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Dec 03

Recap: Orlando Magic 113, Los Angeles Lakers 103

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Before Dwight Howard was ultimately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team deal in August, for months, Magic fans had to endure endless chatter surrounding Howard’s future with the Orlando Magic, given that he had an early termination clause in his contract that allowed …

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Dec 01

Recap: Brooklyn Nets 98, Orlando Magic 86

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE There was a hint of inevitability in the air during this game. The Magic weren’t playing badly and the Nets weren’t playing well, but we often see this happen in the NBA: an overwhelming favorite plays down to the level of its opponent, eventually pulling away …

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Nov 28

Recap: San Antonio Spurs 110, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Under Stan Van Gundy, the calling card for the Orlando Magic was not only their defense but their three-point shooting. In four of the five seasons that Van Gundy coached the Magic, they ranked first in three-point field goal attempts. And in the year Orlando didn’t rank first (which was …

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Nov 26

Recap: Boston Celtics 116, Orlando Magic 110 (OT)

AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz BOX SCORE With a rookie head coach (Jacque Vaughn) and 10 new faces on the roster, Magic fans have been tempted to use the “Heart and Hustle II” nickname early in the season. The original “Heart and Hustle” team in the 1999-2000 season, also led by a rookie head coach (Doc Rivers) …

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Nov 24

Recap: Orlando Magic 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 104

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE Lately, the Nikola Vucevics and Moe Harklesses of the Magic’s roster have been impressing as they’ve worked their way to a record improbably close to .500. But taking on the Kyrie Irving-less Cavs, it was Orlando’s veterans who carried the day. This game was always going …

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Nov 21

Recap: Orlando Magic 90, Detroit Pistons 74

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Facing off against the Detroit Pistons for a second time in six days, the Orlando Magic skipped the dramatics this time around (following a 110-106 come-from-behind victory in Detroit) and instead used a big third quarter to put the Pistons away early after trailing at halftime. Entering the third quarter, …

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Nov 20

Recap: Atlanta Hawks 81, Orlando Magic 72

AP Photo/David Goldman BOX SCORE Entering Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, head coach Jacque Vaughn had let it be known that he wanted to see the Orlando Magic get off to a better start in the first quarter. In seven of the Magic’s nine games this season, they trailed by at least eight points …

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Nov 18

Recap: Toronto Raptors 97, Orlando Magic 86

AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS, Frank Gunn BOX SCORE Nothing like a little dejavu. Sort of. Against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, the Orlando Magic came back from a 13-point deficit to escape with a win. Against the Toronto Raptors, the Magic came back from a 13-point deficit and led 74-73 with 8:29 left in the …

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Nov 17

Recap: Orlando Magic 110, Detroit Pistons 106

Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images BOX SCORE After missing the last five games with a strained groin and hamstring, Jameer Nelson made his return from injury against the Detroit Pistons on Friday. And even though Nelson finished with 13 points and 10 assists, he made his impact with his words more so than …

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Nov 13

Recap: New York Knicks 99, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/John Raoux BOX SCORE Early in the fourth quarter, the Orlando Magic were leading 80-79 against the New York Knicks and giving them everything they could handle. The Magic were competing and playing hard on both ends of the floor. The Knicks responded by going on an 18-4 run, essentially ending the game with …

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