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Crawford, Clippers open road trip with rout

Crawford, Clippers open road trip with rout

ESPN.com Updated Nov 19 (yesterday)
Jamal Crawford had 22 points and Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 114-90 Wednesday night.
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  • GIF: Stephen Curry Channels Magic Johnson With Around-The-Back …

    GIF: Stephen Curry Channels Magic Johnson With Around-The-Back Dime In LA

    dimemag.com Nov 17 (5 days ago)
    The Warriors rolled the Lakers at Staples Center Sunday night, 136-115, and that was even after the Lakers outscored them by 15 in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t even close, so Stephen Curry — who finished with 30 points and 15 assists in less than 30 mi…
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  • Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Fractures Bone In Left Foot, Out Inde…

    Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Fractures Bone In Left Foot, Out Indefinitely

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Nov 16 (5 days ago)
    Just one day after the Orlando Magic’s best young player returned to the lineup, another very promising one is leaving it. Rookie forward Aaron Gordon fractured a bone in his left foot during Orlando’s loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday and is o…
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  • Should J.R. Smith have passed to Carmelo Anthony for Knicks' la…

    Should J.R. Smith have passed to Carmelo Anthony for Knicks' last shot vs. Magic?

    yahoo.com Nov 13
    Trailing by two with 3.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, the New York Knicks had one last chance to get level with the visiting Orlando Magic. Or, if moved by bold forces, they could look for a 3-pointer that would deliver a …
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  • J.R. Smith Ends Game With A Very J.R. Smith Shot

    J.R. Smith Ends Game With A Very J.R. Smith Shot

    deadspin.com Nov 13
    The Knicks lost 97-95 to the Orlando Magic last night, and this here was the final play of the game. I'm not going to assume that this isn't the play Derek Fisher drew up, but Carmelo Anthony's frantic calling for the ball would seem to indicate that J.…
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  • J.R. Smith Forgets About ‘Melo On Brick At Buzzer As Knicks Los…

    J.R. Smith Forgets About ‘Melo On Brick At Buzzer As Knicks Lose Sixth Straight

    dimemag.com Nov 13
    The Knicks lost to the Magic 97-95 last night, their sixth straight game we can lump into the loss column. But with 3.5 seconds left, down two, they had the ball and a chance to either tie it up, or win it with a three-pointer. J.R. Smith took the inbou…
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  • Channing Frye: Magic 'close to winning ... still [expletive] lo…

    Channing Frye: Magic 'close to winning ... still [expletive] losing'

    yahoo.com Nov 12
    For three quarters on Tuesday, the Orlando Magic stunned the Toronto Raptors, punching above their weight class and taking the fight directly to the Eastern Conference-leading Dinos at the Air Canada Centre. A Magic team that had struggled this season t…
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  • Report: Ricky Rubio Suffers “Significant” Ankle Sprain; Out Sev…

    Report: Ricky Rubio Suffers “Significant” Ankle Sprain; Out Several Weeks At Least

    When Ricky Rubio crashed to the floor in agony after turning his left ankle during his team’s loss to the Orlando Magic last night, it was easy to assume the worst. The Minnesota Timberwolves maestro couldn’t walk off the floor on his own power, and rep…
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  • Tobias Harris hits the buzzer-beater to lift Magic over Sixers …

    Tobias Harris hits the buzzer-beater to lift Magic over Sixers for 1st win (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 5
    Wednesday night's matchup between the visiting Orlando Magic and host Philadelphia 76ers did not spark much interest among NBA diehards. Both teams entered the contest with 0-4 records, a mark of the talent on offer and the franchises' priorities during…
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  • Delusional Magic Johnson Calls Lakers “Exciting,” Kobe MVP-Wort…

    Delusional Magic Johnson Calls Lakers “Exciting,” Kobe MVP-Worthy In Tweets

    dimemag.com Nov 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers have lost their first fives games of the 2014-2015 season, and Kobe Bryant is averaging 24.4 shots to get his 27.6 points per game. But ever the optimist, Magic Johnson still really likes this team. Unfortunately, the blind nepoti…
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  • Watch Pint-Sized Aaron Brooks Pack The Shot Of Seven-Foot Nikol…

    Watch Pint-Sized Aaron Brooks Pack The Shot Of Seven-Foot Nikola Vucevic

    dimemag.com Nov 5
    Chicago Bulls reserve guard Aaron Brooks had 53 career blocks in six seasons coming into 2014-2015. Last night against the Orlando Magic, the diminutive University of Oregon product managed what has to be his most impressive swat to date. Watch the 6-0,…
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  • Bulls' Rose, Noah to miss game with Magic

