Evan Dunlap, Orlando Pinstriped Post

Orlando Entertainment District Rendering 1 June 23, 2014

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”).