Elfrid Payton | Magic Basketball

Tag Archive: Elfrid Payton

Dec 20

Highlights: Payton’s first career double-double

Dec 20

Grades: Utah Jazz 101, Orlando Magic 94

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Utah Jazz 101 Final Recap | Box Score 94 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 16 PTS | -3 In the early stages of the game, Favors posted up on the left block and dunked on Vucevic. …

Continue reading »

Dec 17

Channing Frye adjusting to life in Orlando

Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — When the Magic signed Channing Frye in the offseason to a 4-year, $32 million contract, many people were puzzled by the move — why would a rebuilding team splurge on a 31-year old veteran in free agency? For the Magic, the Frye signing was meant to …

Continue reading »

Dec 11

Poor late-game execution dooms Magic

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack ORLANDO, Fla. — If there’s one thing to take away from Courtney Lee’s buzzer-beater in Memphis, it’s that a lot can happen in 0.3 seconds, let alone 0.8 seconds. Coach Jacque Vaughn was aware of the choices the Wizards had on the game’s final possession with the score tied at 89. …

Continue reading »

Dec 10

Grades: Washington Wizards 91, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack   Washington Wizards 91 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo 7-16 FG | 1-3 3P | 6 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | -6 With 16.0 seconds left and the score tied at 89 apiece, the Magic ran a 1-3 pick-and-roll with Oladipo and Willie …

Continue reading »

Dec 09

3-on-3: Best Magic player of the season so far

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin With a month and a half of the season in the books, let’s take a look at the hot topics so far. 1. Best Magic player of the first month and a half of the season. Joe Atmonavage: Nikola Vucevic. It’s clearly been Vucci Mane. The fourth-year big man is averaging …

Continue reading »

Dec 08

The Willie Green-Maurice Harkless conundrum

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Magic fans have been up in arms this season by the amount of playing time that Willie Green has been getting off the bench (he’s averaging 15.5 minutes per game), despite the fact that he’s been the worst player on the roster. Green’s 3.6 PER is not …

Continue reading »

Dec 05

The similarities between O’Quinn and Gortat

AP Photo/Ben Margot Kyle O’Quinn missed 15 of the Magic’s first 16 games of the regular season because of a sprained left ankle. Since returning¬†to the rotation on November 26, O’Quinn has put up modest numbers off the bench, averaging 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game in 15.7 minutes per …

Continue reading »

Dec 03

Grades: Golden State Warriors 98, Orlando Magic 97

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images   Golden State Warriors 98 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo 10-14 FG | 3-4 3P | 4 REB | 4 AST | 27 PTS | -1 This was easily Oladipo’s best game of the season so far. He got off to a quick …

Continue reading »

Dec 01

Grades: Orlando Magic 93, Phoenix Suns 90

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin   Orlando Magic 93 Final Recap | Box Score 90 Phoenix Suns Nikola Vucevic 7-15 FG | 4-6 FT | 1 BLK | 8 REB | 18 PTS | -1 It was Vucevic’s right hook with 42.2 seconds left, which gave the Magic an 85-80 lead, that was a lightning rod …

Continue reading »

Page 1 of 712345...Last »