    Bulls' Rose, Noah to miss game with Magic

    The Chicago Bulls were without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah for their game Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic.
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  • Anthony Davis dominates Magic, looks set for breakout season we…

    Anthony Davis dominates Magic, looks set for breakout season we all predicted (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 29
    The run-up to the 2014-15 NBA season featured several steady storylines, including the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kobe Bryant's attempt to play at an elite level at 36 years old, and the Philadelphia 76ers' grand experiment of re…
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  • Pelicans' Davis narrowly misses triple-double

    Pelicans' Davis narrowly misses triple-double

    ESPN.com Oct 28
    Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
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  • Report: Victor Oladipo Out For A Month After Surgery For Facial…

    Report: Victor Oladipo Out For A Month After Surgery For Facial Fracture

    The Orlando Magic have no ambitions of contention in 2014-2015, but this is still supposed to be a season of major progress. In year three of its post- Dwight Howard existence, Jacque Vaughn’s team needs to take steps forward to ensure its heading the r…
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  • Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    Dwight Howard On Return To Full Health: “I’m Getting There”

    dimemag.com Oct 23
    Dwight Howard’s goofy personality, oft-ugly post game, and contentious departures from the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers make it easy to forget that he’s still suffering ill-effects from 2012 back surgery. Recent praise from Houston Rockets teamm…
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  • Reports: Nikola Vucevic Agrees To Four-Year, $54 Million Extens…

    Reports: Nikola Vucevic Agrees To Four-Year, $54 Million Extension With Magic

    The Orlando Magic have finally locked-down at least one member of its promising young core long-term. According to multiple reports, the team has agreed with center Nikola Vucevic on a four-year, $54 million contract extension. Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears…
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  • GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris…

    GIF: Dwight Howard Rises For Hammer Dunk On Luol Deng And Chris Andersen

    dimemag.com Oct 21
    The only thing better than dunking on one opponent? Catching two. In the Houston Rockets’ exhibition against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, Dwight Howard rose for a power dunk on both Luol Deng and Chris Andersen. Howard’s new Rockets and former Orlan…
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  • Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding process

    Talented youngsters try to speed up rebuilding process

    nba.com Oct 21
    Since their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team.
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  • GIF: Elfrid Payton Channels Magic Johnson By Dishing A Dime Whi…

    GIF: Elfrid Payton Channels Magic Johnson By Dishing A Dime While On His Behind

    dimemag.com Oct 16
    We were still stuck in the id phase of development when Magic Johnson was leading LA’s Showtime Lakers at the Old Forum under coach Pat Riley. That doesn’t mean we didn’t beg our parents for VHS tapes of him when we hit the ego stage of sentience. We re…
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  • Video - Clippers Cruise Past Magic 01:03

    Clippers Cruise Past Magic

    Nov 19
    Blake Griffin scored 20 points in the Clippers' 114-90 win over the Magic.
  • Video - Vucevic: 'Unselfish Bunch' 00:35

    Vucevic: 'Unselfish Bunch'

    Nov 17
    Following a 107-93 win over the Pistons, Nikola Vucevic said the Magic played as a team.
  • Video - Magic Top Pistons 00:54

    Magic Top Pistons

    Nov 17
    Victor Oladipo had 11 points and 6 rebounds in the Magic's 107-93 win over the Pistons.
  • Video - Harris Leads Magic To Win 01:14

    Harris Leads Magic To Win

    Nov 14
    Tobias Harris scored a game-high 26 points in the Magic's 101-85 win over the Bucks.

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  • As Chicago Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not …

    Nov 20
    As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
  • Brian Windhorst: David Blatt learning on the fly

    Nov 19
    "LeBron James had a ridiculous self-inflicted turnover that ended the game ... But if Blatt had kept a timeout, as most coaches would have in that sit...
  • Popovich: Spurs' 2014 title run started in Game 7 of 2013 Finals

    Nov 18
    The Spurs' march to the 2014 NBA title started with their Game 7 loss to the Heat in 2013, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Chicago Bulls correctly erring on the side of caution with Derrick Rose

    Nov 18
    Yes, having Derrick Rose would be nice, but the Bulls are in a position in which there's no need to rush him back, Michael Wilbon writes.