Leonard, Raptors rout Magic; Murray rallies Nuggets
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night, evening...
BOSTON (AP) — Nothing has come easy for the Orlando Magic over the last seven years.
They endured four different head coaches, five seasons with 50-plus losses and took many turns in the NBA...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It didn't take long to tell which team had something on the line Friday night — and which team didn't.
The Orlando Magic used a franchise-record 81 points in the first...
Vucevic, Ross help Magic hold off Knicks 114-100
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic aren't accustomed to scoreboard watching at this point of the season. Yet on Wednesday, every time they took a look, they saw good news.
Magic win 6th straight, top Heat 104-99 in East showdown
MIAMI (AP) — There was no raucous celebration by the Orlando Magic.
Getting to eighth place now, that's not their goal. Being there — or higher — in two weeks is what matters, and on Tuesday...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If the Memphis Grizzlies are playing for NBA draft lottery pingpong balls this time of year, you'd have a hard time convincing the Orlando Magic.
Fournier, Gordon lead Magic to 119-96 rout over Pelicans
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic showed no mercy on an undermanned New Orleans team, routing the punchless Pelicans.
Evan Fournier scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon had 20 as the Magic...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Orlando Magic are becoming more confident by the day.
Nikola Vucevic scored 27 points, Terrence Ross added 23 and the surging Magic continued their push for a playoff...
Markannen makes 2 late free throws, Bulls beat Magic 110-109
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lauri Markkannen shooting free throws was a fitting way for the Chicago Bulls to finish off the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Fournier, Vucevic power Magic past Hawks, 122-103
ATLANTA (AP) — Though only 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, the Orlando Magic are talking about their playoff hopes.
One spot back in 12th, the Atlanta Hawks have not shown the consistency needed to join that discussion.
Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points apiece to lead the Magic to a 122-103 victory over the Hawks on Monday in the season's first matchup between the Southeast Division rivals.
Russell scores 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic 117-115
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately.
D'Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.
Magic rally in fourth quarter to beat Rockets 116-109
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic threw about everything they had at Houston's James Harden and the strategy worked. Barely.
Orlando rallied in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a 116-109 win over Houston on Sunday behind 22 points apiece from Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, and 17 points from Evan Fournier.
The Magic outscored Harden and Houston 14-4 in the final four minutes of the game to win their second straight game.
Vucevic leads Magic to 112-84 rout of Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic had no trouble finding motivation Wednesday night.
A loss in Chicago less than two weeks ago and a blowout defeat only two days ago was all the incentive they needed.
Vucevic had 22 points and 12 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, Aaron Gordon added 18 points and a career-high nine assists, and the Magic led the entire way in a 112-84 rout of the Chicago Bulls.
Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic past Pistons 109-107
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even when he's not having a big game, Evan Fournier is still the Orlando Magic's best option at the end of games.
Fournier took an inbounds pass outside the 3-point arc, dribbled to the free throw line and shot a floating jumper that dropped through the nets as the buzzer sounded on Orlando's 109-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
Magic beat Jazz 96-89 to sweep 2 games in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Terrence Ross came off the bench to add 10 of his 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 96-89 on Saturday and sweep their two-game homestand in Mexico City.
Ross shot 8 of 9 from the field and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and a season-high 19 rebounds for the Magic (13-15), who beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday.
Green scores in last second to lift Raptors over Magic 93-91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Danny Green watched helplessly from the paint while Evan Fournier dribbled past and dunked a tying basket with 2.3 seconds left.
Feeding off the confidence of first-year coach Nick Nurse, Green got redemption on the very next play.
Nikola Vucevic helps Magic beat Wizards 117-108
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — D.J. Augustin was the Orlando Magic's closer in a 117-108 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Augustin came up with six points, two assists and a steal Friday night after Washington had cut a 25-point deficit to one at 106-105 with 2:30 remaining.
Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic over Cavs 102-100
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier has struggled with his jump shot early this season. He got a big one to go down Monday night, though.
The seventh-year swingman hit a 22-footer at the final horn and the Orlando Magic came back from a five-point deficit in the last 24 seconds, taking advantage of a late collapse by Cleveland in a 102-100 victory over the scuffling Cavaliers.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About a decade ago, Rudy Gobert looked up to French countryman Evan Fournier, and there was no question who was the better player.
A night after Gobert hosted Fournier and Nikola Vucevic for dinner at his home, it's clear the Utah center rules the court.
Gobert had 21 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Jazz over the Orlando Magic 94-80 on Monday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even without scoring a point, rookie Jonathan Isaac had his Orlando Magic teammates talking about his impact on Saturday night's win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Evan Fournier broke a tie on a long 3-pointer with 22.5 seconds left, and Isaac helped preserve Orlando's lead with his third blocked shot in a 107-100 victory that stretched the Memphis Grizzlies' losing streak to 13 games.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic have had to explain so many late-game collapses this season that it was a little awkward describing how well they handled the deciding moments of Friday night's 115-106 overtime victory against the Detroit Pistons.
Burke leads Knicks past Magic to end 8-game losing streak
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The New York Knicks got a season-high 26 points from Trey Burke and put up 120 playing without their All-Star.
Yet all they talked about was defense after breaking an eight-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.
"Our defense was pretty much the reason we won," said Burke, who came off the bench to hit 12 of 22 shots. "A lot of people look at the offensive end, but defense allowed our offense to get some good looks."
Fournier helps Magic edge Hawks 100-98
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic hadn't won three games in a row since the second week of the season, so there was reason to celebrate even after an ugly victory.
Evan Fournier scored 22 points, including eight straight for the Magic late in the final period, and Orlando held on for a 100-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.
Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers, 127-105
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Magic's shots went in and the Lakers' starters went out in the third quarter Wednesday night.
Los Angeles never recovered.
Marreese Speights scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 19 and Orlando ran away from the Lakers for a 127-105 victory. Winning for only the fourth time in 24 games, the Magic hit a franchise-record nine 3s in a 43-point third period.