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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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Timberwolves run past Magic 123-107

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Last week the Orlando Magic showed sure signs they were coming together as a team after an ugly start. After Wednesday’s ugly 123-107 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Amway Center, the momentum of a three-game winning streak is now a distant memory. After Monday’s blowout loss in Chicago, the Magic were set to get back on track at home against a team that was 1-5 overall and winless on the road. Minnesota looked as though they felt quite…

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NBA slam dunk contest scores big on TV, social media

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What many are saying was the best dunk contest in All-Star weekend history has delivered record numbers across the NBA’s social media platforms and propelled TNT to a win in the time slot on Saturday night. The matchup between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon peaked with an average of 7 million viewers between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, which was the highest number across all of cable television. LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves edged the Orlando Magic’s Gordon in…

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Magic hang on to defeat Timberwolves

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The Orlando Magic let a 17-point lead get away, but made the big shots at the end, picking up an important road win Tuesday night, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 96-93. Orlando swept the two-game season series with Minnesota. Orlando was in control for most of the game, jumping out to a 21-14 led at the end of the first quarter. When Tobias Harris nailed a three-pointer with 2:14 left in the first half, the Magic had a 48-33 lead. It…

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