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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA matchups if league resumes season with postseason play

Apr. 6, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games. But in this unprecedented situation, games won’t resume...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Jazz stars Mitchell, Gobert test positive; Gobert apologizes

Mar. 12, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz confirmed Thursday that he tested positive for the coronavirus, saying that he is personally dealing with the pandemic that has temporarily shut down the NBA and other major sports leagues. Later, Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert — the first NBA player to test positive, which...

Orlando Magic's head coach Steve Clifford watches his team early in the second half before leaving an NBA basketball game and being replaced by Tyrone Corbin in the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Vucevic scores 28 to lead Magic past T-Wolves 132-118

Mar. 7, 2020 11:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead Orlando past Minnesota 132-118 on Friday night, although the Magic played most of the second half without coach Steve Clifford, who left in the third quarter due to illness. The Magic tweeted early Saturday that Clifford was released...

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) looks for an opening past Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

3's are wild: Heat set record from deep, top Magic 116-113

Mar. 5, 2020 12:27 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It took a record-setting night from 3-point range for the Miami Heat to beat the Orlando Magic. Duncan Robinson scored 27 points, all of them coming from beyond the arc, and the Heat hit a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in their 116-113 win over the Magic on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic...

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs forward Drew Eubanks (14) and Trey Lyles, left, as he tries to score during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Spurs overcome shaky finish to beat Magic, 114-113

Mar. 1, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Relying on 6-foot guard Patty Mills to be a rim protector and salvage a victory isn’t the best strategy, but the San Antonio Spurs will happily accept any win as they fight for an NBA-record 23rd straight postseason appearance. Trey Lyles had 20 points and the Spurs overcame a...

Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (31) drives around Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ross, Gordon lead Magic over Timberwolves 136-125

Feb. 28, 2020 10:24 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Gordon recorded his first career-triple double and was proudest of his assist total. Terrence Ross scored 19 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and Gordon finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, leading the Orlando Magic to a 136-125 win over the...

Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) reacts after official Lauren Holtkamp calls a foul on the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Orlando won 130-120. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Fournier scores 28, Gordon 25 as Magic beat Hawks 130-120

Feb. 26, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Orlando Magic are hardly a championship contender. They're not even a .500 team. No wonder they're relishing the chance to be part of a playoff race. Evan Fournier scored 28 points, Aaron Gordon added 25 and the Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 130-120 victory over the...

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) watches as Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) dunks in front of Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Magic rally to beat Nets 115-113, move closer to 7th place

Feb. 24, 2020 11:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Orlando Magic were way down and in danger of falling further behind in the race for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They turned things around with their biggest comeback of the season and hope it shows they have plenty of fight left for the final stretch. Aaron Gordon had 27...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots over Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Doncic, Mavericks notch another road win, 122-106 at Magic

Feb. 21, 2020 11:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Luka Doncic did his usual thing in Orlando and got some unexpected help from teammate Maxi Kleber. Doncic nearly had a triple-double, finishing with 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Dallas Mavericks cruised past the Magic 122-106 on Friday night. Kleber added...

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) fights for the ball with Atlanta Hawks center Damian Jones (30) and forward John Collins (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Gordon, Vucevic lift Magic over Hawks 135-126

Feb. 10, 2020 11:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic aren’t built to shoot their way out of slumps, so know they won't have many nights like they did Monday. Aaron Gordon scored 26 points, Nikola Vucevic had 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Magic surged past the Atlanta Hawks 135-126. The Magic,...