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Paul Pierce: Doc Rivers changed policy after blowing Tim Duncan free agency (VIDEO)

Source | 6 days ago.

Bowen’s story was that Duncan had a fairly simple request, and when Rivers refused, that’s when the Orlando Magic lost their chance to pair Duncan with Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill. Now, Hill has confirmed that story as a first hand witness.

Curry, Warriors clobber Suns

Source | 9 days ago.

Stephen Curry scored 10 of his team-high 22 points in the second quarter Monday night, helping the Golden State Warriors overcome an early deficit en route to a 129-83 blowout of the Phoenix Suns in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors' third consecutive win to close a four-game homestand came despite a second straight impressive performance by the Suns' Elfrid Payton, who led all scorers with 29 points. Payton, acquired from the Orlando Magic for just a second-round pick last week, hit 11 of his 18 shots and also had eight rebounds and a team-high five assists in 31 minutes.

Magic come from 21 down to upset Cavaliers; LeBron reiterates he will not be traded

Source | 14 days ago.

“I’m here for this season right now to try and figure out a way we can still compete,” James said after his Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 21-point lead in a 116-98 loss to the Orlando Magic. The Cavaliers fell apart in the second half and lost for the 14th time in 21 games. Jonathon Simmons scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter for the Magic, who broke a nine-game home-court losing streak against Cleveland.

NBA-James sinks buzzer-beater to lift Cavs over Timberwolves

Source | 14 days ago.

LeBron James resurrected Cleveland's stagnant season, for one night at least, when he hit a game-winning buzzer-beater to lift the Cavaliers to a 140-138 overtime home win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. After Cleveland called timeout in the backcourt with one second left, James caught a long pass near the foul line. Under pressure from Minnesota's Jimmy Butler, the four-times league MVP spun around and launched a fadeaway jumper from the top of the key over the top of the lunging defender.

It's sure starting to feel like 'the end could be near' for LeBron in Cleveland ... again

Source | 15 days ago.

Seven months ago, the prospect of LeBron James leaving Cleveland again seemed all but unthinkable. Hours before the latest installment of their spectacular on-court implosion against the Orlando Magic, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic laid out in pretty damning detail just how bad things have gotten behind the scenes for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Magic stun reeling Cavs as LeBron says he's staying put

Source | 15 days ago.

After another embarrassing defeat and two days before the trade deadline, LeBron James let it be known he's not going anywhere, at least for now. ''I'm here for this season right now to try and figure out a way we can still compete,'' James said after his Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 21-point lead in a 116-98 loss to the Orlando Magic. The Cavaliers fell apart in the second half and lost for the 14th time in 21 games.

Isaiah Thomas on Cavaliers: “When adversity hits, we go our separate ways”

Source | 15 days ago.

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost again on Tuesday night. Taking on the Orlando Magic in Florida, Cleveland lost, 116-98, despite having as much as a 21-point lead. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue had to step away from the game as he apparently had some kind of illness.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell to compete in Slam Dunk contest

Source | 17 days ago.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell will compete in the Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles after Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon left because of a hip injury. Mitchell will play in the Rising Stars Challenge

Aaron Gordon is out of the Slam Dunk Contest, and Donovan Mitchell is in

Source | 17 days ago.

Aaron Gordon’s hip injury means Donovan Mitchell will take his air show to Staples Center this All-Star Weekend. Sadly, the third time won’t be the charm for Aaron Gordon. The Orlando Magic forward, who finished second to Zach LaVine in the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest in one of the greatest battles in the competition’s history before turning in an underwhelming performance in New Orleans, was set to make his third straight appearance in the event later this month.

Porter, Wizards ease to 115-98 victory over Magic

Source | 18 days ago.

If the Washington Wizards are missing All-Star point guard John Wall, they certainly aren't showing it. Washington won its fourth straight game while Wall is sidelined because of a knee injury, pounding the Orlando Magic 115-98 on Saturday night. Tomas Satoransky, who replaced Wall in the starting lineup, had a career-high 19 points, six assists and wasn't needed in the fourth quarter after helping the Wizards blow open the game in the third.

Wizards blast Magic to tie a season-high with four straight wins behind Tomas Satoransky's career night

Source | 18 days ago.

The Washington Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 115-98 on Saturday night. Streak continues: The Wizards are all of a sudden unstoppable and they are doing it without their best player. On Saturday, they again earned a thoroughly impressive win without John Wall and again with unusually generous and crisp ball movement.

Lakers' Lopez comes back to Brooklyn to face Nets

Source | 20 days ago.

For nine seasons, Brook Lopez survived numerous coaches and teammates, played home games in three arenas and avoided getting traded several times. Lopez finally was traded by the Nets last June for D'Angelo Russell and Friday the franchise's career scoring leader returns as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nets used their first-round pick in 2008 to select Lopez out of Stanford.

Harden's historic night: 60-point triple-double

Source | 22 days ago.

James Harden scored a franchise-record 60 points while posting a triple-double, almost singlehandedly carrying the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 114-107 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic on Tuesday night at Toyota Center. With Houston missing three rotation players, Harden logged a season-high 46 minutes. Already missing Trevor Ariza (hamstring) and Chris Paul (groin), the Rockets lost guard Eric Gordon to lower back stiffness early in the second quarter.

Rested Lakers face slumping Magic

Source | 22 days ago.

The Orlando Magic might feel a little fatigued Wednesday after unsuccessfully trying to defend James Harden Tuesday in Houston. After allowing 60 points to Harden, the Magic complete a back-to-back set by hosting the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only did Orlando allow 60 points to Harden in a 114-107 loss, they allowed the star guard to get a triple-double, making him the first player with a 60-point triple-double.

Pacers use late-game magic to rally past Orlando 114-112

Source | 24 days ago.

Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson delivered the perfect combination for the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo scored 24 points, Stephenson added a season-high 21, each had five rebounds and six assists, and the Pacers overcame a late 10-point deficit to get past the struggling Orlando Magic 114-112. ''When that energy (is there), when the crowd is into it, the players are into it, the bench is into it - it's unlike any other,'' Oladipo said.

Jan. 27: Top 10

Source | 25 days ago.

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Magic waive Payne in latest fallout of Michigan State crisis

Source | 25 days ago.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Orlando Magic waived Adreian Payne, the latest fallout from in has become a crisis at Michigan State. Magic coach Frank Vogel confirmed the move Saturday, declining further comment other than to wish Payne well. Payne was part

Report: Magic cut Adreian Payne after his name surfaces in MSU sexual assault scandal

Source | 26 days ago.

The Orlando Magic have waved former first-round pick Adreian Payne, whose name has surfaced in the sexual assault scandal embroiling Michigan State, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Orlando Magic waived two-way player Adreian Payne, league sources tell ESPN.

Up-and-down Magic ready to face Pacers

Source | 26 days ago.

The Orlando Magic have been the picture of inconsistency. Per the most recent example, the Magic earned an impressive eight-point victory at Boston Sunday night. Then went backward by losing to struggling Sacramento by six points at Orlando on Tuesday night.

NBA: Spurs spoil LeBron's 30,000th-point celebration

Source | 29 days ago.

The Cleveland Cavaliers slumped to another NBA loss despite LeBron James reaching a major milestone on Tuesday. With a jump shot in the closing seconds of the first quarter in San Antonio, James became the seventh player in NBA history to score 30,000