Magic made big strides in Steve Clifford’s first year
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic were supposed to have gotten a day off on Jan. 30. Instead, an incensed coach Steve Clifford brought his team in to watch film and make them see all the...
Orlando, Toronto meet with series tied 1-1
Toronto Raptors (58-24, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Orlando Magic (42-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
TORONTO (AP) — For the Orlando Magic, the first game of the playoffs felt a lot like the final few weeks of the regular season: high stakes, small margins, and a big win at the end of the...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics say guard Marcus Smart will be sidelined 4 to 6 weeks after being diagnosed with a partial tear to his left oblique abdominal muscle.
Charlotte plays Orlando, seeks 4th straight home win
Orlando Magic (41-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (39-42, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
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...
Orlando; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Orlando hosts Atlanta aiming to extend its six-game home winning streak.
The Magic are 8-6 against division opponents. Orlando is 5-6 in...
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.
Leonard and the Raptors host the Magic
Orlando Magic (38-39, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (54-23, second in the Eastern Conference)
Indiana faces Orlando, aims for 4th straight home win
Orlando Magic (37-39, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (45-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Pistons face the Magic on 3-game slide
Orlando Magic (37-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (37-37, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
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 plays Miami on 5-game win streak
Orlando Magic (36-38, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (36-37, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
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...
Vucevic leads Magic over Hawks 101-91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It might have been a little easier for the Orlando Magic on Sunday night if they could have made their shots.
Still, they got by with a big start from Nikola Vucevic to...
Gordon, Augustin help Magic rout Cavaliers 120-91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For one night, the Orlando Magic did almost everything right. The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't do much of anything at all.
"We knew that we had to respond tonight and play...
Ross, Vucevic lead Magic over Mavericks 111-106
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Steve Clifford and the Magic were far from satisfied after a victory over the struggling Dallas Mavericks.
"If they shoot the ball the way they normally do, we lose this...
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...
Gordon scores 22, Magic rally past Warriors 103-96
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic proved again they can beat the best of the NBA.
They've also shown this week they can lose to some of the worst.
Knicks reserves outscore Magic bench 75-7 in win
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay, Mitchell Robinson and the rest of the New York Knicks' backups outscored the Orlando Magic's reserves by a whopping 75-7 in a 108-103 win on Tuesday night at...
Ross has 28 against former team, Magic beat Raptors 113-98
TORONTO (AP) — Terrence Ross and the Orlando Magic shook off the disappointment of a difficult loss by taking down Ross' former team.
Ross scored 28 points, Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and...
Magic win fifth straight, end 13-game skid vs Hornets
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic ended one streak and stretched another.
The Magic snapped a 13-game losing streak to Charlotte, routing the Hornets 127-89 on Thursday night behind 21 points from reserve Terrence Ross.
"It's like there has been a paradigm shift, if that makes sense," Magic forward Aaron Gordon said. "They've been whipping us for so long, but I'm glad we got 'em this time."
Disgruntled AD has just 3 points, Pelicans routed by Magic
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis doesn't want to play for New Orleans anymore. In a blowout loss Tuesday night, he noticed his teammates may have felt the same way.
"We sucked," Davis said. "Nobody was interested in playing, is what it looked like."
Davis scored just three points on 1-of-9 shooting and was thoroughly outplayed by Orlando center Nikola Vucevic as the Magic beat the listless Pelicans 118-88.
Vucevic leads Magic to 3rd straight win, 124-108 over Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — Nikola Vucevic played like an All-Star. Jonathan Isaac turned one possession into his own personal block party. And the Orlando Magic picked off road victories on back-to-back nights for the first time in nearly five years.
Playing without Antetokounmpo, Bucks lose to Magic 103-83
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench in street clothes, the Milwaukee Bucks had their lowest scoring output of the season and fell flat.
"We'll probably throw this one in the trash can and move on," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We just didn't have it tonight."
Vucevic has 24 points to lift Magic over Nets 102-89
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic, as usual, was the key player for Orlando.
But it was unexpected contributions from Jonathan Isaac and Wes Iwundu that were the difference in the Magic's 102-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night, their second straight win.
Vucevic, selected for his first All-Star Game on Thursday, had 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, when Orlando put away a Brooklyn team that never got it going offensively the entire night.
Ross scores 30 as Magic hand Pacers 4th straight loss
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After making his first All-Star team earlier in the day, Nikola Vucevic delivered another solid performance for the Orlando Magic.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers are struggling without their own All-Star as Victor Oladipo recovers from knee surgery.
Terrence Ross scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Vucevic added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Magic beat Indiana 107-100 on Thursday night to hand the Pacers their fourth straight loss.
Harden scores 40 in Rockets’ 103-98 comeback win over Magic
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had another huge offensive game Sunday night, scoring 40 points in Houston's comeback win over the Orlando Magic.
But it was the point guard's defense that coach Mike D'Antoni raved about after Harden blocked three shots and helped limit Orlando 7-footer Nikola Vucevic to just two points in the second half.
Green’s late basket lifts Wizards past Magic 95-91
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Green and the Washington Wizards used their 3-point game to beat the Orlando Magic.
Green shot 6 for 9 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points as the Wizards defeated the Magic 95-91 Friday night.
Green, who made less than 28 percent of his threes in 69 games with the Magic two years ago, finished with a season high in points.
Russell’s double-double helps Nets edge Magic 114-110
NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell could very well make his first NBA All-Star game appearance next month in Charlotte. After yet another big offensive performance for the surging Brooklyn Nets, the young point guard was quick to credit a key defensive play by one of his teammates.
Russell had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie scored 29 points, and the Nets edged the Orlando Magic 114-110 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
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.
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.