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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.

Highlights: Chris Bosh’s 32 leads Heat past Magic

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Miami 99 112.6 60.6 21.2 16.9 25.4
Orlando 92 105.9 46.8 40.9 14.3 34.6

Chris Bosh (MIA) — 32 pts., 10 rebs.; Mario Chalmers (MIA) — 24 pts.
Nikola Vucevic (ORL) — 33 pts., 17 rebs.; Evan Fournier (ORL) — 11 pts., 6 rebs., 6 assts.

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”).

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4 Takeaways from Clippers-Magic

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Orlando Magic’s 114-90 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. End Project Oladipo Point Guard Especially on a night where Evan Fournier was unavailable, why stick to Victor Oladipo running the point while providing scant early minutes for rookie Elfrid Payton? If this is to be the […]

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Magic come crashing back to Earth with dose of Clippers’ savvy

Chris Paul had that look in his eye. That look of ultimate control. That is what his Clippers had been doing throughout the entire third quarter as they finally gained breathing room on the Magic and put their hooks into the game. Paul unleashed that killer crossover once, twice and Victor Oladipo rocked with him […]

Magic Wands: vs. Clippers

Orlando, Fla.

(5-4) vs. (5-7)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Clippers by 5
Tickets: $29-$1590 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 3 in Los Angeles

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
L.A. Clippers 97.0 104.9 105.7 50.9 18.8 13.8 34.5
Orlando 95.8 100.4 101.9 51.4 21.8 16.9 24.6

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1) Jacque Vaughn is trying to keep his team on an even keel, saying the team has yet to accomplish anything 12 games in, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

2) The Magic’s 33-assist performance Monday against the Pistons was one of the best offensive performances in Jacque Vaughn’s three years in Orlando.

3) Channing Frye’s mere presence on the floor is helping the Magic’s offense blossom, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

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Introducing the Magic’s swing offense

What is the Magic offense right now? That is a question plenty of people are probably wondering as they look to evaluate Jacque Vaughn in this his third year. Orlando has players that it probably views as part of the long-term future in Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton, Channing Frye (four years, $32 million says he […]