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Jan 30

Magic are close to firing Jacque Vaughn

AP Photo/Brandon Dill Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Orlando Magic are close to firing coach Jacque Vaughn and a change could come soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As embarrassing losses accumulate, Vaughn is rapidly running out of time to show the progress needed to make it through the next several days – …

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Jan 29

Grades: Milwaukee Bucks 115, Orlando Magic 100

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Milwaukee Bucks 115 Final Recap | Box Score 100 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-19 FG | 1-1 FT | 14 REB | 1 AST | 17 PTS | -26 How’s this for an eye-opening stat? Vucevic shot 8-for-16 at the rim. His misses primarily came on layups, …

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Jan 28

Victor Oladipo a darkhorse to win dunk contest

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images It’s official. Victor Oladipo will compete in this year’s dunk contest. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports – who else? – first reported on January 21 that Oladipo committed to participate in the contest alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Zach LaVine (Timberwolves), and Mason Plumlee (Nets). The contest will be …

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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

Magic get thunderstrucked by Oklahoma City

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images In retrospect, we probably should have seen this coming. With Oklahoma City rumbling into Amway Center on Sunday with two of the NBA’s top five players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and facing off against an Orlando team that has recently embraced a run-and-gun philosophy, the possibility was there …

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Jan 19

Power Rankings Roundup: Week 12

  Matt Moore, CBS Sports: No. 20 (Last week: No. 27) Ran into a buzzsaw in Oklahoma City, but overall have played much better. Victor Oladipo is a star in the making that no one is really paying attention to. Marc Stein, ESPN: No. 21 (Last week: No. 28) Before getting bullied by Memphis and …

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Jan 16

Aaron Gordon cleared to play

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Magic rookie forward Aaron Gordon has been cleared to play in games and appears on track to play tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies at Amway Center. If Gordon returns tonight, it would be exactly two months since the team announced …

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Jan 13

The night that Nikola Vucevic ethered Pau Gasol

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images CHICAGO – “Two points.” That was coach Jacque Vaughn’s response when asked about Nikola Vucevic’s seismic left-handed dunk on Pau Gasol that sent reverberations throughout the United Center during the Magic’s 121-114 win over the Bulls. The dunk occurred late in the third quarter. Frye passed the ball …

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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 10

Grades: Los Angeles Lakers 101, Orlando Magic 84

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill   Los Angeles Lakers 101 Final Recap | Box Score 84 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 6-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 STL | 11 REB | 14 PTS | -18 There was a moment late in the third quarter when Oladipo drove into the lane and drew a foul as …

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