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Report: Lakers won’t hire new team president to replace Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson has always been a hard act to follow. After the 59-year-old Hall of Famer resigned last month as Lakers team president, the franchise has decided not to appoint a successor. An ESPN report outlines that the Lakers will keep their power structure as it’s been operating since April 9, with General Manager Rob Pelinka as the chief basketball decision-maker. He’ll report directly to team owner Jeanie Buss. While the Lakers haven’t shown a pressing concern to replace Johnson, the report...
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Eastern Conference finals preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors

Toronto and Milwaukee were the only two teams to rank among the NBA's best five offenses and defenses during the regular season, and they are the owners of the league's two best net ratings through the first two rounds of the playoffs. It helps that Toronto played the Orlando Magic in the opening round, but the Sixers were no joke, even if the Raptors made Embiid and Ben Simmons look like one at times. Head to head The Bucks won the regular-season series with the Raptors, 3-1, although...
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Fans flock to social media after Lakers hire Frank Vogel, Jason Kidd

The Los Angeles Lakers finally have their new coach. The Lakers hired former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel on Saturday afternoon, reportedly reaching a three-year deal. Vogel will take over for Luke Walton, who split with the organization just days after the regular season ended.
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With Tyronn Lue out, Lakers turn to new batch of coaching candidates

Now what? After a long search that seemed to be headed toward a predictable outcome, talks between the Lakers and Tyronn Lue reportedly broke down on Wednesday, leading both sides to walk away from bringing the championship-winning coach to Los Angeles. In Lue, the Lakers gave up on both the most successful coach in their search as well as the one who knows LeBron James the most intimately. With a reset, the Lakers are expected to keep Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard in consideration, but othe...
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Magic co-founder Williams announces retirement

Pat Williams, co-founder of the Orlando Magic, announced his retirement from the NBA after a 51-year career in the league.
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Magic made big strides in Steve Clifford’s first year

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic were supposed to have gotten a day off on Jan. 30. Instead, an incensed coach Steve Clifford brought his team in to watch film and make them see all the mistakes they made the night before in a loss to Oklahoma City. Plenty of teams would have grumbled […]
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With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn’t end in failure and frustration. Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Magic 115-96 […]
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Raptors and 76ers finish off series, will meet in next round

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors used another stifling defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games. Kyle Lowry scored 14 points as the Raptors finished off the Magic with ease, bouncing back from […]
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Leonard has 27 as Raptors rout Magic 115-96, clinch series

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors used another stifling defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games. Kyle Lowry scored 14 points as the Raptors finished off the Magic with ease, bouncing back from […]
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Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 107-85 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each scored 16 for the Raptors, who can advance with a home win in Game 5 on Tuesday. […]
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Not My Job: We Quiz Orlando Magic Star Aaron Gordon On Actual Magic

When we recorded the show in Orlando, Fla., we invited NBA star Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic to play a game called "Abracadabra!" Originally broadcast Nov. 17, 2018.
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Siakam has 30 points, Raptors top Magic 98-93 for 2-1 lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the Orlando Magic 98-93 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series. Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to […]
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Raptors aim to build on momentum in Game 3 vs. Magic

The Toronto Raptors hope to continue the dominance they showed in Game 2 when they visit the Orlando Magic for Game 3 of the first-round playoff series Friday night. The Magic hope they can find a way to get more production from center Nikola Vucevic, who has been stifled by Toronto's defense. Despite their 111-82 second-game dominance Tuesday and their ability to limit Vucevic, the best the Raptors could do in the first two games of the best-of-seven series is gain a split at home.
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Leonard, Raptors rout Magic; Murray rallies Nuggets

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference first-round series at one win apiece. Pascal Siakam had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never trailed […]
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Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference first-round series at one win apiece. Pascal Siakam had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never trailed […]
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Who Are The Likely Europeans To Be Drafted Into The NBA?

