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Feb 03

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Orlando Magic 97

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 104 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 9-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 20 PTS | -20 If it seems like Vucevic’s midrange jump shot is borderline automatic, that’s because it is. For the …

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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 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 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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Feb 07

Video: Magic beat Thunder on game-winning dunk

Jan 02

Magic to wear Hardwood Classics jerseys

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: In celebration of the Magic’s 25th anniversary season and to honor the rich history of Orlando Magic basketball, the team will don the original jersey, the signature black, pinstriped jersey with throwback team logos worn through the 1989-94 seasons starting with the January 4 …

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Mar 23

Arron Afflalo done for the year

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: Arron Afflalo’s first season with the Orlando Magic, one in which he blossomed into the team’s leading scorer and its most outspoken mentor for several of the younger players, is over. Afflalo strained his right hamstring in the second quarter of the Magic’s 97-89 loss …

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Mar 15

Friday’s Magic Word

The Orlando Magic’s defense is in for a challenge against the Oklahoma City Thunder — owners of the league’s most efficient offense. John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “The Magic (18-47) will face the ultimate road challenge tonight when the play the Oklahoma City Thunder (48-17) at noisy Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder have been especially good …

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Mar 05

The Magic, analytics, and you

AP Photo/John Raoux This past weekend, six members of the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations department attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT. That group included general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Matt Lloyd. The event, founded by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, has been growing consistently in stature since its inception …

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Mar 02

Orlando’s Dwight Howard named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Photo by Fernando Medina Via the Orlando Magic: The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month presented by Kia Motors for games played during February. It marks the sixth time of his career and the second time this season that Howard has earned the league’s top monthly honor (November …

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