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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big
September 28th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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Orlando Magic Planning to Trade Arron Affalo?
June 18th, 2013 at 4:52 PM
***PHOTO1***Shooting guard Arron Afflalo’s days may be numbered as a member of the Orlando Magic, with the rumor mills spinning that the player could be traded for the 2013-14 season.  Though Afflalo is a key shooting guard, averaging 16.5 points per game, the Magic just doesn’t seem like a good...

Orlando Community Weighs in on Orlando Magic Draft Picks
June 9th, 2013 at 7:27 AM
The Orlando Pinstriped Post, an Orlando Magic news source, recently conducted a fan survey asking the community to vote on which players the Magic should select in the upcoming NBA Draft. After selecting the first five picks as (1) Ben McLemore, (2) Nerlens Noel, (3) Victor Oladipo, (4) Trey Burke,...

Draft Prospect Ben McLemore is Leaning Towards Orlando Magic
June 4th, 2013 at 8:59 PM
The Orlando Magic are looking for a spark for next season, and they may get it from Kansas shooting guard, Ben McLemore, who will be looking to enter the NBA this upcoming season. The Magic have been keeping a close eye on McLemore, and the player has made it clear...

Southeast Division Teams in the Playoffs: Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks Still Alive
May 1st, 2013 at 1:43 PM
The Orlando Magic were unable to make the playoffs, as were the Southeast Division's third and fourth-ranked teams, the Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Bobcats. However, the NBA's top team, the Miami Heat, and the team that finished behind them in the Southeast Division, the Atlanta Hawks, are still competing...

Former Orlando Magic Players in the Playoffs: Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers Eliminated
April 29th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
While the 20-62 Orlando Magic have been forced to watch the NBA playoffs from home, some of their former players will not have to do the same thing, as the Milwaukee Bucks were swept by the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs...

Former Orlando Magic Players in the Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs Thrash Los Angeles Lakers
April 27th, 2013 at 5:54 PM
It has been an extremely difficult season and first-round playoff series for the Los Angeles Lakers, who have had to deal with injuries to key players throughout, but it appears the various ailments have finally caught up to them, as they fell 120-89 at the hands of the San Antonio...

Former Orlando Magic Players in the Playoffs: Solid Play from J.J. Redick, Others not Enough for Milwaukee Bucks
April 26th, 2013 at 12:46 PM
The Milwaukee Bucks led 30-21 at the end of the first quarter and 50-48 at halftime, but the Miami Heat overpowered them in the second half en route to a 104-91 win on Thursday in Milwaukee to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. ***PHOTO1*** The Heat were paced by...

Former Orlando Magic Players in the Playoffs: Dwight Howard Plays Well in Los Angeles Lakers Loss
April 25th, 2013 at 2:48 PM
Former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard performed well for the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 16 points to go with nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough to overcome the San Antonio Spurs, who defeated the Lakers 102-91 on Wednesday at home to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Former Orlando Magic Players in the Playoffs: Milwaukee Bucks Hang Tough, but Fall to Miami Heat in Game 2
April 24th, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Trailing by just three points entering the fourth quarter, the Milwaukee Bucks thought they might have a chance to steal one from the Miami Heat, but after outscoring the Bucks 30-21 in the final frame, the Heat now head to Milwaukee with a 2-0 series lead thanks to a 98-86...

Former Orlando Magic Players in the Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks Lose Openers
April 21st, 2013 at 10:33 PM
It was a rough day for the six former Orlando Magic players who made the playoffs, as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the San Antonio Spurs in their opening round series, while the Milwaukee Bucks were blown out by the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their best-of-seven. ***PHOTO1*** San Antonio defeated...

Plenty of Former Orlando Magic Players in the Playoffs
April 21st, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Although the Orlando Magic were far from a playoff team this year, posting an NBA-worst 20-62 record, several of their former players are currently competing in the postseason, albeit with the same two teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks. ***PHOTO1*** The Lakers, who earned the Western Conference's seventh seed...

Miami Heat Rest LeBron James and Chris Bosh, but Still Defeat Orlando Magic 105-93
April 18th, 2013 at 2:11 PM
With no LeBron James and Chris Bosh, who sat out the final game of the season for the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic figured to have a better chance of defeating the Heat. Unfortunately, Dwyane Wade and Co. still had enough firepower to beat the Magic 105-93 on Wednesday night...

Orlando Magic Finish Season with Game Against Miami Heat
April 17th, 2013 at 12:11 AM
It has been a long, hard season for the Orlando Magic, who are currently tied with the Charlotte Bobcats for the worst record in the NBA. And although their opponents will be resting players for the playoffs in both team's season finale, things won't get any easier when they travel to face...

Orlando Magic Suffer Second Straight Blowout Loss, This Time at Hands of Chicago Bulls
April 15th, 2013 at 11:26 PM
 Following a 32-point loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday, the Orlando Magic were hoping to regroup and give the Chicago Bulls a run for their money. Unfortunately, they were unable to do so, falling 102-84 in their home finale on Monday night at the Amway Center. ***PHOTO1*** Chicago (44-37) was paced...

Orlando Magic Host Chicago Bulls in Final Home Game
April 14th, 2013 at 11:20 PM
It has been a rough season for the Orlando Magic, including at home, where they have compiled a 12-28 record. On Monday, their home slate comes to an end when they welcome the Chicago Bulls to the Amway Center. ***PHOTO1*** Chicago (43-37), which is gearing up for the playoffs, lost to the...

Boston Celtics Dominate Orlando Magic 120-88
April 13th, 2013 at 11:11 PM
The Boston Celtics were all over the Orlando Magic from the word "go," outscoring them in every quarter en route to a 120-88 win on Saturday night at the Amway Center. ***PHOTO1*** The Celtics (41-39) had seven players reach double figures in scoring, led by 20 points from Courtney Lee and 17...

With 20th Win Under Their Belt, Orlando Magic Look to Knock Off Boston Celtics
April 12th, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Coming off a 113-103 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, the Orlando Magic look to make it two in a row when they host the playoff-bound Boston Celtics on Saturday at the Amway Center. ***PHOTO1*** The Celtics (40-38) are at the Miami Heat on Friday before traveling to face the...

Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris Help Orlando Magic Shock Milwaukee Bucks 113-103 in Overtime
April 11th, 2013 at 2:47 PM
Trailing by five points in the final minute of regulation, it appeared  the Orlando Magic were done for. However, a 3-pointer by Tobias Harris with 1.9 seconds left propelled the Magic to a 113-103 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at the Amway Center. ***PHOTO1*** "I feel great. I've...

Orlando Magic Blast from the Past: Nick Anderson
April 10th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
In 1989, the Orlando Magic entered the NBA as an expansion team, and their first draft pick was Nick Anderson, who they selected with the 11th overall pick in that year's draft. After spending two seasons at the University of Illinois, Anderson went on to enjoy 13 seasons in the...