  The NBA is the pinnacle of the basketball world; with players from all over the globe idolising players from the biggest teams in the world. European leagues are improving; especially the Spanish league, but they will likely never reach the same level as America’s elite competition. The draft is something that not many Europeans are knowledgeable in since it isn’t a format that has been used within the common sports such as football and rugby. However, it is the best way for teams that fi...
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Raptors’ Anunoby has appendectomy; no timetable for return

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby has undergone an emergency appendectomy, and there is no timetable for his return. The team says the 6-foot-8 forward was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. The operation was Thursday night at Mount Sinai Hospital. The Raptors open their first-round playoff series Saturday at home against the Orlando Magic. […]
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2019 N.B.A. Playoff Preview: The Warriors’ Biggest Rivals? Injuries and Boredom

There are intriguing teams in both conferences, and there should be some classic games, but Golden State is positioned to three-peat.
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NBA playoff matchups: Pistons earn shot at Bucks

The Detroit Pistons wrapped up the NBA's final playoff berth Wednesday night as the regular season concluded. Detroit qualified for the playoffs thanks to a 115-89 road win over the New York Knicks. The Pistons held off a challenge from the Charlotte Hornets, who finished 39-43 after losing 122-114 to the visiting Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
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Walker scores 43 in likely farewell as Charlotte eliminated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 43 points in what may be his final game with Charlotte, a 122-114 loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night that eliminated the Hornets from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season. Terrence Ross scored a season-high 35 points, Aaron Gordon added 27 and […]
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Magic rally vs. Celtics to end postseason drought

Terrence Ross had 26 points, Nikola Vucevic added 25 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rallied past the Boston Celtics 116-108 on Sunday night to clinch their first playoff berth in seven years.
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Magic rally past Celtics, earn 1st playoff berth in 7 years

BOSTON (AP) — Terrence Ross had 26 points, Nikola Vucevic added 25 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rallied past the Boston Celtics 116-108 on Sunday night to clinch their first playoff berth in seven years. Evan Fournier added 24 points for Orlando (41-40), which last made the postseason during the 2011-12 season. […]
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Days ahead of the playoffs, Celtics' Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart go down with injuries

The NBA playoffs are set to begin in a week, but the timing could hardly be worse for Boston Celtics. In the team's final home game of the regular season on Sunday, forward Jayson Tatum and guard Marcus Smart exited the 116-108 loss to the Orlando Magic early with injuries. Although there's no timetable yet for the injuries, neither is expected to keep the players out for the rest of the season.
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Magic closer to ending playoff drought, Warriors near 1 seed

The Orlando Magic have turned their season around, and a playoff berth is now within their grasp            [Author: AP]
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Magic use huge 1st half to rout Hawks 149-113 in home finale

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic used a franchise-record 81 points in the first half to cruise past the Atlanta Hawks 149-113 on Friday night in their regular-season home finale and take another step toward a playoff berth. Nikola Vucevic, Terrence Ross and Evan Fournier scored 25 points each for Orlando, which set a […]
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Vucevic, Ross help Magic hold off Knicks 114-100

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 13 rebounds and Terrence Ross scored 23 points off the bench as the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 114-100 Wednesday night. Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon had 19 points apiece for Orlando, which is chasing Miami for the final spot in the Eastern […]
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Green scores season-high 29 as Raptors beat Magic 121-109

TORONTO (AP) — Danny Green scored a season-high 29 points, Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and the Toronto Raptors clinched their sixth Atlantic Division title by beating the Orlando Magic 121-109 on Monday night. The win also means Toronto can finish no lower than second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors began […]
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Gordon powers Magic to 121-116 win over Pacers

Aaron Gordon had 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and the Orlando Magic racked up a season-high 37 assists in a 121-116 win over the Indiana Pacers to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race            [Author: AP]
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Ellington, Griffin lead Pistons past Magic 115-98

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 17 of his 25 points in the third quarter and the Detroit Pistons defeated the Orlando Magic 115-98 Thursday night in a matchup of teams battling for Eastern Conference playoff positions. Blake Griffin had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit, which was coming off a 1-4 road trip. […]
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Magic shut down 76ers in 2nd half, win 119-98, close on 8th

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held the Philadelphia 76ers without a field goal for a stretch of nearly 12 minutes Monday night in a 119-98 victory. Evan Fournier scored 24 points for the Magic, who outscored the 76ers 30-5 over a second-half stretch in […]
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