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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 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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Magic pose many challenges for new coach Scott Skiles

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The Orlando Magic open the 2015-16 NBA season at home against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Realistic expectations do not envision the Magic playing basketball into late May. Fans would be happy with breaking even. Since parting ways with Coach Stan Van Gundy after their playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers in 2012, there has been little to cheer about at the Amway Center. For those fans demanding Van Gundy’s ouster at the time, the message is clear; be…

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