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Elfrid Payton’s Missed Layup At The Buzzer Obscures The Spurs’ …

Elfrid Payton’s Missed Layup At The Buzzer Obscures The Spurs’ Crazy Defensive Gaffe

dimemag.com Updated 6 hours ago
Kawhi. So. Clutch. pic.twitter.com/jKx53SScsM — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 11, 2016 That’s Kawhi Leonard nailing a pull-up jumper with .9 seconds left to give the San Antonio Spurs a 98-96 lead over the Orlando Magic. Without any timeouts, Scot…
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  • Kawhi's last-second winner completes Spurs' comeback vs. Magic

    Kawhi's last-second winner completes Spurs' comeback vs. Magic

    yahoo.com 3 hours ago
    San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has often been described as a different kind of superstar, a guy who dominates with league-best defense and smart decision-making on the offensive side. These ideas are borne out by the stats — Leonard averages an…
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  • Magic Johnson Talks About How He ‘Needed’ His Historic 1992 All…

    Magic Johnson Talks About How He ‘Needed’ His Historic 1992 All-Star Game

    dimemag.com Feb 9 (yesterday)
    Subscribe to UPROXX It was 24 years ago today when Magic Johnson played in the 1992 All-Star Game. It was his 11th-consecutive appearance in the event, but it was more significant than all the others combined. Months earlier, he had retired abruptly bef…
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  • ESPN Now: David Thorpe and Henry Abbott disagree that Magic……

    ESPN Now: David Thorpe and Henry Abbott disagree that Magic…

    ESPN.com Feb 9 (yesterday)
    David Thorpe and Henry Abbott disagree that Magic Johnson's hypothetical Lakers revival strategy would slay the Warriors.
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  • Nikola Vucevic Nails The Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater To Sink The…

    Nikola Vucevic Nails The Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater To Sink The Hawks

    dimemag.com deadspin.com Feb 7 (3 days ago)
    Subscribe to UPROXX Super Bowl Sunday be damned. Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic weren’t about to be overshadowed by the big game. So with their afternoon matinee against the Atlanta Hawks tied at 94-94 in the closing seconds, Orlando went straight…
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  • KD's last-second 3, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Mag…

    KD's last-second 3, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Magic

    yahoo.com Feb 4
    You've got to be special to be what people talk about after your teammate puts up 24 points, 19 rebounds, 14 assists and two steals with two turnovers in 38 minutes. But then, Kevin Durant is pretty damn special. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The b…
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  • KD's last-second 3, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Mag…

    KD's last-second 3, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Magic

    You've got to be special to be what people talk about after your teammate puts up 24 points, 19 rebounds, 14 assists and two steals with two turnovers in 38 minutes. But then, Kevin Durant is pretty damn special. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The b…
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  • This Is The Moment Of Kobe Bryant’s Career The Lakers Should Im…

    This Is The Moment Of Kobe Bryant’s Career The Lakers Should Immortalize With A Statue

    dimemag.com Jan 31
    Getty Image Jerry West. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Magic Johnson. Chick Hearn. And Shaquille O’Neal. That esteemed quintet of hoops royalty is synonymous with the Los Angeles Lakers, and the league’s glamour franchise decided to immortalize each franchise leg…
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  • Kobe kicked Larry Nance Jr. off the bench so he could get a sea…

    Kobe kicked Larry Nance Jr. off the bench so he could get a seat

    yahoo.com Jan 27
    Everyone with any sense of the NBA knows that Kobe Bryant wields a lot of power with the Los Angeles Lakers. He's the franchise's most popular player since Magic Johnson, if not ever, and means enough to their identity that he can command a salary well …
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  • Coach Jason Kidd returns to Bucks sideline

    Coach Jason Kidd returns to Bucks sideline

    nba.com Jan 26
    Coach Jason Kidd returned to the sideline Tuesday night for the first time since undergoing right hip surgery last month when the Milwaukee Bucks hosted the Orlando Magic.
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  • Kemba's 40 pace Hornets' win after Oladipo's banked 3 forces OT

    Kemba's 40 pace Hornets' win after Oladipo's banked 3 forces OT

    yahoo.com Jan 23
    It's tough for any team to head into overtime after surrendering a game-tying three-pointer, and likely even worse when it gets banked in. Credit the Charlotte Hornets not succumbing to that disappointment in the extra period of Friday night's game agai…
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  • Orlando GM Rob Hennigan discusses his team's inconsistent seaso…

    Orlando GM Rob Hennigan discusses his team's inconsistent season

    yahoo.com Jan 21
    Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan was tasked with presiding over one of the tougher rebuilding projects in recent memory back in 2012, with only the Brooklyn Nets’ ineptitude saving him from digging out of the league’s deepest hole. He inherite…
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  • Where Are They Now? The Houston Rockets Lived The Dream In The …

