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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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Heat uses big 4th quarter to overtake Magic

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The Miami Heat put up a big fourth quarter to come from behind and earn a 108-101 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center on Saturday. The Magic led by 12 at halftime and by 7 entering the final period. Looking at the stat sheet, it is hard to imagine how the Magic lost the game. They shot 54 percent from the field, including 47 percent from behind the 3-point arc. They had 31 assists, seven steals and…

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Magic survive Houston scoring runs, score 104-101 victory

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The Orlando Magic defeated the Houston Rockets 104-101 on Wednesday night at the Amway Center. It was a game they most likely would not have won a year ago. Orlando survived two big runs from the Rockets to come away with a hard-earned victory. One of those runs came in the fourth quarter, when a probable win became very much in doubt. Orlando jumped out to a 20-10 lead halfway through the first quarter on jumper by Nikola Vucevic. James…

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Magic goes toe-to-toe with New York, comes out on top

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The way the New York Knicks shot the ball on Monday, it would take an exception effort by a visiting team to beat them. The Orlando Magic were up to the challenge and played one of their best games of the year to come away with a 107-99 victory at Madison Square Garden. Just 24 hours after a highly disappointing home loss to Atlanta, the Magic took every punch the Knicks threw and had a few counters of their own.…

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Magic take down Blazers for third straight win

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The Orlando Magic cooled off after two hot-shooting games, but found other ways to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-94 at the Amway Center on Friday night. To win their third game in a row, Orlando’s defense successfully forced Portland to shoot from the outside and forced 19 turnovers that led to 23 Magic points. Portland’s effectiveness was limited to their guards as their front line could not get anything going. C.J. McCollum led the Blazers with 29 points, followed…

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Channing Frye, Magic shoot lights out again to swat Hornets, 113-98

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The Orlando Magic are looking more like a playoff caliber team every day. For the second consecutive game, they put on a shooting exhibition, this time drilling the Charlotte Hornets, 113-98. All five Magic starters scored in double figures led by the rejuvenated Channing Frye’s 17 points. Frye, the much heralded but disappointing forward out of Arizona, had his second straight strong performance for Orlando. He was 5 for 7 from the field, all three-pointers, as he followed up his…

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Magic bounce back from Cleveland debacle to throttle Nets

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After a 35-point blowout on Friday at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Orlando Magic needed something good to happen. They got their wish when the New Jersey Nets were the next team on their schedule. Orlando dominated the Nets on Monday, 105-82 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday. After playing even for a quarter, the Magic steadily pulled away to break a two-game skid and erase many of the bad memories from Friday. Jarrett Jack hit…

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