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Frank Vogel to next Magic GM: “I can get along with anyone”

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A difficult year is behind the Orlando Magic. For the fifth consecutive season they failed to make the playoffs. During that span, the team had its worst five-year period ever with a record of 132-278. That cost General Manager Rob Hennigan and Assistant General Manager Scott Perry their jobs. Orlando Coach Frank Vogel can certainly relate to being fired. Just 11 months ago, he was looking for a job after being let go by the Indiana Pacers after his team…

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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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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, 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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