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Three thoughts after Magic’s 107-93 win over Pistons

The Magic had to dig deep, as Tobias Harris said, as this road stretch of games came to an end. A brief trip home (one beautiful game) awaits before another quick trip on the road. One more thing was left — playing the Detroit Pistons. And Orlando put on its finest offensive display in the […]

Magic Wands: at Pistons

Auburn Hills, Mich.

(4-7) vs. (3-7)   
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pistons by 4.5
Tickets: $3-$187 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Detroit; Dec. 30 in Orlando; Jan. 21 in Detroit; March 27 in Orlando

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 96.1 99.0 102.3 50.7 22.3 17.2 25.1
Detroit 93.5 98.2 102.9 46.5 26.1 13.6 27.2

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Aaron Gordon is a raw offensive player with lots of defensive potential already realized. Photo by AP Photo/Rich Schultz

Aaron Gordon Out Indefinitely for the Magic

The Orlando Magic announced Sunday that rookie forward Aaron Gordon will be out indefinitely after fracturing his left foot in Saturday night’s game against the Washington Wizards.  Gordon fractured the fifth metatarsal in his foot.  

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Execution, not effort lacking in Magic loss to Wizards

Victor Oladipo is not one that is ever short on energy. The guy always seems bursting with it and is ready to go play at any moment. Some of that pent-up energy was bursting to get out as Oladipo made his first appearance this season Friday against Milwaukee. It was still bursting out when Oladipo […]

Magic Wands: at Wizards

Orlando, Fla.

(4-6) vs. (6-2)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Wizards by 9
Tickets: $21-$304 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Wizards 105, Magic 98 in Orlando on Oct. 30; Tonight in Washington; Dec. 10 in Orlando; Feb. 9 in Washington

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 96.4 98.8 102.1 50.6 22.2 17.3 25.3
Washington 95.8 102.5 99.1 49.1 22.6 13.9 33.0

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A new way to win, with a dash of Victor Oladipo energy

It was a lethargic start to the game for the Magic. Then all of a sudden, the building awoke. Victor Oladipo, donning a mask for the first time, entered the game with 3:45 left in the first quarter. The Magic were struggling to get the ball in the basket and run anything resembling an offense — […]

Magic Wands: vs. Bucks

Orlando, Fla.

(4-4) vs. (3-6)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 3
Tickets: $15-$463 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 29 in Orlando; March 11 in Milwaukee; April 4 in Milwaukee

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Milwaukee 96.2 96.1 94.2 46.8 28.9 17.9 23.1
Orlando 96.2 98.3 103.9 50.6 22.1 17.4 24.4

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Free agency starts to loom for Tobias Harris

It did not take long for the first Tobias Harris rumor to hit the iron. The Magic and Harris failed to reach a contract extension by the October 31 deadline, sending Harris into the uncertainty of unrestricted free agency. Really, it is uncertainty for everyone. The Magic are hoping his value on the open market […]

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 26: Early season musings with Mary Stevens of Basketball Insiders

We are nine games into the season and have seen plenty from this undermanned Magic team in that short time. There are lots of storylines to follow from the emergence of Elfrid Payton to the continued growth of Nikola Vucevic.

To help us straighten all of this out, we spoke to Mary Stevens of Basketball Insiders to get her check-up on this young Magic roster.

On This Episode:

–The surprising emergence of Elfrid Payton as the Magic’s starting point guard
–What do the Magic do when Victor Oladipo comes back? How do the Magic manage their guards?
–How Nikola Vucevic has learned professionalism and how to manage himself to break out this year
–What can the Magic expect from Nikola Vucevic the rest of this season?
–Are the Magic making strides in the right direction?
–What will Victor Oladipo’s return mean for this team?

Be sure to follow Mary on Twitter @MaryPazStevensjoin her for her weekly mailbag over at Basketball Insiders and read her article on Nikola Vucevic’s journey to the NBA.

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Magic break through for win in New York

The Magic kept trying to go to what seemed like an empty well. This a night after seeing a second-half double-digit lead evaporate and then seeing it happen again. Orlando had been here before. The team just needed something to finally roll in.