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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 21

Grades: Detroit Pistons 128, Orlando Magic 118

AP Photo/Paul Sancya   Detroit Pistons 128 Final Recap | Box Score 118 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-23 FG | 4-4 FT | 15 REB | 1 AST | 26 PTS | -22 There’s a lot of things that Vucevic does well. He’s a double-double machine (tied with DeMarcus Cousins for the league-lead with 25) …

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Jan 21

Preview: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons Date: January 21, 2015 Time: 7:30 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: The Palace at Auburn Hills Records Magic: 15-29 Pistons: 16-26 Probable starters Magic: Elfrid Payton Victor Oladipo Devyn Marble Channing Frye Nikola Vucevic Pistons: Brandon Jennings Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kyle Singler Greg Monroe Andre Drummond Advanced stats …

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Jan 12

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 11

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 27 (Last week: No. 24) The Magic’s recent woes aren’t the problem; they’ve played better teams on a West Coast road trip. The problem is they have so few surprise wins against better teams to counterbalance the ones they should lose. You wonder if changes aren’t coming. Marc Stein, …

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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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Dec 30

Grades: Detroit Pistons 109, Orlando Magic 86

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack   Detroit Pistons 109 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -3 This was Vucevic’s worst game of the season. Part of that had to do with a lack of energy, given the …

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Dec 30

Preview: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic Date: December 30, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Pistons: 7-23 Magic: 13-21 Probable starters Pistons: Brandon Jennings Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kyle Singler Greg Monroe Andre Drummond Magic: Elfrid Payton Victor Oladipo Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Pistons: Pace: 92.9 …

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Dec 19

Magic looking to improve playoff odds

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images On Wednesday, the Celtics defeated the Magic, 109-92. With the loss, Orlando conceded ninth place in the Eastern Conference to Boston and dropped to 10-18 on the season (two games back of Brooklyn for the No. 8 seed), an underwhelming start to the 2014-15 campaign. Still, there are …

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Nov 20

Nikola Vucevic: Center of the Magic’s offense

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images On Monday night, Nikola Vucevic shredded the Pistons’ defense in the Magic’s 107-93 win. He knocked down midrange jump shots, he scored on the block and on putbacks, and most importantly, he was a player the Magic could throw the ball to and expect to get a decent …

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