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Magic win fifth straight, end 13-game skid vs Hornets

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic ended a 13-game losing streak to Charlotte, routing the Hornets 127-89 on Thursday night behind 21 points from reserve Terrence Ross. The Magic have won five straight for the first time in more than three years. Nikola Vucevic had his fifth straight double-double with 17 points and 11 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Magic, Orlando Magic, Charlotte, Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Fla, Hornets, Terrence Ross


Disgruntled Anthony Davis scores just 3 points, rips team after game

Anthony Davis doesn't want to play for New Orleans anymore (he, through his agent, has requested a trade). Davis scored just three points on 1-of-9 shooting and was thoroughly outplayed by Orlando center Nikola Vucevic as the Magic beat the listless Pelicans 118-88. Davis played 24 minutes in his third game since his agent told New Orleans the six-time All-Star wanted to be traded to a championship-contending team and won't sign an extension with the Pelicans.
Tags: News, Basketball, Davis, New Orleans, Magic, Anthony Davis, Orlando, Nikola Vucevic


Davis on loss: Pels weren't interested in playing

Disgruntled star Anthony Davis scored three points on 1-of-9 shooting, outplayed badly by big man Nikola Vucevic as the Orlando Magic beat the listless New Orleans Pelicans 118-88 on Tuesday night.
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Disgruntled AD has just 3 points, Pelicans routed by Magic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Disgruntled star Anthony Davis scored three points on 1-of-9 shooting, outplayed badly by big man Nikola Vucevic as the Orlando Magic beat the listless New Orleans Pelicans 118-88 on Tuesday night. Davis played 24 minutes in his third game since his agent told New Orleans the six-time All-Star wanted to be […]
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Vucevic leads Magic to 3rd straight win, 124-108 over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Nikola Vucevic played like an All-Star. Jonathan Isaac turned one possession into his own personal block party. And the Orlando Magic picked off road victories on back-to-back nights for the first time in nearly five years. Vucevic, who will be making his first All-Star Game appearance next weekend in Charlotte, scored 19 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlanta, Ap, Magic, Orlando Magic, Charlotte, Nikola Vucevic, Hawks, Vucevic, Jonathan Isaac


Vucevic leds Magic to 3rd straight win, 124-108 over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading the Orlando Magic to a 124-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Despite getting into Atlanta around 2:40 a.m. after a 20-point victory at East-leading Milwaukee the previous night, Orlando looked like the fresher team by far in recording […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Atlanta, Ap, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando, Nikola Vucevic, Hawks


Playing without Antetokounmpo, Bucks lose to Magic 103-83

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Isaac scored 17 points and Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross each added 15 as the Orlando Magic cruised past Milwaukee 103-83 on Saturday night and snapped the Bucks’ six-game winning streak. The Bucks played without All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who sat out with right knee soreness after scoring 29 points and […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Ap, Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic, Terrence Ross, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jonathan Isaac


Ross makes 6 3s, Magic beat Timberwolves 122-112

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 32 points and came up with a big defensive play to help the Orlando Magic to a 122-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. Ross came off the bench to make six 3-pointers and 13-of-23 shots overall. Nikola Vucevic added 21 points, Aaron Gordon 19 and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Ross, Nikola Vucevic, Timberwolves, Orlando Fla, Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon


Boys do cry so get over it

The reaction to Rudy Gobert crying after finding out he didn’t make the NBA All Star game was a mix of sympathy and scorn. Emmet Ryan on the utter stupidity of those who took issue with Gobert being in tears after addressing the media for the first time following his snub Best to get the cash out of the way first. $1 million is a lot of money to me and the bulk of people reading this site, it’s also an amount Rudy Gobert understands the value of but in reality is just not what matters to him. H...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Nba, Rudy, Orlando Magic, Nba All-star Game, Nikola Vucevic, NBA All Star, Utah Jazz, Manning, All Star, Draymond Green, Joakim Noah, Rudy Gobert, Marc Gasol, Gobert


First-timers Jokic, Simmons among ASG reserves

Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets, Ben Simmons of the 76ers, Nikola Vucevic of the Magic and Khris Middleton of the Bucks were chosen for their first All-Star Games.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Magic, Nikola Vucevic, Khris Middleton, Ben Simmons, ASG, Nikola Jokic, Jokic Simmons


