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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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Dec 23

Grades: Orlando Magic 100, Boston Celtics 95

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 100 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Boston Celtics Nikola Vucevic 8-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 12 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | +4 It was a ho-hum performance for Vucevic, as he got his customary double-double. The more noteworthy item is …

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Dec 22

Grades: Philadelphia 76ers 96, Orlando Magic 88

AP Photo/John Raoux   Philadelphia 76ers 96 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-14 FG | 3-6 FT | 17 REB | 4 AST | 19 PTS | +14 Half of Vucevic’s made field goals came on offensive rebound putbacks. At times, it looked like Vucevic was an oversized eighth grader, …

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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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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 …

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Nov 11

Grades: Toronto Raptors 104, Orlando Magic 100

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images   Toronto Raptors 104 Final Recap | Box Score 100 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-16 FG | 2-5 FT | 8 REB | 6 AST | 18 PTS | +7 There was one possession in the third quarter that shows how good Vucevic has become. On this particular …

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Nov 06

Grades: Orlando Magic 91, Philadelphia 76ers 89

Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 91 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Philadelphia 76ers Nikola Vucevic 8-16 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | -5 When Dwight Howard played for the Magic, his lefty hook was the most reliable hook shot in his …

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Oct 26

Magic exercise contract options on four players

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Orlando Magic press release: The Orlando Magic have exercised their fourth-year team option on the contracts of Evan Fournier, Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson, while also exercising their third-year team option on the contract of Victor Oladipo, general manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms …

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Oct 16

Player Profile: Nikola Vucevic

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 16.5 11.8 2.1 .540 18.9 +0.9 After being traded from the Sixers to the Magic in the blockbuster Dwight Howard deal, Nikola Vucevic had a breakout season as a sophomore in his 2012-13 campaign. He went on …

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Oct 08

Player Profile: Willie Green

Photo by Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports Frankel’s 2014-15 per 36 projections PPG RPG APG TS% PER ASPM 12.2 3.7 2.7 .468 7.2 -3.5 The 33-year-old shooting guard was picked up by the Magic after getting waived by the Clippers, and will be paid the veteran’s minimum ($1.4 million) this season. Green is entering his 12th …

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