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Magic Wands: vs. Kings

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Sacramento 105 Pace: 93.1 112.8 57.0 27.9 15.2 29.1 Orlando 100 Final 100.9 52.4 25.6 16.3 28.1 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily!

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Magic one step forward, another step back with injuries

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Jacque Vaughn said he has only one Christmas wish this Holiday season. He wants a healthy team starting Dec. 26. That should not be too much to ask, right? Arron Afflalo appears on track to play tonight against the Kings after missing Wednesday's game and Thursday's practice with an illness. But the […]

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Magic develop post passing

Kim Klement/USA TODAY The Magic have asked Nikola Vucevic to do a lot more this year, his third in the NBA and his second in Orlando. Vucevic saw his impact and role within an offense increase. His usage rate has stayed steady around 20 percent, eclipsing 20 percent for the first time this year. Vucevic […]

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Magic playing without Afflalo . . . at least temporarily

The Magic received some pretty sudden news before tipoff Wednesday when Jacque Vaughn said Arron Afflalo was sent home with an undisclosed illness. Vaughn said that with the team being home for so long, he did not want to get other players sick. Nothing had changed when Thursday morning rolled along. Vaughn said Afflalo stayed […]

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Cold shooting leaves Magic in dumps

It was a morose Magic locker room following an 86-82 loss to the Utah Jazz to kick off a six-game homestand which they all pointed to as one that could end up defining their season and putting it in a direction toward the Playoffs or toward the irrelevancy everyone had the franchise pegged for anyway. […]

Magic Wands: vs. Jazz

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Utah 86 Pace: 94.6 90.9 45.1 23.9 16.1 18.3 Orlando 82 Final 89.3 36.6 26.5 9.5 23.3 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily!

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No resting for Magic on homestand

Kim Klement/USA TODAY In the month of December so far the Magic have spent a grand total of four days at home, playing just one home game. In that time, Orlando has traveled approximately 7,630 (driving) miles in the course of 16 days. It has been a long and winding slog throughout the nation these […]

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The re-making of Tobias Harris

Douglas Jones/USA TODAY Before Tobias Harris' ankle injury in training camp and early on in the season. Before Tobias Harris bumped knees in Summer League pracitce, shortening his offseason preparations and chance to show off the improvements he planned to make with his likely move to small forward as opposed to playing power forward like […]

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Magic get dirty for win in Chicago

Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY Winning can be ugly. That is something the Magic need to learn with this young team and inexperience winning and closing games. The opportunities to win come rarely and sometimes you need a bit of luck. You certainly need defense. The Magic learned that lesson pretty heavily in the fourth quarter against […]

Magic Wands: at Bulls

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 83 Pace: 92.0 90.2 42.8 19.1 10.9 19.3 Chicago 82 Final 90.7 37.7 13.5 5.1 32.1 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! http://youtube.com/watch?v=APWOZR_AzbU Chicago, Ill. (7-17) vs. (9-13)    Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Bulls by 7 Tickets: $5-$190 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Tonight in Chicago; Jan. 15 […]

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Magic want to dictate tempo and pace on defense

Raj Mehta/USA TODAY The Magic's biggest weakness from last year was its defense. Glen Davis went down and a top-10 defense in the league through 25 games turned into one of its worst, ending up giving up 109.1 points per 100 possessions, good for 25th in the league. Orlando knows that it will have to […]

Valiant try for Magic in OKC

Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Desperation can make a team play sharper and make a team lack execution. In one moment, the Magic's desperation and confidence turned a 16-point deficit into a one-possession game, capped off with Victor Oladipo, Jameer Nelson and Maurice Harkless trapping Russell Westbrok for his fifth turnover leading to a Harkless dunk […]

Magic Wands: at Thunder

  Score Period Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 98 Final 99.6 49.4 20.9 13.0 31.7 Oklahoma City 101 Pace: 98.8 102.2 47.7 23.4 12.8 23.0 Follow us on Twitter @OMagicDaily! http://youtube.com/watch?v=TZJ_9a6sV0c Oklahoma City, Okla. (7-16) vs. (18-4)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Thunder by 13.5 Tickets: $15-$850 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Tonight in Oklahoma City; […]

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Tobias Harris returns a bit rusty

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Tobias Harris played in just his second game of the year Friday night against the Cavaliers. Harris played in about 15 minutes and scored 10 points on 3-for-8 shooting. He added five rebounds and a 3-pointer, posting a -4 while he was in the game.  "It was real disappointing [to come back […]

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