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Mar 01

Grades: Charlotte Hornets 98, Orlando Magic 83

AP Photo/John Raoux   Charlotte Hornets 98 Final Recap | Box Score 83 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 4-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | -23 This is the third time this season that Vucevic has been held to 10 points, which is his lowest point total in …

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Feb 06

Jacque Vaughn failed to live up to his potential

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow When the Magic named Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach in July 2012, making him the NBA’s youngest head coach at the time (then 37), the hiring was met with a mix of skepticism and optimism. Not much was known about Vaughn from a coaching standpoint, aside from the fact that …

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Feb 04

Elfrid Payton named East Rookie of the Month

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in January, the NBA has announced today. Payton is just the sixth Magic player to be awarded the honor. Dennis Scott won the award …

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Jan 28

Oladipo, Payton to play in Rising Stars Challenge

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA press release: The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, who has won two straight Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards, and the Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams, last season’s Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, highlight the list of 20 players selected to play in the …

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Jan 27

Oladipo to compete in 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via NBA press release: The 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk at NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City will feature four exciting, up-and-coming players and a format change that adds an old-school feel to the 30th edition of the contest. A first-time champion will be crowned as three surging …

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Jan 26

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 13

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 24 (Last week: No. 20) We thought their offense would suffer, but a defense ranked 22nd in points allowed per possession is why they’ve failed to reach expectations. Changes are probably coming. Marc Stein, ESPN: No. 26 (Last week: No. 21) GM Rob Hennigan to the Orlando Sentinel: “Am …

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Jan 21

Victor Oladipo to participate in dunk contest

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo have committed to participating in the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk contest, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee and Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine also will be a part …

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Jan 14

Nikola Vucevic deserves to be an All-Star

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images On Saturday night, Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 34 points and pulled down 16 rebounds against the Trail Blazers. Not only are the Blazers second in the Western Conference (1.5 games back of the Warriors), but they also have a top-five defense – Portland ranks second in defensive …

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Jan 07

Poof! Magic’s playoff hopes disappear

AP Photo/John Raoux The Magic opened the 2014-15 NBA season playing 19 of their first 28 games on the road. During that stretch, Orlando was 10-18 and No. 9 in the Eastern Conference — two games back of the Nets and the eighth seed. In fact, the Magic’s record could have been better, having lost …

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Jan 05

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 10

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 24 (Last week: No. 19) Three straight losses to Pistons, Nets, and Hornets — not exactly a murderer’s row. Orlando tried making a leap this season, but it won’t happen unless it gets a significant talent injection. Marc Stein, ESPN: No. 26 (Last week: No. 23) A home defeat …

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