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.
Vucevic has 30 points, 20 boards; Magic routs Raptors 116-87
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic have had a forgettable December — until Friday night.
Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 20 rebounds and the Magic snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-87 rout of the Toronto Raptors.
D.J. Augustin had 17 points and six assists for Orlando, which had five players in double figures and a 60-41 rebounding advantage.
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.
Vucevic leads Magic over Bulls 97-91 in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Bulls had the fans, but Nikola Vucevic and the Magic got the win.
Vucevic scored 26 points, including a tiebreaking jumper with 28 seconds remaining, and Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak with a 97-91 victory over Chicago on Thursday night in its first of two games in Mexico.
Vucevic shot 11 for 21 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds, while D.J. Augustin added 15 points for the Magic.
Nuggets beat Magic in overtime for 7th straight win
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — To build a long winning streak, sometimes you need a little luck.
The Denver Nuggets took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference with a 124-118 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
"They did everything they could to win the game and we got lucky," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "We'll take it, but we definitely got lucky."
Gordon scores 20, Magic run away to top Heat 105-90
MIAMI (AP) — Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic added to Miami's rising level of frustration.
Gordon scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Nikola Vucevic finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Magic rode the strength of a big third quarter to take control and beat the Heat 105-90 on Tuesday night.
Vucevic powers Magic over Suns 99-85
PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Vucevic knew he faced a challenge against Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton in the post on Friday night. He also knew he'd have an advantage on offense.
Vucevic deployed his veteran experience against this year's top overall draft pick and finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds as the Orlando Magic defeated the Suns 99-85.
Butler hits another winning 3 as Sixers rally past Nets
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Butler made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.
Butler's shot from the right wing, similar to the one that beat Charlotte in overtime on Nov. 17, capped Philadelphia's rally from 20 points down in a game the Nets led nearly all the way.
Butler finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Joel Embiid had 32 points and 12 boards for the 76ers.
Vucevic, Magic hand Lakers another loss 108-104
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Orlando Magic had swept the season series against the Los Angeles Lakers once in their first 29 seasons in the NBA.
In a span of eight days, the Magic did it for the second time.
Nikola Vucevic had 31 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists and Terrence Ross made a go-ahead lay-up with 34 seconds left to help the Magic beat the Lakers 108-104 on Sunday.
Ross scored 16 points for the Magic, who won 130-117 at home on Nov. 17.
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.
Gordon, Vucevic lead Magic as Knicks lose 5th straight
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Gordon dunked for the Orlando Magic just 20 seconds into the game, and the New York Knicks never caught up.
Gordon scored 20 of his 31 points in the first quarter and the Magic held off two New York rallies to beat the skidding Knicks 131-117 on Sunday night.
Nikola Vucevic had 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for Orlando, which has won seven of nine.
Vucevic scores 36, Magic end Lakers’ 4-game win streak
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There was a closer on the floor when the Lakers faced the Magic, and it wasn't LeBron James.
Nikola Vucevic had 36 points, including eight straight in a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter, and Orlando beat Los Angeles 130-117 on Saturday night, ending the Lakers' four-game winning streak.
Ross, Vucevic lift Magic over Knicks 115-89
NEW YORK (AP) — Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic got an unwelcome surprise when the lights in their New York hotel rooms all turned on at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Turns out, they didn't need a full night of sleep — or even All-Star Aaron Gordon — to romp over the New York Knicks.
Terrence Ross scored 22 points, Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Magic cruised past the New York Knicks 115-89 on Sunday night.
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.