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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...

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 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...

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...

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 Can’t Hold Fourth-Quarter Lead in Loss to Cleveland Cavaliers
April 7th, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Through three quarters, it appeared the Orlando Magic were going to knock off the Cleveland Cavaliers and earn their 20th win of the season. However, Cleveland got hot in the final period, ultimately defeating the Magic 91-85 on Sunday night at Quicken Loans Arena. ***PHOTO1*** "You've just got to be more selfish...

Chicago Bulls Nip Orlando Magic 87-86
April 6th, 2013 at 1:18 PM
Beno Udrih was dazzling for the Orlando Magic, but the duo of Luol Deng and Nate Robinson carried the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 win over the Magic on Friday night at the United Center. ***PHOTO1*** "It’s a tough one because we had played well the whole game," Magic forward Nikola Vucevic...

San Antonio Spurs Defeat Orlando Magic 98-84
April 4th, 2013 at 2:33 PM
Both the San Antonio Spurs and the Orlando Magic were playing without all their bullets, but it was the Spurs who had just enough ammo to overcome the Magic, beating them 98-84 on Wednesday night at the AT&T Center. ***PHOTO1*** The Spurs (56-19) received a game-high 20 points from Danny Green, while...

Following Win Over Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic Lose to Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets
April 2nd, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Time to get back to business here at Magic 101. It's time to catch up on the last three Orlando Magic games, with statistical leaders from each game that occurred between Friday and Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Friday, March 29th: Washington Wizards at Magic Orlando (19-54) defeated Washington 97-92 thanks to 30 points and 11...

Charlotte Bobcats Move Within a Half-Game of the Orlando Magic After Victory
March 28th, 2013 at 1:55 PM
In a battle of two teams suffering from futility, the Charlotte Bobcats knocked off their Southeast Division rivals, the Orlando Magic, to move to within a half-game of the Magic for the second-worst record in the NBA. In the process, they handed Orlando its eighth loss in a row, beating...

Orlando Magic Drop Seventh Straight Game as Miami Heat Continues Historic Winning Streak
March 25th, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Despite being shorthanded, the Orlando Magic remained competitive with the hottest team in the NBA, the Miami Heat, for much of their all-Sunshine State matchup. However, in the end, the Heat got a near triple-double from LeBron James as "The Big 3 from South Beach" defeated Orlando 108-94 on Monday...

Oklahoma City Thunder Hold Off Scrappy Orlando Magic
March 23rd, 2013 at 1:57 PM
Despite being without Nikola Vucevic, who is suffering from a concussion, and Arron Afflalo, who went down with a right hamstring injury in the second quarter, the Orlando Magic held a one-point lead in the fourth quarter. However, the Oklahoma City Thunder went 8 of 10 from the free-throw line...

J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony Lead New York Knicks Past Orlando Magic
March 21st, 2013 at 12:08 AM
After sitting out three games with a knee injury, Carmelo Anthony returned and teamed with J.R. Smith to lead the New York Knicks past the Orlando Magic 106-94 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. ***PHOTO1*** "Any time you have a great scorer like that, it's going to be tough for you. Not one...

Indiana Pacers Thump Orlando Magic 95-73
March 20th, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Despite losing two of their previous three games, the Indiana Pacers were too strong for the Orlando Magic, defeating them 95-73 on Tuesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. ***PHOTO1*** Indiana (42-26) was led by 19 points from Paul George, with Gerald Green scoring 15 points to go with eight rebounds, Tyler...