41 Down, 41 to Go

                                                                                      Source: After last night’s nailbiter loss to the Celtics, the Magic are officially halfway through the regular season march toward the playoffs.  41 games are in the books.  41 games await. Magic record after the first 41 games this season: 26-15 Magic record after the first 41 games last season: 26-15 As hard as […]

Thunder Rumble to Shootout Win

Although the Magic (25-14) did not lead even once the entire game, Thursday night’s matchup against Oklahoma City (27-13) still came down to the wire, with the Thunder eeking out a 125-124 victory.  Even after a dreadful start to the game, with the Magic missing 10 of their first 13 attempts, the Magic kept attacking […]

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A New NBA Home?

With the NBA recently acquiring control of the New Orleans Hornets franchise, a lot of chatter has naturally started about the uncertain future of pro basketball in the Big Easy.  David Stern has repeatedly emphasized that the NBA is committed to keeping the Hornets in New Orleans, but let’s be real – after the abrupt Sonics/Thunder move from […]

More Wheeling and Dealing to Come?

With the move of Marcin Gortat to Phoenix, I can’t but think that there is more to come with this trade deal. Dwight Howard, with the new roster following the acquisition of Gilbert Arenas, Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Richardson, and Earl Clark, has no solid big man to put in quality minutes off the bench as […]

Magic Wands: at Nuggets 12/14

Denver, Colorado(16-8) vs. (14-9) Time/TV: 9:00 p.m. – Sun Sports & NBATVLine: Nuggets by 2  Season Series: Tonight in Denver; March 18 in Orlando Will he stay or will he go?Source: Player Profiles Video Vault: – Are you panicking about the Magic’s recent 4-game skid on their west coast road trip? Josh Cohen of the […]

Trouble in Portland

Dwight Howard had an excellent performance in Portland tonight, notching a season high 39 points against the Blazers. Unfortunately, Dwight had little help from his teammates as the Magic (15-7) lost the 97-83 contest to Portland (11-11), leaving the Magic with a third straight loss and questions as to why Orlando has come up short […]

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The Evolution of the Magic Logo

A logo is a symbol that singlehandedly represents every little element of an organization in one concise graphic.  A logo has the ability to encapsulate images like brand quality, personality, memories, and successes (and failures) into a specific visual representation. Essentially, a logo is the face that everyone sees.  And, as they say, a pretty face goes […]

Offense Stalls in Loss to Hawks

It would be easy to chock this loss up to nagging illness, with remnants of a very contagious stomach flu still lingering inside the Magic locker room. It would be easy.  But, it would be a cop-out, really. Although the Magic defense was quite impressive, the offense sputtered all night in a 80-74 loss to […]

Magic Easily Tame the Bulls

On a night where everything seemed to go right for the men in blue, it was easy to overlook Carlos Boozer’s first appearance in a Bulls jersey since being traded from the Jazz this summer. With Bulls fans anxiously watching to see Boozer’s return from a nagging hand injury, Boozer’s performance was lackluster at best, […]

10 Game Magic Report Card: Evaluating the Magic’s Studs & Spuds

This article is the (nearly) official welcome of Andrew Yowler to the Orlando Magic Daily staff. You may remember Andrew wrote a few stories about the Amway Center’s impact on Orlando. He will be posting much more regularly now and are very excited to add him to the Web site. Enjoy! I have waited to […]

The Amway Center’s Impact on Orlando: Parramore

The following is part three in a series examining the Amway Center’s potential impact on Orlando. Be sure to check out parts one and two. The NBA season is fast approaching, filled with countless storylines to make just about any sports fan salivate. Last year’s Heat is not this year’s Heat, the Lakers have a chance […]

Matt Barnes in Trouble in Paradise

Matt Barnes was arrested Wednesday on charges of domestic violence.ZumaPress/PicApp In another unfortunate turn of events for professional athletes, ex-Magic player Matt Barnes was arrested in Sacramento on Wednesday on charges of domestic violence. According to the Orlando Sentinel, both Barnes and a woman had visible injuries when deputies arrived on the scene Wednesday afternoon. Sacramento Police […]

The Amway Center’s Impact on Orlando: Church Street Station

The following is part two in a series examining the Amway Center’s potential impact on Orlando. Be sure to check out part one. Amway Center’s construction has towered over Church Street Station, but will it revitalize the once bustling downtown district? Andrew Yowler/Orlando Magic Daily For the last couple of years, the construction of the […]

The Amways Center’s Impact on Orlando: An Introduction

The following is part one in a series examining the Amway Center’s potential impact on Orlando. Well, the time is finally almost here. Capping off years of a rather vicious, cutthroat battle in the world of local politics and opinion, the brand-new Amway Center is set to open for business this October. In what Orlando […]