Orlando Magic slow down Toronto Raptors in 104-96 win

For the second time in three weeks, the Orlando Magic contained the Raptors’ top-rated offense and won a Sunday afternoon game in Canada 104-96. Amidst a sea of boos, Vince Carter led the Magic with 24 points. JJ Redick added 19, and Dwight Howard posted 17 and 12 after facing some early foul trouble. Three […]

Jameer Nelson to miss 4-to-6 weeks after tearing Miniscus

A day after the Orlando Magic welcomed Rashard Lewis back to the lineup, the team lost another key player. Orlando’s starting point guard Jameer Nelson suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter of last night’s victory over Charlotte and will have surgery tomorrow that will force him to miss at least a month. From […]

With Rashard Lewis back, the Magic take care of the Bobcats

In another grind-it-out game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the Orlando Magic overcame a below-average shooting night to beat the Bobcats 97-91. Seven players scored in double figures for the Magic, highlighted by Jameer Nelson’s 16 points. The game was close throughout and wasn’t decided until Vince Carter sunk a three-pointer with 53 seconds left to […]

Tonight’s game: New Jersey Nets at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m.

TV: Sun Sports Radio: 580 WDBO New Jersey Nets (0-8) Top story: The Nets are the only team in the NBA that’s more banged up than the Magic, fielding just eight active active players. Courtney Lee won’t play tonight with a strained groin, and Devin Harris is expected to miss a couple more weeks. The […]

Orlando Magic receive wakeup call in loss to Cleveland Cavaliers

Maybe Wednesday night’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers was a much-needed wakeup call. Maybe it took a nationally televised home loss to the Magic’s biggest rival for everyone to realize it: right now, the Magic just aren’t that good. And just because the Magic are deep and talented on paper, doesn’t mean they can show […]

Orlando Magic turn up the D in win over the Charlotte Bobcats

If you’re team is having defensive trouble, there’s no better cure than a visit to Charlotte. The Orlando Magic locked down the Charlotte Bobcats, who entered the game with the league’s worst offense, in a 93-81 victory on Tuesday night, bringing more effort on the defensive end and playing competently on the offensive side. No […]

Should we be worried?

Going through the summer and the preseason, you knew things were too good to be true for the Orlando Magic. Everything was going too smoothly, and the wins were coming too easily. There was no drama surrounding the team — so little drama, in fact, that following the Magic was borderline boring at times. For […]

Tonight’s game: Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder, 7 p.m.

TV: Sun Sports Radio: 580 WDBO Orlando Magic (5-1) PG Jameer Nelson SG JJ Redick SF Matt Barnes PF Brandon Bass C Dwight Howard Top story: The Magic are down to nine active players – just one more than the league minimum – with Rashard Lewis (suspension), Vince Carter (ankle), Ryan Anderson (ankle) and Adonal […]

Orlando Magic survive Detroit Pistons’ late rally in 110-103 victory

Amidst two missing all-stars, a Ryan Anderson ankle injury and some as-usual foul trouble, the Orlando Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons 110-103. Even with all of the built-in excuses, the Magic grabbed a huge early lead and looked primed for an easy victory. But the Pistons battled back, eventually making a game of it in […]

Tonight’s game: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m.

TV: FSN Radio: 580 WDBO Detroit Pistons (2-3) PG Rodney Stuckey SG Ben Gordon SF Jonas Jerebko PF Charlie Villanueva C Ben Wallace Top story: There may be different names on the backs of their jerseys, but the Detroit Pistons still have a knack for beating the Magic. They outlasted the Magic 85-80 on Tuesday […]

Ryan Anderson doesn’t waste his time with two-point jumpers

Back in my junior-high years, when I was playing AAU basketball, my coach always told me to only shoot three-pointers and lay-ups. He said that long two-pointers and mid-range jumpers were the most inefficient shot in basketball, and — being a relatively small, relatively non-athletic kid who could shoot pretty well — I should either […]