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Magic suffer disappointing loss to Suns

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The Phoenix Suns have not won many games, especially on the road. On Wednesday night, however, they improved on both percentages when they beat the Orlando Magic 92-87 at the Amway Center. Phoenix won for only the fifth time in 16 games and improved their road record to 3-8. They were also playing their sixth consecutive road game, disposing of the thought the Suns might have been out of gas for this one. In the end, they had plenty of…

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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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Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple double leads Bucks over Magic

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In a back-and-forth game, the Milwaukee Bucks came away with a 93-89 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night in Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a triple double as Milwaukee overcame a fourth quarter deficit to earn the victory. Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for the Bucks while Jabari Parker chipped in 22 points for the victors. Serge Ibaka led Orlando with 21 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Bismack Biyombo contributed a…

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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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Nikola Vucevic, Magic search for rhythm

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The shooting touch of one of the NBA’s best shooting centers is missing in action. The Orlando Magic’s reliable Nikola Vucevic is in a major slump. Over the last three games, he has made only five of 32 shots. He has scored only 10 points during that span, which also reveals he is not getting to the free throw line either. The word that comes up among Vucevic and his teammates is “rhythm.” He is struggling so mightily because he…

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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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Serge Ibaka makes buzzer-beater to knock of Thunder

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Magic fans have been hoping Serge Ibaka would start to play like he was in Oklahoma City. On Sunday night, he did. In his first game back in the arena where he starred for the Thunder, Ibaka had his best game in a Magic uniform by far, scoring 31 points, hauling down eight rebounds and blocking four shots. His final two points came on a nine-footer with 0.4 seconds left to give the Magic a 119-117 win over the Thunder.…

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