Green’s late basket lifts Wizards past Magic 95-91

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Green made the go-ahead layup with 42 seconds left and scored a season-high 24 points as the Washington Wizards defeated the Orlando Magic 95-91 on Friday night. Bradley Beal had 27 points and seven assists for the Wizards, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Nikola Vucevic led […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Magic, Orlando Magic, Wizards, Washington Wizards, Nikola Vucevic, Bradley Beal, Orlando Fla, Jeff Green


Russell’s double-double helps Nets edge Magic 114-110

NEW YORK (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie scored 29 points, and the Brooklyn Nets edged the Orlando Magic 114-110 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory. Orlando had a chance to tie it at 112 with 3.1 seconds left in regulation, but Nikola Vucevic’s […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando, Nikola Vucevic, Angelo Russell, Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie


Fournier, Vucevic power Magic past Hawks, 122-103

ATLANTA (AP) — Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points apiece to lead the Orlando Magic to a 122-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday in the season’s first matchup between the Southeast Division rivals. Vucevic had 14 rebounds and Fournier had seven assists as Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak. Dewayne Dedmon […]
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Bledsoe scores 30 points, Bucks hold off Magic 118-108

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Eric Bledsoe scored 30 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 13 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks won their fourth straight game, beating the Orlando Magic 118-108 on Saturday night. Malcolm Brogdon added 18 points, and Khris Middleton had 15. The Bucks are 11-2 in their last 13 games. Nikola Vucevic […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Nikola Vucevic, Khris Middleton, Orlando Fla, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Malcolm Brogdon, Eric Bledsoe, Bledsoe


Magic rally in fourth quarter to beat Rockets 116-109

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic threw about everything they had at Houston’s James Harden and the strategy worked. Barely. Orlando rallied in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a 116-109 win over Houston on Sunday behind 22 points apiece from Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, and 17 points from Evan Fournier. The Magic […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Rockets, Houston, Orlando Magic, Orlando, Nikola Vucevic, James Harden, Orlando Fla, Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier


Clippers awaken from slow start to beat Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin (14) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (8) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon, top right, dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Clippe...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Magic, Rivers, Orlando Magic, Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando, Phoenix, Nikola Vucevic, HARRIS


Vucevic leads Magic to 112-84 rout of Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 12 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, Aaron Gordon added 18 points and a career-high nine assists, and the Orlando Magic led the entire way in a 112-84 rout of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Terrence Ross scored 15 off the bench and Evan […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Magic, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic, Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon, Evan, Vucevic


Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic past Pistons 109-107

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier’s running jumper in the lane as the buzzer sounded gave the Orlando Magic a 109-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. D.J. Augustin led the Magic with 26 points and eight assists, and Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points. Fournier finished with 13. Luke Kennard […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Magic, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Pistons, Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Fla, Aaron Gordon, Fournier, Evan Fournier, J Augustin, Luke Kennard


Raptors get thumped by Magic in Orlando

Nikola Vucevic notches 30 points and grabs 20 rebounds as Orlando takes down Toronto.
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GAME RECAP: Magic 116, Raptors 87

Nikola Vucevic notches 30 points and grabs 20 rebounds as Orlando takes down Toronto.
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Vucevic has 30 points, 20 boards; Magic routs Raptors 116-87

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 20 rebounds and the Orlando Magic snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-87 rout of the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. D.J. Augustin had 17 points and six assists for Orlando, which had five players in double figures and a 60-41 rebounding advantage. The […]
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Vucevic leads Magic over Bulls 97-91 in Mexico City

Nikola Vucevic scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic snapped a three-game losing streak and got a 97-91 over the Chicago Bulls in Mexico.            [Author: AP]
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Nick Rakocevic helps USC hold off short-handed Long Beach State

