2023-24 Orlando Magic Schedule
To the All-Star Break
Jan. 7: vs. Atlanta Hawks (6P)
Jan. 9: vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (7P)
Jan. 12: at Miami Heat (8P)
Jan. 13: at Oklahoma City Thunder (8P)
Jan. 15: at New York Knicks (3P)
The Orlando Magic will take on the New York Knicks on Martin Luther King Day, one of the highlights of the NBA schedule every year. The Magic and Knicks have had a few good battles on MLK Day recently. And if there is a team that is a level above the Magic that they should be chasing, this is the one.
The Knicks are a good team. Do not look past them. But they are a team the Magic have played well against and this afternoon game should be a good showcase for them.
Jan. 17: at Atlanta Hawks (7:30P)
Jan. 19: vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7P)
Jan. 21: vs. Miami Heat (7P)
Jan. 22: vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7P)
Jan. 26: at Memphis Grizzlies (8P)
Jan. 28: vs. Phoenix Suns (6P)
The stretch that concludes with the Jan. 28 game against the Phoenix Suns represents a difficult but needed homestand for the Orlando Magic where they will play four of five games on the parquet floor.
The Magic do not get a lot of these long homestands early in the season. But they should be able to make up ground as the season concludes. This would be a good opportunity to get some wins against elite competition.
Jan. 29: at Dallas Mavericks (8:30P)
Jan. 31: at San Antonio Spurs (8P)
Feb. 2: at Minnesota Timberwolves (8P)
Feb. 4: at Detroit Pistons (3P)
Feb. 6: at Miami Heat (7:30P)
That previous homestand is critical because of this five-game road trip through the end of January. The opponents feel manageable with some non-Playoff teams thrown in there. But this is a big test for the Magic nonetheless.
The good news then, this five-game road trip is the last road trip of more than three games the rest of the season. And the Magic can look forward to a home-heavy schedule after the All-Star Break.
Feb. 8: vs. San Antonio Spurs (7P)
Feb. 10: vs. Chicago Bulls (7P)
Feb. 13: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (7P/TNT)
Feb. 14: vs. New York Knicks (7P)
The Orlando Magic have one national TV game on their schedule. It is the same game that got taken away from them last year after Chet Holmgren’s injury. With the Oklahoma City Thunder’s development, as long as the Orlando Magic stay healthy and competitive, they will get that coveted TNT game.
And it will feel big. TNT has not done a game at the Amway Center since the Miami Heat’s win streak featuring LeBron James when he torched Earl Clark (#FreeEarlClark). That game was only added to the schedule because of that Heat win streak. The Magic have not had a scheduled TNT game at home since Dwight Howard’s last game at the Amway Center (the day of the infamous Stan Van Gundy press conference).
The Magic will operate a ton this year outside of the national spotlight. Their schedule may mean they have to make a late run to make the postseason. But they get this one game to show the nation who they are. And that is going to be exciting for Magic fans (even if it is *just* the Tuesday package and not the full Thursday package).