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Wizards start strong, hold on to beat Magic

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The Orlando Magic worked hard and made some key plays in the middle portion of the game on Friday night, but the Washington Wizards did them one better. After jumping out to a 19-point lead, Washington was able to hand on and hand the Magic a 94-91 loss at the Amway Center. Nine minutes into the game, Orlando was down 26-7 and risked being run out of their own building. The Wizards, who had not played since Monday, were imposing…

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Newest Magic players begin to find their stride

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When the Orlando Magic lost six of their first nine games to start the season, Coach Frank Vogel would hear the usual questions. What’s wrong with the offense? Is there an ongoing problem with intensity? Another expected question was the one about team chemistry. With three new players and a new coach, is this team coming together? Let’s answer the last one first. The new players did need some time to come together and get used to their new surroundings…

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Magic, D.J.Augustin use big fourth quarter to get by Mavericks

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D.J. Augustin made his presence felt at the Amway Center on Saturday night. The veteran guard from Texas came up big in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-87. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Magic trailed the Mavericks 69-66. Over the final 12 minutes, Orlando outscored their opponents from Texas, 31-18. Augustin played a huge role in the victory. In addition to his 18 points, he dished out six assists to account for 30…

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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 comes alive in fourth quarter to stun Wizards

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The Orlando Magic wanted to win Saturday night’s game. No, they REALLY wanted to win because it showed. The result was a fourth quarter comeback for an 88-86 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards. Washington had a chance to win at the end after Nikola Vucevic missed two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining. Thankfully, Markieff Morris missed an open three-pointer at the buzzer. It was the only Magic defensive breakdown of the quarter. Sometimes, offense is needed to get…

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