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Nov 12

Grades: Orlando Magic 97, New York Knicks 95

Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 97 Final Recap | Box Score 95 New York Knicks Nikola Vucevic 8-15 FG | 4-4 FT | 13 REB | 2 AST | 20 PTS | +2 Vucevic got his customary double-double, though he did struggle mightily in the post. The Magic tried to …

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Oct 22

Preview: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic Date: October 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Comcast SportsNet Houston Arena: Amway Center Records Rockets: 54-28 Magic: 23-59 Probable starters Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Kostas Papanikolaou Terrence Jones Tarik Black Magic: Luke Ridnour Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Kyle O’Quinn Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Rockets: Pace: 96.3 …

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Mar 06

Grades: Houston Rockets 101, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/John Raoux   Houston Rockets 101 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo 8-16 FG | 0-4 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 18 PTS | -5 Afflalo had his hands full defending James Harden, who scored 31 points (including 25 in the second half). On two consecutive possessions …

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Mar 05

Preview: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic

Essentials Teams: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic Date: March 5, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Amway Center Records Rockets: 41-19 Magic: 19-43 Probable starters Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Chandler Parsons Terrence Jones Dwight Howard Magic: Ronnie Price Arron Afflalo Maurice Harkless Tobias Harris Nikola Vucevic Advanced stats Rockets: Pace: 95.8 …

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Feb 11

Tuesday’s Mini-Magic Word

Will Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson, or Glen Davis — the three veterans on the roster for the Orlando Magic — be traded at the deadline on February 20? Tyler Lashbrook of Orlando Pinstriped provides three takeaways from the Magic’s wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers. Zach Lowe of Grantland is a big …

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Feb 11

3-on-3: Evaluating the Magic’s future

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The Orlando Magic made headlines after coming back from 17-point deficits to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers in back-to-back games — teams with the two best records in the NBA. Is Orlando starting to figure things out? Our 3-on-3 team weighs in on this and more topics …

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Jan 23

Thursday’s Magic Word

Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk tabs Arron Afflalo as an All-Star reserve in the Eastern Conference. So does Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider. He had this to say about Afflalo: “With Irving voted into the starting lineup, everyone gets moved down a peg on my list. And that puts Afflalo in my wild-card slot. Afflalo was …

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Jan 22

Five reasons to be happy in Magic kingdom

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Magic ended a 10-game losing streak against the Celtics this past weekend, a streak which dated back to 2013. That’s a long stretch to go winless, and Magic fans are predictably perturbed. But this most recent losing streak shouldn’t make the fanbase catatonic with woe, since there’s …

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Dec 26

The pros and cons of trading Arron Afflalo

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic — similar to the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Bobcats and a host of other Eastern Conference teams — are wedged between a tank job and the very real possibility they make the playoffs in a flat-lining East. This is both good and bad — …

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Dec 08

Preview: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets

Essentials Teams: Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets Date: December 8, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Florida Arena: Toyota Center Records Magic: 6-13 Rockets: 14-7 Probable starters Magic: Jameer Nelson Victor Oladipo Arron Afflalo Andrew Nicholson Glen Davis Rockets: Patrick Beverley James Harden Chandler Parsons Terrence Jones Dwight Howard Advanced stats Magic: Pace: 95.2 …

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