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Magic inconsistent facing the pressure defenses

Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY The Magic have had an up-and-down year when it comes to turnovers. A young team is going to struggle with turnovers and the Magic even have nine games with 12 or fewer turnovers — including last night's solid 10-turnover performance against the Bobcats. There are still those three 20-turnover nights, one coming […]

Magic rebound, but can’t overcome Heat

The Magic knew they would need a tall effort to bounce back from a 35-point effort. The frustration was palpable in the locker room over the defensive breakdowns and the deficit the final score ended up being. You could even perhaps see it in the way the players were pressing to get those points back. […]

Magic Wands: vs. Heat

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Miami 112 Pace: 89.1 113.8 50.6 22.0 6.5 41.2 Orlando 110 Final – OT 113.8 52.3 42.9 14.8 25.0 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Orlando, Fla. (20-8) vs. (12-18)    Time/TV: 5 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Heat by 10 Tickets: $25-$800 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; March 6 […]

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Magic’s defense once bright, now a fading light

The Orlando Magic obviously lost Dwight Howard, who is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, in the offseason, and many expected the team's defense to suffer mightily as a result. But early in the season, the Magic have showed promise at times on defense, despite being very young in the frontcourt. It […]

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Glen Davis and leading from the sidelines

There is a big hole in Orlando's lineup. Just about everyone will remind you about it. The five-game losing streak Orlando is suffering through is (perhaps) coincidentally matching the time since Glen Davis suffered a strained shoulder. To that point, Davis was puting in a career season in averaging a career-best 16.0 points per game […]

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Hedo Turkoglu returns from early season injury

Hedo Turkoglu's season halted almost as soon as it began. In the middle of the third quarter of the opening game against Denver he went to swipe at Danilo Gallinari and found his hand broken. Turkoglu left that first game after playing only 16 minutes and scoring six points on 3-for-4 shooting. The Magic determined […]

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Sizzling Raptors burn Magic from downtown

The Magic needed a good fight against the Raptors when they announced Jameer Nelson would miss the game with a sore left hip approximately an hour before tip off. They needed to play better defense than they had the last few outings for sure, but the margin for error was much small. Ducking under screens […]

Magic Wands: vs. Raptors

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Toronto 123 Pace: 92.9 132.4 65.2 26.5 7.9 32.9 Orlando 88 Final 100.4 47.5 22.2 7.2 27.2 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Orlando, Fla. (10-20) vs. (12-17)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 4 Tickets: $27-$850 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. […]

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Three thoughts after Magic’s 105-98 loss to Wizards

The Magic were riding high on a three-game win streak until everything seemed to come crashing down with Glen Davis falling to the court with a sprained shoulder. Four games later, and it feels like the Magic have hit rock bottom. Orlando's top-ranked defense is fading as the team searches for a way to replace […]

Magic Wands: at Wizards

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 97 Final 101.2 51.2 20.0 13.4 12.8 Washington 105 Pace: 95.5 110.0 51.1 25.6 10.3 19.3 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Washington, D.C. (12-16) vs. (3-23)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 1.5 Tickets: $17-$850 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Won 90-83 in Orlando on […]

Turnovers holding Magic back

In two of the last three games, Orlando has statistically won the game if you look at the Four Factors. Against Toronto, Orlando shot a better effective field goal percentage, had an offensive rebound rate nine percentage points better than Toronto and had a comparable free throw rates and offensive rating. Against the Jazz, the […]

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Magic’s defense lets down as Hornets snap 11-game skid

It figures on a night where the Magic struggled to get stops and struggled to put together good enough defense to control the game, that a defensive play — a good one at that — might have ultimately sealed their fate. E'Twaun Moore blocked Grivis Vasquez's runner with 25.1 seconds left and recovered the ball. […]

Magic Wands: vs. Hornets

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR New Orleans 97 Pace: 85.8 113.1 51.3 22.9 9.6 26.3 Orlando 94 Final 107.2 52.5 28.2 14.2 16.5 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Orlando, Fla. (5-22) vs. (12-15)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 3 Tickets: $25-$186 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; March 4 […]

Magic Wands: Bitter sweet return for Ryan Anderson

Tonight, Ryan Anderson makes his one, and only, appearance at Amway Center this season. After three stunningly efficient seasons it seemed like a slam dunk that Ryan Anderson would return to Orlando as a free agent. It seemed like the Magic would match any offer teams made on him. That turned out not to be […]

Merry Christmas from Orlando Magic Daily

For the first time in five years, the Magic are not playing on Christmas Day. Stan Van Gundy is sooooo jealous right now (he missed playing on Christmas only once in his five years and he always made sure the media knew how much he loved playing on Christmas). But Van Gundy's feelings aside, I […]

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