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Magic get by shorthanded New Orleans 89-82

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When playing at home against a 2-9 team missing one of the NBA’s brightest stars, losing is not an option. Fortunately for the Orlando Magic, they took full advantage of the absence of Anthony Davis to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 89-82 at the Amway Center Wednesday night. Davis missed the game due to a bruised quadriceps, forcing the Pelicans to find points from other places. With a lack of depth to begin with, that is not a formula for…

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Pacers spoil Frank Vogel’s homecoming with 88-69 win over Magic

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On Sunday night, the Orlando Magic’s Serge Ibaka made his return to Oklahoma City a memorable one with 31 points, including the game-winning shot. On Monday, Magic coach and former Pacers’ boss Frank Vogel made his return to Indiana. It was not a happy homecoming as the Pacers beat the Magic 88-69. Ibaka helped to will his team to victory on the court on Sunday, highlighting the biggest difference in the two homecomings: Vogel could not contribute on the floor,…

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Cold-shooting Magic crumble at the end; fall to Utah

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Lately the Orlando Magic have suffered from poor starts in losing their last two games by big margins. On Friday night, it was the ending that did in the Magic as they fell to the Utah Jazz 87-74 at the Amway Center. After two blowout losses, Magic Coach Frank Vogel tweaked the starting lineup to insert more defense and hopefully get off to a better start. Jeff Green started in place of Aaron Gordon and the Magic trailed only 42-38…

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Magic still feeling the reality of growing pains

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It has been a week of ups and downs for the Orlando Magic. Following a three-game winnings streak that saw them even their record at 3-3, they have now lost their last two games by big margins, including Wednesday night’s 123-107 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. This begs the obvious question: can this team display sufficient mental toughness to match the obvious physical talents needed to be a playoff contender? After their Monday night humiliation in Chicago, it was reasonable…

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Magic Bull-ied by Chicago 112-80

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Timing is everything. Sometimes one team can beat another if they catch them at the right time. Or, they can catch them at the wrong time, which is what happened to the Orlando Magic on Monday night. The Chicago Bulls routed the Magic out of the United Center 112-80, snapping Orlando’s three-game winning streak. The Bulls ended a three-game losing streak that included a home loss to the New York Knicks and Saturday’s blowout loss in Indianapolis to the Pacers.…

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Improving Magic defeat Kings for second straight victory

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When the Orlando Magic left the floor after their one and only home game last week, they were a shocked and stunned team. Things turned out much differently on Thursday after their 102-94 win over the Sacramento Kings at the Amway Center. Last week the new additions were playing together in a game that counts for the first time. It most certainly looked like it. Chemistry was seemingly non-existent. After two more losses and Monday’s victory in Philadelphia, the team’s…

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Pistons hitting on all cylinders; run over Magic

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No sugar coating will make the Orlando Magic’s defeat at the hands of the Detroit Pistons taste any better. Detroit humiliated the Magic 108-82 at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night. It was only 24-22 at the end of the first quarter, but the Pistons outscored the Magic 62-31 in the second and third periods to put Orlando in a hole from which they would not come close to recovering. If there is any good news it comes…

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