Howard shines as Hornets top Magic 104-102
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dwight Howard and the Charlotte Hornets needed a win heading into the All-Star break.
So it was perfect timing for a trip to Orlando.
Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Hornets stopped a four-game slide by topping the lowly Magic 104-102 on Wednesday night.
Kemba Walker had 20 points for Charlotte on 6-for-19 shooting. Nicolas Batum added 14 points and seven assists in the Hornets' 10th straight win against the Magic.
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.
Harden first NBA player to score 60 in triple double
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double and the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107 on Tuesday night.
Speights’ 3-point outburst leads Magic past Pelicans, 115-99
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Marreese Speights held his follow-through as he watched his fifth 3-pointer in a six-minute span swish though. The 6-foot-10 forward then turned away with his lips pursed and three fingers extended on each of his hands, which he held down below his hips as he galloped triumphantly toward the other end.
Magic beat Heat in NBA preseason game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic got more than a veteran leader when they signed Marreese Speights to a one-year contract this offseason.
They are seeing that Speights still has more than a little left to give on the floor, too.
Magic bring aboard Speights, Afflalo, Birch
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marreese Speights is finally returning home — or close to it.
The Orlando Magic announced Thursday that the 6-foot-10 veteran center from St. Petersburg has signed a contract. Speights couldn't be more thrilled to between his hometown and Gainesville where he won a national title with Florida in 2007.
"It's an unreal feeling," he said. "If I try to explain it it would be an understatement. I just feel blessed to be here. I never thought I'd be playing for my home team."
Jokic scores 19, Nuggets rout short-handed Clippers 123-98
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 19 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 123-98 on Saturday night.
Danilo Gallinari, Will Barton and Wilson Chandler added 18 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won four of their last five games.
The Clippers have lost two in a row since opening January with seven consecutive wins. They fell to 2-7 this season when they have been without both Chris Paul (thumb injury) and Blake Griffin (right knee).
Clippers beat Magic 105-96, improve to 5-0 in new year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are still without Blake Griffin. The way they've started 2017, it's hard to tell.
J.J. Redick had 22 points and hit five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Clippers hold off the Orlando Magic 105-96 on Wednesday night, improving to 5-0 since the year began.
"We feel like we can keep piling up wins," said Chris Paul, who added 18 points.
Kevin Garnett reunites with Doc Rivers as big man consultant
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Garnett has joined the Los Angeles Clippers as a consultant to help with the team's big men four months after ending his 21-year NBA career.
The move reunites Garnett with Doc Rivers, his former coach in Boston where they won the 2008 NBA championship together, as well as former Celtics teammates Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass.
The Clippers and free agent forward Brandon Bass have reached an agreement on a veteran's minimum deal, the Southern California News Group has confirmed.
The move was first reported by The Vertical's Shams Charania.
Bass, 31, averaged 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Lakers last season. He played for Clippers coach Doc Rivers in Boston for two seasons.
Bass joins Marreese Speights and Raymond Felton as players Rivers has nabbed with veteran's...
Clippers free-agent signee Marreese Speights hopes to pick up where Cole Aldrich left off, adding depth off bench
PLAYA VISTA - Marreese Speights took note of what Cole Aldrich did last season for the Clippers and wants the same opportunity next season.
Speights saw how Aldrich played a significant role off the bench and became an impact player when the Clippers lost Blake Griffin. Now, he gets the chance to do the same.
Speights, a free agent, officially signed a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum Tuesday, but more importantly is looking to provide the team with...
Former Warriors center Marreese Speights has crossed enemy lines.
Well, the merits of the rivalry are debatable. But Mo Buckets did indeed agree to join the Los Angeles Clippers, according to The Vertical.
It's the Warriors' latest free agent departure following Kevin Durant's arrival. As Harrison Barnes, Brandon Rush and Leandro Barbosa signed elsewhere, Speights congratulated each on Twitter.
"Been grinding everyday getting ready for any situation..." the...