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European prospects eye Australian springboard to NBA

Nov. 30, 2021 10:29 AM EST

There's a new stopover for European prospects who hope their journeys lead to the NBA draft: Australia. The Next Stars program of the National Basketball League has groomed the likes of LaMelo Ball and Josh Giddey and has now added young European players to its ranks for...

Bucks dominate Magic 123-92 for 4th consecutive victory

Nov. 23, 2021 00:23 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 18 points and the Milwaukee Bucks opened the biggest halftime lead in franchise history on their way to a 123-92 blowout of the Orlando Magic on Monday night. The Bucks’ 77-36 lead at the break also was Orlando’s biggest halftime...

Antetokounmpo has 32 points and 20 rebounds, Bucks top Magic

Nov. 21, 2021 00:08 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 20 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Orlando Magic 117-108 on Saturday night to open a two-game set. The teams will meet again Monday night in Milwaukee. Bobby Portis had a...

Anthony scores season-best 33, Magic rallies past Jazz

Nov. 07, 2021 21:46 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cole Anthony scored 10 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and keyed a game-closing 24-11 run that helped the Orlando Magic rally past the Utah Jazz 107-100 on Sunday night. Trailing by as many as 13 points in the third quarter and...

Butler scores 36, Heat pull away to top Magic 107-90

Oct. 25, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler kept getting to the rim, and predictably, scoring suddenly became pretty easy. Butler scored 36 points on 15-for-21 shooting, Bam Adebayo added 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando...

Coach Mosley's plan for Magic: Ring the bell, then win games

Oct. 12, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jamahl Mosley waited a long time for this chance. He’s not about to let very low expectations douse his enthusiasm. The new coach of the Orlando Magic understands that this season, his first as an NBA head coach, is part of a massive rebuild that...