Turnovers frustrate Magic again

One play does not define an entire game. It might be the postgame focus or the highlight seen on SportsCenter. But it was not the game. When Gustavo Ayon went to the foul line with 2.4 seconds left in the game and a two-point deficit after a brilliant transition drive and dish by Jameer Nelson, […]

Magic Wands: vs. Jazz

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Utah 97 Pace: 93.0 104.3 47.6 28.3 11.3 30.1 Orlando 93 Final 102.7 55.9 34.3 19.5 19.7 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Orlando, Fla. (14-14) vs. (12-14)    Time/TV: 6 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 1.5 Tickets: $12-$850 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Lost 87-81 in Salt Lake City on […]

Talking Magic on Insider Show on 1080 AM

This morning I hopped on the radio and co-hosted The Insider Show with Eric Lopez on Sports Talk Florida 1080 AM in Orlando. We hit on a number of topics including a preview of tonight's game against the Jazz, the return of Ryan Anderson this week and the Magic's Playoff chances. Segment 1 {mp3}Insiders_12-23-12_MagicSegment1{/mp3} Eric […]


Never-Ending NBA Preview: Old school music

The NBA season is here. With that in mind, it is time to flip through the book on the 2012-13 season and to take a look at what the season might have in store — especially when it comes to the Magic. Be sure to look out for more of these team capsules and to […]

Turnovers cost Magic their win streak

The final two possessions for the Magic summed up their night and erased any warm feelings from a 10-0 run that turned what might have been a runaway fourth quarter into a tight battle.  Down by three points, J.J. Redick got into the paint and tried a risky pass to Gustavo Ayon. Ayon fumbled the […]

Magic Wands: at Raptors

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 90 Final 101.9 52.9 24.2 18.7 27.1 Toronto 93 Pace: 92.2 100.8 45.7 15.9 9.1 25.9 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Toronto, Canada (12-13) vs. (8-19)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Raptors by 3.5 Tickets: $7-$292 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. […]


J.J. Redick increases his value, leaving Magic with tough decision

The NBA's trade season officially opened on December 15 with all the contracts signed this summer opened for trading (there are still several contracts signed using Bird Rights that do not become available for trades until January 15). The rumor mill is beginning to churn again. And Orlando will be involved. Rob Hennigan has made […]


Glen Davis diagnosed with shoulder sprain

Rumors of Glen Davis' demise may have been greatly exaggerated. The Magic received some very encouraging news Thursday, a day after Davis was writhing in pain and holding his shoulder late in a win over the Wizards on Wednesday. Everyone feared the worst, but Rob Hennigan announced that Davis suffered a shoulder sprain and there […]


Glen Davis’ injury mars Magic win

Glen Davis has always played with a certain amount of reckless abandon. His driving into the lane looking for contact and a chance to put a shot up at the rim is nothing new. Seeing Davis on the floor, writhing in pain and unable to collect himself and get back up was the concerning part. […]

Magic Wands: vs. Wizards

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Washington 83 Final 91.7 50.0 11.6 15.7 10.4 Orlando 90 Pace: 91.5 98.4 46.9 23.3 12.8 21.0 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Orlando, Fla. (3-19) vs. (11-13)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 7.5 Tickets: $1-$850 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 28 […]


Magic eyeing .500 and beyond

There was a giddiness in the Magic locker room following Monday's win over the Timberwolves. This win just felt good. It took a special effort and revealed a lot about this Orlando team. There is, of course, just one question left to answer: Yes, this team can compete day-to-day and game-to-game, but is this is […]

At quarter pole, Jacque Vaughn’s coaching identity emerges

Jacque Vaughn has a calm demeanor at all times. He is the anti-Stan Van Gundy in that way. He doesn't stomp his feet and gesticulate, yell or gyrate. He gives a stern stare and a calm word. He and his coaching staff discuss and plan what they are going to say. There is strategy behind […]


Magic get physical in 2nd half to top Wolves

Jacque Vaughn challenged his team at halftime, asking who was going to be the aggressor in Monday's game against the Timberwolves. Were the Magic going to step up to the plate and meet the physicality their opponents brought to them in the first half or would they allow Minnesota to dictate the pace, the score […]

Magic Wands: vs. Timberwolves

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Minnesota 93 Final 90.0 44.3 29.4 14.4 12.5 Orlando 102 Pace: 96.5 105.7 57.3 17.6 16.6 9.8 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! Orlando, Fla. (12-9) vs. (10-13)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Timberwolves by 3.5 Tickets: $1-$850 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Lost 90-75 in Minneapolis on […]

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 6

Another strong week for the Magic, going 2-1 after a disappointing loss against Atlanta on the homecoming from the West Coast trip. As Matt Guokas pointed out on Saturday's broadcast of the game against the Bobcats, December is the time when teams really begin to settle in and discover their identity. So what identity have […]