    Where Are They Now? The Houston Rockets Lived The Dream In The Mid-’90s

    dimemag.com Jan 21
    Getty Image With six rings, the ’90s belonged to Michael Jordan and the Bulls — no one is about to dispute that — but while other teams like the Sonics, Hornets, and Magic stand out as some of that eras great almost teams, the Houston Rockets have the b…
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  • Is Magic Johnson Already The Biggest Los Angeles Rams Fan In Th…

    Is Magic Johnson Already The Biggest Los Angeles Rams Fan In Their New Home?

    dimemag.com Jan 19
    USA TODAY Sports The St. Louis Rams, having moved from Los Angeles in 1994, will be going back to the city they once called home. It leaves a void in the hearts of St. Louis fans, although we hear the Colts have openings, but many in the Los Angeles are…
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  • This New NBA Primetime Spot Will Make You Want Andre Iguodala’s…

    This New NBA Primetime Spot Will Make You Want Andre Iguodala’s Magic Touch

    dimemag.com Jan 19
    Subscribe to UPROXX You know when someone shakes the hand of a person they admire, they often joke, “I’m never washing this hand again?” Well, the NBA based an entire TV spot around that concept, and surprisingly, the result is pretty sweet. Andre Iguod…
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  • Magic's Oladipo sidelined by knee sprain

    Magic's Oladipo sidelined by knee sprain

    nba.com Jan 18
    Orlando guard Victor Oladipo has been ruled out for the Magic's game at Atlanta due to a sprained knee.
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  • Ben Wallace sees his number retired in Detroit

    Ben Wallace sees his number retired in Detroit

    yahoo.com Jan 17
    The Orlando Magic didn’t really have to trade Ben Wallace to the Detroit Pistons in 2000, and yet they went ahead with it. The goal was to give Grant Hill as much money as they could, under the cap, in a sign and trade deal. Orlando had the available ca…
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  • Kobe’s New Trademark Should Make You Leery Of Being His Friend

    Kobe’s New Trademark Should Make You Leery Of Being His Friend

    dimemag.com Jan 15
    Getty Image It’s no secret that when Kobe Bryant finally retires, he’ll likely look to fellow Lakers legend Magic Johnson as an example for using his competitive acumen to build a business empire. But it seems like he’s not even waiting until he’s playe…
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  • Magic Johnson Criticizes ESPN’s All-Time Point Guard List For S…

    Magic Johnson Criticizes ESPN’s All-Time Point Guard List For Steph Curry Being Above Isiah Thomas

    dimemag.com Jan 13
    Magic Johnson (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) ESPN released a list of the NBA’s best point guards of all-time on Wednesday afternoon. NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, who came in ranked first on the list, took to Twitter to voice some concerns about its o…
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  • Cavaliers trade G Harris to Magic for second-round pick

    Cavaliers trade G Harris to Magic for second-round pick

    nba.com Jan 12
    The Cavaliers traded guard Joe Harris to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, a deal to save Cleveland money and create roster flexibility.
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  • Orlando looking to bring D-League team to Florida

    Orlando looking to bring D-League team to Florida

    nba.com Jan 7
    The Orlando Magic are looking to bring an NBA Development League team to Florida.
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  • Magic's Payton out vs. Pistons with ankle injury

    Magic's Payton out vs. Pistons with ankle injury

    nba.com Jan 4
    Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton is sitting out Monday night's game at Detroit with a left ankle bruise.
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  • Skiles, Popovich named December's Coaches of Month

    Skiles, Popovich named December's Coaches of Month

    nba.com Jan 4
    The Orlando Magic's Scott Skiles and the San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in December.
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  • Video - Magic Stun Blazers 00:51

    Magic Stun Blazers

    Mar 20
    Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic each scored 22 points in the Magic's 111-104 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - Why Elfrid Payton Should Be Rookie Of Year 01:29

    Why Elfrid Payton Should Be Rookie Of Year

    Mar 19
    ESPN director of production analytics Ben Alamar makes the case for why Magic guard Elfrid Payton should be the NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Video - Rondo's No-Look, Over-The-Head Pass 00:17

    Rondo's No-Look, Over-The-Head Pass

    Mar 18
    Mavs guard Rajon Rondo threw a full-court, no-look, over-the-head assist to teammate Monta Ellis for the layup against the Orlando Magic.
  • Video - Magic's Surge Not Enough Against Mavs 01:32

    Magic's Surge Not Enough Against Mavs

    Mar 18
    The Magic erased a 22-point deficit but fell to the Mavericks 107-102.