Drew Cobb #3 of the Long Beach State 49ers drives to the basket past Elijah Weaver #3, left, and Derryck Thornton #5 of the USC Trojans, during the first half of their NCAA men’s basketball game at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) USC’s Nick Rakocevic #31 of the USC Trojans dunks over Temidayo Yussuf #24 of the Long Beach State 49ers during the first half of their NCAA men’s basketball game at the Galen Cen...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, College sports, Ncaa, Jordan, Nevada, Kansas City, Usc, Booker, Nikola Vucevic, Porter, Thornton, Trojans


Lakers blown out in Denver; Lonzo Ball injures ankle

Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma passes the ball during the first half of Tuesday’s game against the Nuggets in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, picks up a loose ball as Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee pursues during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 27: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers pu...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Nba, Dallas, Lebron James, Orlando Magic, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Malone, Rajon Rondo, Usc, Ball, James


USC’s Bennie Boatwright improving shooting percentage from long range

LOS ANGELES — Bennie Boatwright has one ambitious goal for this season. He wants to raise his 3-point percentage into the mid-40s. It is possible, of course. Dozens of players in college basketball annually hit that mark, and Boatwright has been one of USC’s best long-range scorers. But throughout his first three seasons, Boatwright’s highest 3-point percentage never reached above the mid-30s, his best performance coming as a sophomore when he hit 36.4 percent. His bid to become a more efficient...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Nikola Vucevic, Boatwright, Trojans, Enfield, Cal State Bakersfield, Galen Center, Long Beach State, Bennie Boatwright


The Nuggets pursued LeBron James this summer but to little avail: ‘I didn’t give it much thought’

DENVER – Next time you see a Nuggets throwback jersey — the city skyline against a rainbow mountain backdrop — try to imagine LeBron James wearing one. That’s the closest the Nuggets will get to actually seeing James in one of their jerseys, but they tried hard to make it happen this summer. As the start of free agency approached this summer, there were reports that Denver was making a Hail Mary push to meet with James before he made his decision. They ultimately weren’t successful: James only m...
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Lakers’ Rajon Rondo, eager to return from broken hand, cleared for non-contact activity

EL SEGUNDO — When Brandon Ingram looked up and saw Rajon Rondo shooting beneath a basket on the far end of the court, a smile spread over his face. “Looks like he ripped his thing off,” he said. The Lakers’ strong-willed veteran point guard didn’t make the decision to remove the brace from his right hand entirely on his own; he was officially cleared for non-contact basketball activity, Lakers media relations staff assured reporters in the building. There wasn’t word yet about when Rondo would r...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Orlando Magic, Denver, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Usc, Portland Trail Blazers, James, Lakers, Nikola Vucevic, Nuggets


Harris, Gallinari help Clippers edge Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tobias Harris had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-100 on Sunday night. Danilo Gallinari made the tiebreaking jumper with 47 seconds left and added 17 points for the Clippers. Damian Lillard scored 30 points for Portland, which led by 13 at halftime but then had to play the second half without starting center Jusuf Nurkic because of a bruised shoulder. With Portland missing its defensive anchor, the Clippers began t...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Los Angeles Clippers, Usc, Nikola Vucevic, Clippers, Terry Stotts, Patrick Beverley, Tobias Harris, Jusuf Nurkic, Doc Rivers


Tobias Harris, Danillo Gallinari help Clippers edge Blazers, move atop West

Clippers couch Doc Rivers, center, reacts as the Trail Blazers call a timeout during Sunday’s game in Portland, Ore. The Clippers won 104-100. (Bruce Ely/The Portland Trail Blazers via AP) Portland Trail Blazers’ Evan Turner scores against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) during an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Los Angeles won 104-100. (Bruce Ely/The Trail Blazers via AP) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Portland...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers, Usc, Portland Trail Blazers, Nikola Vucevic, Damian Lillard, HARRIS


Kyle Kuzma’s headband signals hot start in Lakers loss

LOS ANGELES – For some of the Lakers this season, a headband has been a sign: A player needs to rediscover his mojo, and any change can help. That was what Kyle Kuzma was in search of Sunday as he donned a headband for the first time all season, and he found it quickly. The second-year forward scored or assisted for each one of the Lakers’ first 16 points, including a technical free throw he shot early in the first quarter. At the first media timeout, he already had 10 points, shooting 4 for 5 a...
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